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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): In the Shadow of the Falcon  (1976)

The peregrine falcon is one of the world's most spectacular birds of prey.  It is also one of the rarest, yet in the wild places of Britain it still holds its own.  This story is a bout the handful of wardens - men like Roy Dennis of the Royal Society for the protection of birds - who watch over a pair of peregrines at a remote glen in the Central Highlands of Scotland.  For the first time we are able to watch the private life of these falcons at their cliff-face site as they feed and rear their young.  But always in the background there is man - with his guns, traps, poisons and blind, unthinking talent for destruction.

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Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Copyright Holder: Time Life Television

Film credits

Cameraman: Maurice Tibbles
Cameraman: David Allen
Cameraman: Bernard Hedges
Cameraman: Hugh Maynard
Cameraman: Mack Travis
Cameraman: Antony Pierce-Roberts
Editor: Charles Aldridge
Narrator: Derek Jones
Producer: David Cobham
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit