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: The Way We Went Wild

2/3. Profiles of wildlife presenters David Attenborough and Peter Scott , who brought the natural world into the living room in the early days of TV.


Presenters: David Attenborough
Presenters: Peter Scott

: Peter Scott: a Passion for Nature

The discovery of a unique archive film provides an insight into the life of pioneering naturalist and conservation leader Peter Scott. Includes a contribution from David Attenborough.

Peter Scott: a Passion for Nature 8.00pm BBC4
He presented Look, one of the first wildlife programmes on British TV, a benign figure standing at a picture window looking out on wildfowl and ponds, but there's much more to Peter Scott. David Attenborough calls him "the patron saint of conservation" in this uncritical TV biography. It's a catalogue of achievement illustrated with some wonderful archive footage telling the story of an artist, Olympic sportsman and visionary conservationist who helped found the World Wildlife Fund (now the World Wide Fund for Nature) - and designed its panda logo. There's poignancy, too, in footage of Scott in the Antarctic, visiting the winter camp of the polar explorer father, Captain Robert Scott. he never knew. (Geoff Ellis)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Travels with a Tangerine

2/3. New.
Tim Mackintosh-Smith travels through Turkey, the Crimea and India where he watches an illegal whirling dervish ceremony and sees a magician performing the Indian rope trick.


Unknown: Tim MacKintosh-Smith

: Great British Holidays

Patrick Forbes explores the Cornish town of Rock, a coastal resort that is home to a number of wealthy people, where three-bedroom houses can go for as much as E2.3 million.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes

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