A Natural World Special: One Hundred Years of Wildlife Films

Saturday 6th October, 8.30pm BBC 2 (Previously aired on BBC4)

'100 years of Wildlife Films, was perhaps the most fascinating piece of television I have watched this year...' Euan Ferguson - The Observer 02.09.07

In this two-hour special (which has been previously shown on BBC4), Bill Oddie highlights the passionate, eccentric and pioneering individuals who have often risked life and limb to break new boundaries in wildlife films.He charts the extraordinary changes in technology that have driven the industry forward, and he reveals how the last hundred years of wildlife films has as much to do with our social attitudes as it has to do with the animals themselves.In 1907, a flickering film about birds enthralled a cinema audience in Britain. In the hundred years that followed, wildlife films have taken us to places and revealed images we would otherwise never have seen.With stunning, exciting and sometimes shocking footage, Bill Oddie explores the changing trends throughout the last century, from shooting animals for fun in the 1930's to campaigning to save them from extinction today.

Camera: Mark Macewen
Produced/Directed: Clare Brook

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