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Episode 1

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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 February 2013

Grahame Dangerfield, veteran wildlife rescuer and naturalist, revisits the place he thought was Eden. Programme one of two: from the Home Counties to Happy Valley.

In the 1960s Grahame Dangerfield was among the first TV naturalists joining people like David Attenborough and Johnny Morris and rescuing all sorts of English wildlife casualties at his zoo in Hertfordshire. He gave up the show biz life to work as a warden in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Seeing the life of the huge herds of the Great Rift valley and the predators that hunted them was, he says, as close to Eden as he thought it was possible to get. He now lives in Kenya and still is called out regularly to rescue sick hoopoes and remove puff adders from his neighbours' gardens. He has never been back to the Serengeti fearing it altered beyond recognition... until now.

Producer: Tim Dee.


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