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The Natural World (BBC 1983 - 2012): The Man Who Loves Frogs  (1985)

Mike Tyler is a 'froggo' - a passion that began in a British pond and then embraced the frogs of the world.  Now he courts them in the Australian bush where there's a greater variety than in the whole of Europe and North America combined.

There are frogs that burrow and climb, swim or bury themselves alive for years.  Among the forest frogs, desert frogs and frogs of hot springs, mountain and shore he still finds frogs unknown to science.  Most remarkable of all - and a creature we should all love for its potential benefit to our health - is the extraordinary frog that breeds its babies in its stomach and gives birth to them through its mouth.

Film credits

Additional Photography: Keith Taylor
Additional Photography: David Parer
Additional Photography: Larry Zetlin
Additional Photography: Mantis Wildlife Films
Appearance: Mike Tyler
Associated Broadcaster: BBC Natural History Unit
BBCitv Presentation by: Barry Ernest Paine
Dubbing Mixer: Peter Copeland
Dubbing Mixer: John Boswell
Executive Producer: John Vandenbeld
Film Editor: Kevin Stott
Graphic Design: Philip Cordingley
Graphic Design: Pam Abbey
Music: Geoffery Robert D'Ombrain
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Photography: Don Hanran-Smith
Producer: Dione Gilmour
Production Organisation: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Research: Mike Tyler
Research: Robert Higson
Series Editor: Peter Jones
Sound: Elizabeth Parer-Cook
Sound: Christopher West
Sound: Colin Jones
Sound: Leigh Northcott