BBCs exploring Africa Series


Baby elephant dying on BBCs new Africa series

Baby elephant dying on BBCs new Africa series. Source Simon Blakeney.The sun


David Attenborough’s new Africa series watched by over 6 1/2 million vieweres on its first episode, travels through the vast and diverse continent of Africa, from the soaring Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, the brooding jungles of the Congo to the raging Atlantic Ocean.

The series, filmed over four years, explores the whole continent, uncovering bizarre new creatures and extraordinary behaviours. Here series producer James Honeyborne, producer Simon Blakeney and director Felicity Egerton talk about the experience of making Africa.

This weeks episode showing a slow painful death of a baby elephant was critisized by viewers who felt that BBC crew could have prevented the death. The full story was covered by the sun.

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