Today’s guest was Bristol-based wildlife film producer Dan Freeman. Dan has produced over thirty wildlife documentaries and has written five books and numerous articles. His recent book, Mangroves and Man Eaters and Other Wildlife Encounters, is a fascinating account of some of his adventures – some funny, some sad, some frankly terrifying. From meeting the original James Bond to wading in with piranhas to getting to know the blackbirds in his own garden, Dan has some amazing stories to tell. His book also gives an insight into the work of wildlife film makers, and is a reminder that we depend on wild habitats as much as the animals who live in them.
If you’re interested in filming or photographing wildlife, why not go along to the Bristol Wildscreen Festival? The Festival runs from 10 to 14 October. For details of events and bookings visit the Wildscreen Festival website.
Also this month is Bristol Festival of Literature from 20 to 29 October. See the Bristol Festival of Literature website for details.
You can listen to the show here
Silver Sound is broadcast by BCfm between 10 am and mid day on Thursdays and Fridays. I’ll be back on the show on 4 November 2016 with another fabulous guest!
Update: During the show I played the theme from the 1966 film, Born Free which tells the story of how Joy Adamson and her husband reared a lion cub and then released it back into the wild. The Times published an interesting article about Joy Adamson on 15 October 2016 - "Joy Adamson's dark side revealed half a century on from Born Free." The article is on The Times website (you have to sign up to read it) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/joy-adamsons-dark-side-revealed-half-a-century-on-from-born-free-x25qpxt7m