Soundscape: the swallow's journey

Moss, S, Watson, C and Paterson, B (2001) Soundscape: the swallow's journey.

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Moss, S, Watson, C and Paterson, B
Corporate Creators: BBC
Abstract: Soundscape is a journey of sound following the migration of a single swallow from her winter quarters in South Africa, to her breeding ground in a small Scottish farmyard This series is a unique collaboration between ornithologist and writer Stephen Moss, wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and the BBC Natural History Unit's radio department. Narrated by Bill Patterson, each programme follows a different leg of the swallow's migration, combining a rich variety of sounds with powerful narration to produce an evocative, imaginative series. Along the way, the swallow encounters the chilling squeals of zebras as they succumb to a lion attack on the plains, the high-pitched cries of fish eagles, and deep laughing bellows of hippos wallowing in the Limpopo River. Together, the moving soundtrack and dramatic narration make for a very exciting and unique audio journey
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Date: September 2001

There were 5 episodes which aired on BBC Radio 4 from 24 - 28 September 2001. The programme was narrated by Bill Paterson

Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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