My pet archive spin-off project is the idea of a documentary series about biodiversity.
That was my reason for attending Wildscreen 2006. It was the opportunity to meet producers and senior TV executives and talk to them about my concept, which has the working title The Abundance of Life.
It was always the longest of long shots. As a last throw of the dice, I today sent the concept to the Head of Development at the BBC Natural History Unit. In my covering letter I made it clear that I wanted to entrust the concept entirely to the NHU because I feel that it is uniquely able to make the kind of series I have in mind. Moreover I have no desire to be a filmmaker or cinematographer, even though I would be happy to help develop the concept and possibly be involved in other ways.
Should anything happen you’ll hear about it. Meanwhile I am publishing the material on this site: ‘You read it HERE first’.
THE ABUNDANCE OF LIFE
Planet earth is teeming with life. Only a fraction of all the species (about 1.8 million)… Read Complete Text