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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): The World's Newest Island  (1976)

Barry Paine joins the fellowship of British Science Writers

On 14th November 1963 Surtur, the Fire Giant, erupted out of the North Atlantic; this was the spectacular birth of Sturtsey, an island off iceland's southern coast.

At first nothing lived on its molten landscape, but as it cooled an invasion of life began.  Here was a unique opportunity for scientists to observe an island community of animals and plants in creation, and to record the processes of colonisation which have been going on ever since life began on earth.

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

Film Editor: Phil Mutton
Graphic Design: John Scott
Narrator: Magnus Magnusson
Photography: Reg Pope
Photography: Alan Morgan
Photography: Osvaldur Knudsen
Photography: Vilhjalmur Knudsen
Photography: Ernst Kettler
Photography: Bernard Hesketh
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Scientific Advisor: Sturla Fridriksson
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Christopher Parsons
Sound: Peter Copeland
Sound: Martyn Clift
VT (video tape) Editor: Frank Riches
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Barry Paine and crew filming on Sturtsey
Barry Paine and crew filming on Sturtsey
Barry Paine joins the fellowship of British Science Writers
Barry Paine joins the fellowship of British...