James Brickell, one of the BBC producer/directors who filmed snakes here in 2006, prior to David Attenborough’s visit emailed to say the UK release date of “Life in Cold Blood” is 4th February 2008. Coincidentally, I had just emailed TV12 this morning to bug them about acquiring the series after reading the press pack.
Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve was honoured to host David’s visit in 2006 and I’ll feature a story about the man, his wonderful crew and the incredibly supportive Singaporean hosts in Habitatnews before the series is aired in Singapore.
Amongst the “firsts” in the series is the footage of a snake jumping, something we discovered on the Kranji mudflat one rainy morning. It’ll be nice to finally be able to release footage of that filming when the series is aired. And in episode four, “Sophisticated Serpents”, it is said “crab-eating snakes are thought to be the only snakes that will dismember their prey.” This research finding of Bruce Jayne during the era of the 2001 Snakehunters is what originally drew the crew here.
I imagine Joelle will be one of the first in Singapore to order the DVD!
Earlier this month, UK’s Telegraph featured “David Attenborough: a wild life”:
Now 81, Sir David Attenborough has spent most of the past 50 years ‘getting the behaviour of animals’, as they used to call it in the Natural History Unit of the BBC. Here, he looks back at significant moments from more than five decades of definitive natural history programmes, beginning with Zoo Quest in 1954, and ending with his forthcoming series on reptiles, Life in Cold Blood, the final chapter of his overview of life on Earth.