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Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands  (1959)

Tony Soper filming spiders in a vivarium with Peter Scott for Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands

An engaging glimpse into a distant land, Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands documents the first stop of Peter Scott’s journey round Australasia. Moving out of the studio Scott, together with his wife Philippa, investigates this Caribbean archipelago, examining its beautiful landscape and varied wildlife.

Exploring the islands’ many mammals, fish and invertebrates with cameraman Tony Soper, the couple delve into the beautiful gardens of Government House, snorkel in the temperate ocean waters, and hike up Tortala’s Mount Sage in search of the peripatops worm.

The starting step in their trip to the Galapogas Islands, Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands was broadcast with great success in 1959.

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

Designer: Des Chinn
Editor: John Merritt
Photography: Tony Soper
Presenter: Peter Markham Scott
Producer: Eileen Molony
Production Controller: BBC - Natural History Unit

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Tony Soper filming Peter Scott for Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands
Tony Soper filming Peter Scott for Faraway...
Tony Soper filming spiders in a vivarium with Peter Scott for Faraway Look: The Virgin Islands
Tony Soper filming spiders in a vivarium...