BOTANIC MAN, EPISODE 5: THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY (TV)

Summary

Part five of this 10-part series of documentaries concerning the role man plays in the society of nature and the process of evolution. In this part, host David Bellamy, a biologist, visits Tongariro National Park in New Zealand, to examine its isolation and resultant unique ecosystem. Highlights of this part include footage and discussion of the following: continental drift; the Hamilton frog; primitive reptiles; plant amphibians; conifers; birds and pollination; flightless birds as dispensers of fertilizer; and algae.

Details

  • NETWORK: Thames (United Kingdom)
  • DATE: 1978
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0584
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - United Kingdom
  • SERIES RUN: Thames (United Kingdom) - TV series, 1978
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CREDITS

    • Terence Dixon … Executive Producer
    • Randal Beattie … Producer, Series Producer, Director
    • David Bellamy … Writer, Host