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King's Lynn Arts Centre animal magic with BBC filmmaker

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan appears at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre on Saturday, November 23.

He has filmed animals all around the world, but unlike most other wildlife cameramen, he lives up close and personal with them in their natural habitat.

Bottle feeding, cuddling and playing with baby bear cubs, The Times newspaper reported: “Buchanan really does have the best job on TV.”

Photographer: Graham Macfarlane
Photographer: Graham Macfarlane

Gordon is best known for his series ‘Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me’, ‘Elephant Family and Me’, ‘Gorilla Family and Me’, ‘Polar Bear Family and Me’ as well as numerous other award winning expedition films.

Earlier this year he presented the four-part series Equator From The Air on BBC2 and will be touring the UK from this week.

The highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter will share an insight into his incredible 25-year career filming some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.

Photographer: Graham Macfarlane
Photographer: Graham Macfarlane

This unique evening promises to entertain as he shares personal recollections of his globetrotting travels accompanied by his own film footage and photography whilst offering audience members an opportunity to put forward any questions they may have about his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.

With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, his tales of challenging expeditions make for a special evening not to be missed.

Gordon’s TV series Equator From The Air was on BBC2 from May. In this new series Gordon explored habitats from the air, using helicopters, light aircraft, drones and satellite sensing, to examine the environmental challenges facing the animals there.

The popular BBC ‘Animal Family and Me’ series has seen him getting up close with elephants, snow wolves, bears, gorillas, polar bears and more recently with reindeers in ‘Reindeer Family and Me’, the latest addition which was screened over Christmas.

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan appears at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre on Saturday, November 23
Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan appears at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre on Saturday, November 23

He has also received a Royal Television Award for his work on ‘Bear Family And Me’.

Earlier this year his show ‘Animals with Cameras’ was met with critical acclaim as he offered a new perspective of life in the wild by placing cameras on a variety of animal resulting in some extraordinary footage.

Gordon has presented a long list of other popular BBC nature documentaries including Life in the Snow’ ‘Life in Polar Bear Land’, Tribes, Predators and Me’, ‘Winterwatch’, ‘The Lost Land’ series ‘Wild Burma’ as well as appearing on ‘Planet Earth 2’ with Sir David Attenborough’.

He has also embarked on more mainstream entertainment projects such as ‘Super Cute Furry Animals’ and ‘Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan’ taking celebrities Alastair Campbell, Dermot O’Leary, Ed Byrne, John Simpson and Sara Cox all around the UK exploring Britain’s beautiful wildlife.

Hailing from the Isle of Mull in Western Scotland, Gordon’s passion for raising awareness of the world’s most endangered species and habitats has led to expeditions around the globe to places as diverse as South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska. Gordon has contributed to award winning BBC, Discovery and National Geographic wildlife series and documentaries.

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