UK-based AGB Films has been commissioned to produce two-part program Kangaroo Dundee for the BBC’s long-running ‘Natural World’ strand.
Part one will air on BBC2 in the UK on January 26 at 8:30 p.m., with part two airing at the same time on February 2.
The doc tells the story of an Australian man nicknamed Brolga who watched Skippy, a show about the adventures of a young boy and his pet kangaroo, when he was a child, and is now living out his boyhood dream of living in the Australian bush among kangaroos.
Kangaroo Dundee follows Brolga at the kangaroo sanctuary he’s built in heart of Australia, where he raises baby joeys rescued from the pouches of mothers killed by hunters or in road accidents.
Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Juliet Stevenson, the film was co-directed and coproduced by Andrew Graham-Brown and Tom Mustill. ‘Natural World”s series editor is Steve Greenwood.
“Although the film is entirely factual and packed with revelatory natural history, it has the emotional feel of a compelling drama too, especially as we wait to see what will happen when Brolga takes in three fragile new babies and is challenged by dingoes, a fire tornado, and a male roo with the punching power of a champion boxer,” said Graham-Brown.