Narrated by Matt Day - BBC Productions 2004
This epic series is a journey through time and space to explore Australasia’s natural wonders. It is a detective story, delving into Australasia’s hidden secrets to explain why its wildlife and wilderness are so special.
As the driest inhabited continent on Earth, Australia is a world apart - a place where successive invasions of people have made the greatest impact on its wildlife and wilderness areas. Its wildlife is an astonishing mix of the surprising, the strange and the deadly. From the tropical jungle to the vast shallow coral reefs, from burning deserts to snowy mountains, Australasia is a land of outstanding splendour with a great variety of moods and landscapes.
Program 1: Wild Australasia Program 2: Desert Heart Program 3: Southern Seas Program 4: Gum Tree Country Program 5: Island Arks Program 6: New Worlds
2 DVDs - six episodes - PAL format - 294 minutes - full narration - special features (Wild Penguin Paradise, Possums - Tales of the Unexpected, Fact Files)