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Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

4 Extra Debut. The Born Free actors tell Derek Jones about their passion for wildlife and experiences of filming in Africa. From February 1972.

Married actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers talk to Derek Jones about the filming of Born Free in Africa, when they played real-life couple, Joy and George Adamson, who raised an orphaned lion cub called Elsa. They reveal it's influence over their subsequent approach to life.

Featuring recordings from the BBC Sound Archive - from the Brain Fever bird to the wild otter.

Producer: John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1972.

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