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BBC1 set to show “Fight for Life”

UK terrestrial BBC1 has commissioned Fight for Life, a live event program from its Natural History Unit following animals as they go through the most critical and vulnerable periods of their newborn's lives.
September 7, 2011

UK terrestrial BBC1 has commissioned Fight for Life, a live event program from its Natural History Unit following animals as they go through the most critical and vulnerable periods of their newborn’s lives.

Among the animals to be featured in the program will be black bears and their tiny cubs in Minnesota, baby ring tailed lemurs in Madagascar, and cheetah cubs in the Masai Mara.

“With its global reach and an A-list cast of animals, Fight for Life will be the most editorially, technically and logistically ambitious live wildlife event we’ve ever undertaken,” said executive producer Tim Scoones.

Fight for Life was commissioned by BBC1 controller Danny Cohen and commissioning editor for science and natural history Kim Shillinglaw.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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