Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom

Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom

The story of a race against time to help preserve the untouched forests of Burma and its wildlife.

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BBC TV blog: Susanna Handslip

BBC TV blog: Susanna Handslip

"A hotline to the head of the Burmese Army is certainly one of the stranger evacuation scenarios"


Read this blog post by Wild Burma's series producer

Meet the narrator

Meet the narrator

Paterson Joseph is best known for his role as Alan Johnson in Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show


Born in London he now lives in France, with his wife and son, although he returns regularly to film in the UK.  Paterson’s beautiful, mellifluous voice has helped him on his way to fame and fortune, but it wasn’t always this way. At school he was, in his own words, ‘monosyllabic’, but at 17 he joined a theatre group and never looked back. 


His television credits include BBC series Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, Between the Lines and director Danny Boyle's Not Even God Is Wise Enough. He has also appeared in The Beach with Leonardo Di Caprio, and In The Name of the Father with Daniel Day Lewis. Paterson is a Royal Shakespeare Company regular and has recently played Brutus in a performance by the RSC of Julius Caesar set in Africa. 

Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters
Find out more about the wildlife and camera experts that present the series.

Meet the scientists

Meet the scientists
Find out more about the scientists involved in the Wild Burma expedition.

Filming the elephants

Climbing expert Tim Fogg

"Filming wild elephants through bamboo forest was always going to be potentially fraught"

Recording the audio

Mark Roberts promo

Recordist Mark Roberts describes capturing the sound of the jungle.

Composing the soundtrack

Composing the soundtrack

Composer Jonathan Gunton writes about creating the music for Wild Burma.