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The Private Life of the Robin  (1969)

The Robin is britain's most popular bird (1969); it strikes up fiendships with humans and nests in the unlikeliest places.  At Christmas the redbreast on our greetings cards is a messenger of peace and goodwill, but in reality it can be a elligerent defender of its back-garden territory.  First broadcast on Christmas eve 1969.  Directed by the David Lack the British evolutionary biologist and ornithologist renowned for his work on Darwin's finches and the Robin.

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

Director: David Lambert Lack
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Photography: Ronald Eastman
Photography: Rosemary Eastman
Producer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit