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My Life as a Turkey

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Wildlife drama-documentary telling the story of biologist Joe Hutto, who raised 13 endangered wild turkeys from eggs to the day they left home.

Biologist Joe Hutto was mother to the strangest family in the world, thirteen endangered wild turkeys that he raised from egg to the day they left home.

For a whole year his turkey children were his only companions as he walked them deep through the Florida Everglades. Suffering all the heartache and joy of any other parent as he tried to bring up his new family, he even learnt to speak their language and began to see the world through turkey eyes. Told as a drama documentary with an actor recreating the remarkable scenes of Joe's life as a turkey mum.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 16 Sep 2020 15:20

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Eels - Blinking Lights (For you)

  • Sylvester Weaver

    Guitar Rag

  • Bob Dylan

    Main Theme (Billy)

  • The Be Good Tanyas

    The Littliest Birds

  • Sonny Terry

    Sonny's Squall

  • Faithless

    A Kind of Peace

  • Bob Dylan

    Cantina Theme (Workin' For The Law)

  • Jill Barber


  • Rob Dunstone

    Various tracks


Role Contributor
Series Editor Steve Greenwood
Producer David Allen


  • Mon 1 Aug 2011 21:00
  • Wed 23 Nov 2011 02:35
  • Sat 26 Nov 2011 20:00
  • Sun 27 Nov 2011 01:10
  • Sun 22 Apr 2012 09:00
  • Sat 27 Oct 2018 19:00
  • Sun 28 Oct 2018 02:00
  • Wed 16 Sep 2020 15:20

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