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BBC1’s Lucy Cooke presents “Watership Down”
November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£4 - £8
Lucy Cooke is an award-winning television producer and presenter, best-selling author and National Geographic expolorer with a Masters in zoology. She studied with the great Richard Dawkins and has worked with everyone from Monty Python’s Terry Jones, to Vic Reeves and Paul Whitehouse, and is a regular feature at Port Eliot. She will talk about how she followed her passion for animals to become a BBC wildlife presenter.
If you thought that people on telly were always cool when meeting their idols, then read this (and laugh till you weep) at how Lucy first met David Attenborough at a launch event at the London Zoo…
Fresh from “Curious Creatures with Chris Packham” on BBC2 and “Amazing Animal Births” on BBC1 she will be at Wincanton Town Hall on Saturday 25th November to introduce her all time favourite film, “Watership Down” and talk about her new book “The Unexpected Truth About Animals”.
“You’ll never look at another meadow again without remembering Watership Down”. Based on Richard Adams’ acclaimed novel, Martin Rosen’s animated film tells of the adventures of Hazel (voiced by John Hurt), Fiver (Richard Briers) and a group of rabbits in search of a new warren. If you remember the 1970s you will have “Bright Eyes” ringing in your ears. The film sears itself on the imagination like no other, and we thoroughly recommend this as viewing for children aged 7-13 (and adults who love a good story).
Lucy will be signing copies of her books afterwards – “A Little Book of Sloth” (for the juniors) and “The Unexpected Truth About Animals” (for anyone over 12). http://www.lucycooke.tv/#books