Last Chance To See

7:30pm Thursday, March 29 on Prime

Documentary Series

Twenty years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas Adams (author of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of some of the world’s most endangered animals. Now Mark has teamed up with one of Douglas Adam’s closest friends – actor and comedian, Stephen Fry – to see how the animals have fared during the intervening period. Tonight, Stephen and Mark travel to the Malay Archipeligo on their way to the Indonesian island of Komodo where they hope to see Komodo Dragons. They begin with a trip to Snake Island where they encounter one of the world’s deadliest snakes.

Their onward journey takes them to a turtle project in which they see a turtle hatchery and get involved with the release of young turtles into the sea. Their onward journey sees Stephen and Mark taking a mud bath alongside mudskippers and they see a project to save Proboscis Monkeys – threatened by the destruction of their habitat for the palm oil industry, and they encounter the mysteriously scaly Pangolin. The travellers also dive a coral reef to see sea-horses in the ocean and visit a market where sea-horses and other endangered species are sold as Chinese Medicine. Stephen and Mark also get the opportunity to swim through a mangrove forest – one of the most threatened habitats on earth.

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  • Doug Warburton

    This Series, in my view, is among the Better Programmes on Screen at present – I’ve been enthralled with the episodes I’ve seen thus far, can’t wait to see the remainder of the series and hope to be able to, later on, view those I’ve missed . . . EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT . . . ~:o}>