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Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia : The Blue Nile  (1970)

Also known as: Programme 4

The expedition explores the gorge - as grand as the Grand Canyon.  the most famous inhabitant is the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), closest living relative of the dinosaur.  The Tissisat Falls are among 'the most stupendous sight in all creation', according to James Bruce, first Briton at the source of the Blue Nile 200 years ago this month (November 1970).  Playing in the ravine forest, colobus monkeys, whose incredible acrobatic skill is revealed in the poetry of slow motion.  On Lake Tana, an island sea, a teeming water-bird city for 10,000 inhabitants, guarded by a Coptic priest.

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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

Narrator: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Presenter: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Producer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit