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MY LIFE - PENGUIN POST OFFICE

Narrators: Daisy and Amy Graham-Brown

An AGB Films production for CBBC

Amy and Daisy join their dad on the trip of a lifetime to learn about his job as a wildlife film-maker, as he films penguins for the BBC Natural History Unit in Antarctica.

The girls tell their story of a terrifying boat journey, living with penguins and working in the coldest post office in the world. They even learn how to use their dad’s camera and record sound. But how will they cope with living in a tiny boat cut off from the rest of the world, and will they dare to take the icy polar plunge challenge?

 

 

AWARDS

WILDSCREEN AWARD Nomination:
Best Children’s Programme

 

GALLERY

 

 

REVIEWS

 

After the Jeremy Clarkson fiasco in Tierra del Fuego, a happier BBC story from the bottom of the Earth.

The natural history film-maker Andrew Graham-Brown has given his daughters Amy and Daisy (aged 12 and 14) the experience of a lifetime by taking them down Patagonia way to watch him film penguins in Antarctica.

The result is a documentary for CBBC, My Life: Penguin Post Office, where the girls tell of their “terrifying boat journey” out from Ushuaia, across Drake Passage to the isolated post office at Port Lockroy, owned by the Antarctic Heritage Trust. There they lived among the local gentoo penguins, and Dad taught them to use his camera.

It should inspire interest in natural history among the CBBC audience and provides a fresh take on Graham-Brown’s “grown-up” Penguin Post Office, which was shown on BBC2 in July.

IAN BURRELL, THE INDEPENDENT

 

CREDITS

Director / Camerawoman: Ruth Peacey

Sound Recordist: Emma Graham-Brown

Film Editor: Rick Holbrook

Sound Design: Wounded Buffalo

Executive Producer: Andrew Graham-Brown

Series Editor: Kez Margrie

 

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