Another Last Chance To See

I was excited to read news about the near two-year journey taken by Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine in which they went to search for the planet’s most endangered species, is going to start airing on BBC2 starting this Sunday (6th September)

An aye-aye, the elusive lemur that fired Douglas Adam's enthusiasm
An aye-aye, the elusive lemur that fired Douglas Adam's enthusiasm

In the late 1980s, Douglas Adams, creator of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, and zoologist Mark Carwardine visited endangered animals around the world, hoping it would not be their “Last Chance To See”. A BBC radio series and book followed.

Two years ago Stephen Fry, who was a friend of Adams, received a phone call out of the blue asking if he would like to accompany Carwardine on another exploration to find more creatures rarely seen and also facing extinction. This time it would be filmed for a television series.

As mentioned above it starts this Sunday and the schedule is:

6 SEPTEMBER – Last Chance to See: Amazonian Manatee
13 SEPTEMBER – Last Chance to See: Northern White Rhino
20 SEPTEMBER- Last Chance to See: Aye Aye
27 SEPTEMBER- Last Chance to See: Komodo Dragon
11 OCTOBER – Last Chance to See: Kakapo
18 OCTOBER -Last Chance to See: Blue Whale

Further reading:

» Listen again to the original radio programmes
» Buy the original book

Stephen Fry/Mark Carwardine:
» BBC2 site: Last Chance To See
» Blogger website: Another Chance To See

Additionally:
» A Guardian article by Stephen Fry on the whole venture.
» And there’s another book too.

Don’t Forget: Sunday night. 6th September. 8pm.

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