This month Mark Carwardine talks to Rohantime about his life and work. He shares with us his favourite moments whilst filming Last Change to See and gets on his soapbox about the UK government’s plans to curb cattle tuberculosis by culling badgers.
Mark will be back on our screens this month in a Last Chance to See Special – Return of the Rhino. Mark and Stephen Fry follow attempts to move the world’s rarest rhinos from a snowy zoo in the Czech Republic, to the expanses of Kenya in the hope that they will breed in the wild. With only eight of these creatures left on earth, the mission becomes a race against time to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction.
BBC Two Sunday 20.00 Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill
This month we have the latest Apple iPod nano to win in our competition
Win a signed copy of Last Chance To See.
Join zoologist Mark Carwardine & Stephen Fry, as they follow in their great friend Douglas Adams’ footsteps, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth.
Now Mark has teamed up with one of Douglas’s closest friends Stephen Fry to see how all those animals have been faring in the years since. Last Chance to See, and the accompanying BBC television series, follows the unlikely duo on six separate journeys which take them from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the ice-covered mountain tops of New Zealand and from the edge of a war zone in Central Africa to a sub-tropical paradise in the North Pacific.
Along the way, they search for some of the weirdest, most remarkable and most troubled creatures on earth: a large, black, sleepy animal easily mistaken for an unusually listless mudbank, a parrot with a song like an unreleased collection of Pink Floyd studio outtakes, a rhino with square lips, a dragon with deadly saliva, an animal roughly the length of a Boeing 737 and the creature most likely to emerge from the cargo doors of a spaceship. A unique insight into the disappearing world around us, this is their hilarious, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking story.
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