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The Really Wild Show: Programme 1  (1986)

Terry Nutkins (left), Nicola Davies and Chris Packham presenting the first episode of The Really Wild Show

This award-winning children's TV series is widely acclaimed for its friendly, entertaining style and its educational, scientifically accurate content. Hugely successful, it ran for twenty years, finally ceasing production in June 2006.

After helping the BBC devise the show, Terry Nutkins presented the first episode, together with accomplished naturalist Chris Packham and zoologist Nicola Davies. The trio took an unscripted approach with the children in the audience, only bringing out the animals for the final takes, thereby capturing the genuine joy and fascination the creatures created.

A well-researched, utterly engaging animal extravaganza, the first episode paved the way for the rest of the series, pioneering the fun-filled, informative format that went on to characterise this hugely popular show.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Producer: Mike Beynon
Production: Alastair Fothergill
Presenter: Chris Packham
Presenter: Terry Nutkins
Title Design: Paul Johnson
Production Assistant: Liz Appleby
Presenter: Nicola Davies
Production: Nicola Davies
Film Cameraman: Martin Singleton
VT (video tape) Editor: Frank Riches
Special Micrography: Michael Lawrence
Studio Lighting: Chris Watts
Designer: Graeme Thomson
Production Assistant: Sue Fry
Assistant Floor Manager: Beverley Moorhead
Production: Melinda Barker
Production: Hilary Jeffkins
Production: Jerry Short
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit

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Chris Packham (left) and Terry Nutkins (right) presenting The Really Wild Show
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