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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): Ghosts at the End of the Earth  (1971)

A new quest for Lemurs.  Lemurs are animals unique to Madagascar.  They have been isolated on this vast island off the south-east coast of Africa for twenty million years.  Shy, gentle, and in some cases beautiful creatures, they have in time been hunted by the Malagasy people as food and feared as reincarnations of the dead.  An Oxford University Expedition has completed a two month field study and for the first time a great deal of lemur behaviour has been recorded on film.

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

Director: Guy Blanchard
Narrator: David Attenborough
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit