Hermits of Borroloola

Duration: 30 minutes

First transmitted in 1963, David Attenborough reaches the middle of the Northern Territory of Australia and visits three people in the otherwise deserted area of Borroloola who have chosen to cut themselves off from the civilised world.

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David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Series Editor
Brian Branston
Camera Operator
Eugene Carr


  • Fri 3 May 1963 19:30 BBC Television Service

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