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28 October 2014
Inside Out: Surprising Stories, Familiar Places

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Chris Packham

Chris Packham
Chris Packham

Hi, welcome to Inside Out in the South.

After travelling the world and discovering different kinds of wildlife, not many things surprise me.

But some of the Inside Out stories I have been investigating have done just that - despite being from familiar places.

I was born and brought up in Southampton so it’s great to work back near my roots.

It also means I get to watch my favourite football team more often. The mighty Southampton FC.

Let’s hope that they surprise me with success this year!

Wildlife passion

Chris Packham with Big Foot's foot
What big feet you have Chris

From an early age, I transformed our home into a menagerie bristling with a diversity of species.

Snakes, spiders, finches and foxes all soiled my parents carpets!

My ever-growing passion for wildlife has shaped my career.

One of my most successful ventures was presenting the Children's BBC Wildlife programme, The Really Wild Show. It was so good that it won a BAFTA.

My more recent BBC programmes include
X-Creatures and Watch Out. This investigated mythological creatures such as the Yeti and British wildlife.

Life through a lens

Chris Packham with a pair of binoculars
Always one to spot a good story, Chris keeps his binoculars close at hand

Although I love my TV work, I get real excitement from photography.

It’s humbling to observe other people living in developing countries, interacting with wildlife as part of their daily ritual.

But for the next three months I’ll be focusing my attention - as well as the camera lens - on your local Inside Out.

Inside Out is bursting with exclusive investigations, provocative reports and entertaining features.

It’s sure to satisfy the most curious of creatures!

Join me on Mondays at 7.30pm on BBC1.

This week's stories

The Pilgrims' Way
Take a journey on one of the South East's most historic routes.

Cornish tea
Inside Out goes behind the scenes at Cornwall's tea plantation.

Storm chasers
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