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Secret Nature | Steam and Wildlife

How the arrival of the rail networks changed the British countryside.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 12 October 1989

DURATION | 29 minutes 14 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1989

Synopsis

In this series that looks at the relationship between mankind and wildlife, Andrew Cooper explores the natural history of the Dart Valley Railway and details the way in which the arrival of the steam train affected not only the landscape, but also the plants and animals that call the trackside their home.

Did you know?

The music for this programme was composed by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She also provided the score to David Attenborough's award-winning series 'The Living Planet', as well as the sound effects for the BBC's 1981 adaptation of John Wyndham's 'The Day of the Triffids'.

Contributors

Andrew Cooper
Director
Executive Producer

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