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The Nature of Australia

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A portrait of an island continent in six episodes narrated by Robyn Williams 3: The Making of the Bush Koalas and kangaroos, potent symbols of Australia, have their roots in the forests. Today barely seven per cent of the land is covered by trees, the most dominant being the eucalyptus or gums. Once more widespread, the forests were the cradle of evolution of many marsupials - the gum leaf-chewing koala and the death-defying sugar gliders among them - and birds whose behaviour rates among the most remarkable in the animal kingdom. On the heathlands of Western Australia, where vividly coloured flowers bloom, live the tiny honey possums and flightless female wasps which wantonly seduce males to carry them to food plants. Producer DIONE GILMOUR
Film editor DAVID LUFFMAN
Executive producer for the BBC JOHN SPARKS
Series producer JOHN VANDENBELD BBC Bristol
The May issue of 'BBC Wildlife' goes behind the scenes of the making of this programme and is on sale at newsagents, price £1.30
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Unknown: Robyn Williams
Unknown: Bush Koalas
Producer: Dione Gilmour
Editor: David Luffman

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The Nature of Australia

BBC Two England, 3 May 1988 21.30






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