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