Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Wild Places of Essex

Episode 12 of 14

Wildlife documentary. Multi-award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane sets out on a journey to explore the unexpected landscapes and natural history of Essex.

Multi-award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane sets out on a journey to explore the unexpected landscapes and natural history of Essex, revealing that there is far more to the county than the stereotypes of white stilettos and boy racers.

Macfarlane spends a year travelling the county's strange and elemental landscapes of heavy industry, desolate beaches and wild woods. He encounters massive knot flocks over the Thames, peregrine falcons at Tilbury Power Station, water voles within sniffing distance of the municipal dump, deer rutting in earshot of the M25, barn owls, badgers and bluebells in Billericay, as well as a large colony of common seals.

59 minutes

Clips

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Robert Macfarlane
Producer Andrew Graham-Brown
Director Andrew Graham-Brown
Series Editor Tim Martin

Broadcasts

Saving Pangolins from Extinction

Read Dr Dan Challender's article on the state of Pangolin conservation

Get the latest wildlife programming news

Discover shows with BBC’s email newsletter.