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Penguin Post Office

Episode 7 of 10

Nature documentary looking at a post office in Antarctica that is surrounded by 3,000 gentoo penguins, a spectacle which attracts thousands of visitors.

Welcome to the Penguin Post Office, a little bit of Britain in the heart of Antarctica. Inside, the post office has everything you'd expect, a postbox, stamps, postcards and some dedicated staff. Outside, things are a little bit different. Neighbouring the post office are 3,000 gentoo penguins. They are there to raise a family but their lives are far from picture postcard as adultery and robbery are rife. The post office and its penguins attract thousands of visitors. While they come and go, the penguins must keep up with daily chores to ensure their chicks make it to sea before the Antarctic winter starts to bite.

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Narrator Juliet Stevenson
Producer Andrew Graham-Brown
Series Editor Roger Webb

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