Wildlife Telly Over the Christmas Period

Christmas. A time for some of the worst television of the year – endless nostalgia programmes, repeats of Christmas specials and a whole channel dedicated to watching Jamie Oliver cook Christmas dinner for his family. A time when the potential to broadcast to a large viewing audience is at it’s peak, and yet for someContinue reading “Wildlife Telly Over the Christmas Period”

Inspiration and High Standards from Last Year’s MA Wildlife Filmmakers

After a year of honing their wildlife filmmaking skills, on Thursday the day finally came for last year’s students to show their films at the BBC Natural History Unit. Eager to see how high the bar would be set, this year’s students sat among employees from both the BBC and the independent sector as theyContinue reading “Inspiration and High Standards from Last Year’s MA Wildlife Filmmakers”

Made in Bristol, Wildlife Film’s Tinseltown

In 1957, the BBC invited a young zoologist by the name of David Attenborough to head a new unit, the Natural History Unit, based in Bristol. Having just settled in London with his family he declined, and it wasn’t until 1973 and Eastwards with Attenborough – a series following an expedition to South East AsiaContinue reading “Made in Bristol, Wildlife Film’s Tinseltown”