Alice Roberts talks to the Radio Times about projects past, present and future. Read the full interview in this weeks issue of the Radio Times.
This Christmas, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan is travelling to the frozen north, deep inside the Arctic Circle, to meet the ancient Sami people and the animals they hold so close - reindeer. Known as the reindeer people, the Sami were traditionally nomadic, relying on their precious animals to help them survive the Arctic's harsh winters.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT DINOSAURS...?! WITH DR BEN GARROD SPRING 2018 THEATRE TOUR
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!
Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’. So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show which is bigger and better than ever.
Mar 1st Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre – 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 2nd Bridgwater, McMillan Theatre 01278 556677 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 4th Exeter, Northcott Theatre 01392 726363 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 8th Ipswich, Corn Exchange 01473 433100 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 9th Kings Lynn, Arts Centre 01553 764864 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 10th Diss, The Corn Hall 01379 652241 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 11th Bury St Edmunds Apex Theatre – 01284 758000 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 14th Horsham, The Capitol 01403 750220 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 15th Tunbridge Wells, Trinity Theatre 01892 678678 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 16th/17th/18th Islington, Pleasance Theatre 020 7609 1800 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 21st Radlett, Radlett Centre 01923 859291 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 24th Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University 01223 352932 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 25th Basildon, Towngate Theatre 01268 465465 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 28th Bristol, 1532 Theatre 0117 259 1532 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 29th Crieff, Strathearn Community Campus 01764 657705 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 31st Inverness, Eden Court 01463 234234 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 2nd Falkirk, Trinity Church 01324 611017 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 3rd Dumfries, Theatre Royal 01387 254209 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 4th Winchester, Theatre Royal 01962 840440 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 5th Salisbury, City Hall 01722 434434 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 7th Dorking, Dorking Halls 01306 881717 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 8th Dunstable, Grove Theatre 01582 60 20 80 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 10th Redditch, Palace Theatre 01527 65203 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 11th Hereford, Courtyard Theatre 01432 340555 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 12th Camberley Theatre 01276 707600 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 14th Teignmouth, Pavilions 01626 249049 GET TICKETS HERE
'I would highly recommend this show to anyone with a small person that loves dinosaurs!’ Families Online
'Who knew learning over Half Term would be so fun!' North East Family Fun
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating two hours and my son and his friend were completely hooked throughout and I would urge anyone to catch the show next time around.” Weston Mercury
* Ages 5+ recommended.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR LLOYD AND ROSE BUCK - OUR LIFE WITH BIRDS SPRING 2018 THEATRE TOUR
Jan 27th Hereford, Courtyard Theatre 01432 340555 GET TICKETS HERE
Jan 28th Bristol, 1532 Theatre 0117 973 6006 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 2nd Salisbury, Arts Centre 01722 321744 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 7th Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre 01935 422884 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 15th Cheltenham, Pitville Pumproom 0844 5762210 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 23rd Bridgwater, McMillan Theatre 01278 556677 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 24th Basingstoke, Haymarket 01256 844244 GET TICKETS HERE
Feb 26th Swindon Arts Centre 01793 524 481 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 6th Newport, Riverfront 01633 656679 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 8th Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 13th Winchester, Theatre Royal 01962 840440 GET TICKETS HERE
Mar 22nd Frome, Cheese and Grain 01373 455 420 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 4th Exeter, Corn Exchange 01392 665 938 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 10th Wimborne, Tivoli 01202 885566 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 12th Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 14th Wellingborough, Castle Theatre 01933 270 007 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 20th Teignmouth, Pavilion Theatre 01626 249049 GET TICKETS HERE
Over the last 25 years, Lloyd and his wife Rose have devoted their lives to taking care of birds and mastering the art of capturing them on film. They are, without a doubt, the world’s experts at tracking birds and in-flight filming.
Between them Lloyd and Rose have been involved with over 100 different productions and feature films and have worked with every natural history television star including Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Bear Grylls, Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and many more.
They often appear on camera themselves and are frequent guests on BBC programmes such as 'The One Show', ‘Springwatch' and ‘Countryfile'. From Tilly the Golden Eagle to Poppy the pigeon, it’s unusual to find Lloyd and Rose without one of their feathered family under their arms.
’The Bucks are remarkable people because when they do imprint, they form a bond they can’t break and it means those swans are with them for life’ - Sir David Attenborough
'Looking after our birds is not just our career and job, it is a lifestyle, as you have to be there for them seven days a week, but we love it' - Lloyd Buck
This show is illustrated with Lloyd and Rose’s own film footage and photography and is suitable for all ages. It promises to be an interactive wildlife experience like no other!
Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, filmed by the archaeologists themselves.We discover the camp from which Vikings invaded Britain, and find groundbreaking new evidence that the world-famous Avebury stone circle isn't just a sacred site but a place where our ancestors lived and worked - a discovery that's also changing our understanding of neighbouring Stonehenge. In Staffordshire, the oldest Iron Age gold in Britain is unearthed - a set of beautiful gold torcs, mysteriously abandoned 2,500 years ago.
Wildlife Photojournalist category, single image. /. Palm-oil survivors. / Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski
In eastern Sabah, on the island of Borneo, three generations of Bornean elephants edge their way across the terraces of an oil palm plantation being cleared for replanting. Palm oil is a lucrative global export, and in the Malaysian state of Sabah, where the majority of rainforest has been already been logged (only 8 percent of protected intact forest remains), the palm-oil industry is still a major driver of deforestation, squeezing elephants into smaller and smaller pockets of forest. Increasingly they wander into oil palm plantations to feed, where they come into conflict with humans, with elephants being shot or poisoned. (In 2013, poison used in a plantation killed a herd of 14 elephants – the sole survivor, a calf, was found caressing its dead mother’s tusks. Reports of elephant attacks on humans are also on the rise. Today, the fragmented population of Bornean elephants – regarded as a sub-species of the Asian elephant that may have been isolated on the island of Borneo for more than 300,000 years – is estimated to number no more than 1,000–2,000. Elephants form strong social bonds, and females often stay together for their entire lives. Here, the group probably comprises a matriarch, two of her daughters and her grand-calf. With the light fading fast, Bertie acted quickly to frame an image that symbolizes the impact that our insatiable demand for palm oil (used in half of the products on supermarket shelves) has on wildlife. ‘They huddled together, dwarfed by a desolate and desecrated landscape. A haunting image,’ he says.
National Geographic TV host and survival expert Hazen Audel has travelled the planet and lived with indigenous native people all over the world. Most recognized as the TV host for ‘Primal Survivor’ and ‘Survive the Tribe’ on National Geographic, Hazen shows us the lives that traditional people lead while thriving off the land in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth, from Central and South America, to Australia, the remote South Pacific, South East Asia and beyond.
My Lives with Tribes is a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Hazen’s globetrotting travels whilst living with the most exotic communities alongside the wildest animals in the world. Hazen will share his many struggles, both getting to these places and coming out alive - but always feeling inspired for the next adventure.
This is a show for any adventure, wildlife and indigenous culture enthusiast who wants to enjoy the spell-binding stories of the natural world, from a man who has experienced life with the most remote and fascinating cultures across the natural planet - all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.
AFTER TWO SELL-OUT AUSTRALIAN TOURS, STEVE BACKSHALL, THE STAR OF THE HIT TV SHOW DEADLY 60 IS RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA WITH HIS BRAND NEW STAGE SHOW.
However this time there is a big difference … this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!
Join Steve as he shares the wildest Deadly footage from his times in Australia … being lowered from a helicopter to dangle into a crocodile’s nest, or hand catching the world’s most venomous octopus just off Sydney Harbour. Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun!
Don’t miss Steve Backshall and some of Australias deadliest wildlife on stage this summer!
Tickets available at http://www.deadly60liveonstage.com
Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall will be back on our screens next month repeating on the BBC from Oct 2nd 8pm.