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Title Penguin Island: Ep 1 of 6 / Director: Target, Simone
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary The world famous Little Penguins of Australia's Phillip Island, entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins' lives are even more interesting. Take a peek into the fascinating yet fragile lives of Australia's Little Penguins, with the six-part series Penguin Island. Narrated by Rolf Harris and already winning over audiences in the UK on BBC1, Penguin Island uses the latest underwater satellite tracking and Big Brother-style video surveillance to follow the lives of several penguin families. Filmed on location at Phillip Island in Victoria, Penguin Island also shines a spotlight on the dedicated team of rangers and scientists who monitor and protect the penguins through the hottest summer on record.Over the series, follow Rocky, the unlucky-in-love Romeo who lives behind the tourist cafe, and his neighbour and sometime competitor, the dim-witted, debonair Spike. Nearby live the long-time couple Bluey and Sheila, who are struggling to feed their chicks, Sammy and Tom. While the tear-away teenagers, Butch and Bruiser, continually upset their neighbours with their thuggish behaviour. In episode one, Penguin Island opens in the Australian Spring as 26,000 Little Penguins return to their Phillip Island colony after many weeks at sea. While some search for loyal partners and others seek out a new mate, the penguins set to work building and renovating their nests to keep them safe from predators. Meanwhile, Bluey and Sheila lay their first clutch of eggs. While Shelia is off at sea hunting for food, the eggs hatch and Bluey must guard them until Sheila is home to meet her two young sons for the first time.PRODUCTION DETAILS:360 Degree Film. Series Producer: Sally Ingleton; Series Director: Simon Target; Executive Producer: Sally Ingleton; Director of Photography: David Parer; ABC TV Commissioning Editor: Alan Erson
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-09-30 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Bird watching.
Penguins -- Behavior.
Penguins -- Habitat.
Tourism -- Economic aspects.
Water birds -- Breeding.
Victoria -- Phillip Island.
Form Streaming video
Author Harris, Rolf, cast
Target, Simone, director