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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): The Invaders  (1979)

Anthony Smith reviews those battalions of plants and animals that, since the Ice Age ended, have become, sometimes surprisingly, British.  Desert dwellers on the Isle of Wight, South Americans roaming the Norfolk Boads, Africans in Margate's trees - these gerbils, coypu and parakeets are just a platoon of the army of invaders that have breached the walls of our British island fortress.

How and when did they come here?  And why is there so often a dislike of any new and foreign creatures colonising our so-called 'natural' countryside?

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Dubbing Mixer: Peter Copeland
Film Editor: Peter Heeley
Narrator: Anthony Smith
Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Assistant: John Rickword
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Series Editor: Michael Andrews
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs