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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): The Year of the Green Centre  (1974)

Barry Paine watches filming in progress

Australia's wettest year on record [to 1973] has brought floods and disaster to many areas.  Central Australia is the driest part of this driest of permanently inhabited continents, and yet even this 'Red Centre' has been deluged with its most widespread and persistent rains for a century.  It turned green almost overnight.

A normally drought-gripped land has been awakened into the most vividly spectacular bloom of desert flowers and animals in living memory.  The desert rains have triggered birds into breeding and produced abundant food for insects, lizards, mice and men.

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
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Film credits

Assistant Cameraman: Jeff DeAraugo
Associated Broadcaster: Time Life Television
Camera: Keith Taylor
Camera: John Atkinson
Co-producer: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Co-producer: BBC - Natural History Unit
Executive Producer: Robert Horne
Film Editor: Betty Block
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Producer: Ken Taylor
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Christopher Parsons
Sound: Peter Copeland
Sound: Darryl Davis
Stills
A member of the film crew filming an Australian
A member of the film crew filming an Australian...
Barry Paine and camera crew
Barry Paine and camera crew
Barry Paine amongst Parakeelya flowers at Cordillo
Barry Paine amongst Parakeelya flowers at...
Fiming at Lake Goyder
Fiming at Lake Goyder
Barry Paine watches filming in progress
Barry Paine watches filming in progress
Crew vehicles on Dirty Ghan
Crew vehicles on Dirty Ghan
Barry Paine takes a ride in a filming baloon
Barry Paine takes a ride in a filming baloon
Camera crew and camera
Camera crew and camera
Filming camp at Birdsville, Australia
Filming camp at Birdsville, Australia
Barry Paine and John Atkinson
Barry Paine and John Atkinson
Barry Paine and Mary Muske on the Ghan railway
Barry Paine and Mary Muske on the Ghan railway