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Planet Earth II FREE


The University of Birmingham is pleased to welcome Mike Gunton (Creative Director of Factual and The Natural History Unit for BBC Worldwide and BBC) to campus, to offer the 2017 Royal Television Society Baird Lecture: Planet Earth II – The Making of a Natural History ‘Blockbuster’. In this illustrated talk, Mike will explore and discuss the trials, tribulations and the approach taken to create a landmark series of this scale.

Mike Gunton has been making wildlife films for over 30 years. Within his dual role, he works as an Executive Producer on many BBC titles, acts as an ambassador for BBC Worldwide and is responsible for bringing new stories and filming techniques to audiences. Mike’s work within the Natural History Unit has seen him establish the ‘People and Animals’ output, run The Natural World strand and oversee more than 140 wildlife films including many award winning and critically acclaimed series. These include Yellowstone, Life, Africa, Shark, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur and Life Story. Mike is also responsible for the Natural History Unit’s most recent success; Planet Earth II.

Wednesday 29 7.00PMMarch2017-03-29T19:00:00Z2017-03-29T20:50:00Z

Spoken Word

Bramall Music Building

University of Birmingham,

B15 2TT Birmingham GB

0121 414 8861

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