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The Discovery of Animal Behaviour: Natural Mysteries  (1982)

A natural drama in South America

A six part series from award-winning producer John Sparks, The Discovery of Animal Behaviour is an engaging account of behavioural research in the animal kingdom. Charting the rise of this interesting domain from its conception in the Middle Ages, Natural Mysteries explores how the roots of this specialised study came about.

Through the world-famous cinematography of the BBC Natural History Unit our quest for a deeper understanding of the animal world is explained, interspersed with stunning wildlife images. With impressive photography from a whole host of award-winning cameramen including Martin Saunders, Hugh Miles and Maurice Tibbles, the production offers a fascinating account of natural history research.

An absorbing and informative overview of animal behaviour research, The Discovery of Animal Behaviour celebrates how, as time has progressed, so too has our understanding of our intriguing animal neighbours.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Assistant Producer: Andrew Buchanan
Assistant Producer: Mike Salisbury
Photography: Hugh Miles
Writer: John Sparks
Senior Producer: John Sparks
Music Composer: Edward Williams
Assistant Producer: Pelham Aldrich-Blake
Photography: Wolfgang Bayer
Additional Photography: Walt Deas
Additional Photography: Ronald Eastman
Additional Photography: Rodger Jackman
Sound Recordist: Keith Rodgerson
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Photography: Jim Saunders
Research: Marion Zunz
Graphic Design: Peter Netley
Music Conductor: Marcus Dods
Properties Buyer: Sally Clements
Costume Designer: Catriona Tomalin
Costume Designer: Ian Adley
Costume Designer: Janet Davies
Make-up Artist: Daphne Barker
Make-up Artist: Lucy Hutchinson
Lighting: Ron Robinson
Lighting: John Palmer
Additional Photography: Robert Brown
Additional Photography: Wilf Gray
Sound Recordist: Roger Long
Sound Recordist: John Davies
Dubbing Editor: Alec Brown
Dubbing Editor: Malcolm Willis
Dubbing Mixer: Andy Nelson
Film Editor: Ron Martin
Designer: Sally Hulke
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit

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John Sparks
Maurice Tibbles
Martin Saunders
Hugh Miles
Clips
A natural drama in South America
A natural drama in South America
Wildfowler lures through the ages
Wildfowler lures through the ages
Emperor Frederick
Emperor Frederick
Animals and the church
Animals and the church
Stills
Filming the effect of a supernormal stimulus on a gull chick for The Discovery of Animal Behaviour
Filming the effect of a supernormal stimulus...
Hugh Miles filming for The Discovery of Animal Behaviour
Hugh Miles filming for The Discovery of Animal...
Filming of The Discovery Of Animal Behaviour
Filming of The Discovery Of Animal Behaviour