Musical match-making

Gibbons – the elusive singing apes of Asia. Their magical love songs herald the coming of each new day. Now their songs are falling silent as Indonesia’s forests are destroyed. But help is at hand from an unexpected place.

In Borneo, there’s a radio station with a distinctive new sound. It’s the brain-child of 29-year old Chanee. His life’s mission is to save the gibbon. It’s a journey that has taken him away from his native France, and deep into the heart of Borneo. He’s developed a talent for helping gibbons to fall in love. And he uses the airwaves to spread his message. And it’s nice also to save animals with good music. Music and matchmaking are helping Chanee achieve his lifelong ambition – giving these wonderful singing apes a chance of life in the wild.

Release date: 08 Dec 2009

2 minutes


Role Contributor
PresenterAdrian Edmondson
ProducerMike Birkhead

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