Saturday, 21 February 2009

Douglas Adams - Last Chance to See

This is a must listen.

The BBC have released the original radio series of Douglas Adams' Last Chance to See. Recorded in the late 1980s it's still a very informative and funny look at the serious subject of endangered species around the world. From the Aye-aye to the Rodrigues fruit bat it covers a lot of ground.

If you don't know this, it's a real treat. Even better is to read the book. Best of all is to listen to the audio book/CD thingie with Adams himself reading and hundreds of photos (if you can get it). That is change of trousers funny in some chapters.

Other good news is that the BBC are doing an update where, this time, zoologist Mark Carwardine is joined by Stephen Fry. I'll keep an eye on that.


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