The World About Us
The series also featured Jane Goodall, again in 1968 and was narrated by Desmond Morris. While Goodall was noted for her work with chimpanzees the series also featured her work with wild African dogs in a 1973 episode. Morris' work "Manwatching" was the subject of an episode in 1977
An episode narrated by Wilfred Thesiger about his journey through, and his love for, the "Empty Quarter" desert won several awards in 1968 (Trento International Film Festival 1967, Melbourne Film Festival 1968, International Addis Ababa Film Festival 1968).
The 400th edition was broadcast on 29th August 1976 and the series continued into the late 1980's.
The series marked the evolution of natural-history broadcasting "to the point at which constantly improving photographic techniques, allied to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of subject matter," make recurring series possible.
- Encyclopedia of Television (2d ed.), ed. Horace Newcomb, p. 324, 620, 1363.
- The World Around Us website from BBC Two
- BBC Genome Project - The World About Us website from BBC
- The World About Us on IMDb
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