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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): The Year of the Ladybirds  (1976)

The long, hot summer [of 1976] - the driest for two centuries - was seen by most of us as a year of disaster for the countryside.  But was it really?  Why were there so many ladybirds?  Are the trees really dying?  How is Britain's wildlife coping with a crisis that is changing the world about us?

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Additional Photography: Maurice Fisher
Additional Photography: Rodger Jackman
Additional Photography: Hugh Maynard
Additional Photography: Maurice Tibbles
Additional Photography: Eric Ashby
Additional Photography: Hugh Miles
Additional Photography: Jack Smith
Camera: Bernard Hedges
Film Editor: Betty Block
Film Editor: David Aliband
Graphics: Peter Jones (Graphics)
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Assistant: Robin Hellier
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Research Assistant: Steven Shemeld
Research Assistant: Robin Prytherch
Series Editor: Michael Andrews
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Sound: Lyndon Bird
Sound: Peter Copeland