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Title Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero: Wallace In Borneo - Ep 1 Of 2 / Director: Stone, Tuppence
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2013
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Summary Join comedian Bill Bailey on an exotic and thrilling adventure to retrace the steps of the greatest unsung hero of natural history. Bringing together nature, history and science, Bill tells the extraordinary story of Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.Charles Darwin is recognised for coming up with the theory of evolution. But that is only half the story. The other half involves this brilliantly eccentric British explorer who survived man-eating tigers, headhunting tribes, pirate attacks and sinking ships. He changed the way we see life on Earth but has since been written out of history.Bill Bailey has become infatuated with the work of Wallace and shares his passion for wildlife and Indonesia. Following in Wallace's footsteps, from the heart of Borneo to exotic Spice Islands, Bill discovers fabulous wildlife from stunning birds of paradise, to frogs that fly and kangaroos that climb trees, as he undertakes his personal mission to get Wallace recognised alongside Darwin.Bill's very personal journey reveals Wallace's quest to solve the mystery of the Origin of Species. In the heart of Borneo - Bill encounters wild Orangutans, battles to catch jungle butterflies and finds a frog that can fly. Just as Wallace did 150 years ago, Bill eats local delicacies including stinking durian fruits and roasted dragonflies. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CC **New Series Premiere** Follow the conversation on twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2013-11-27 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913.
Butterflies -- Habitat.
Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching.
Frogs -- Anatomy.
Naturalists -- Travel.
Bornean orangutan -- Psychology.
Form Streaming video
Author Stone, Tuppence, director
Attenborough, David, cast
Thein, Eric, cast
Bailey, Bill, host