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Oliver Kite’s Fawley

Synopsis
Oliver Kite was a well-known naturalist and chalk stream fisherman who presented his own wildlife television on Southern Television during the 1960s. His soft tones and great knowledge of natural history gave him the title of the ‘television voice of nature’.

OLIVER KITE’S FAWLEY is a personal look at the wildlife through the four seasons at Fawley Refinery on the west bank of Southampton Water. Within the boundary of the refinery, Kite discovers a great diversity of living things including ponies, adders, a hunting fox and even the refinery’s own flock of sheep. Contrary to expectation, this industrial setting is revealed to be a wildlife and plant sanctuary.
Series
New Forest Film Archive
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1968
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
natural history; nature conservation; wildlife; nature; nature reserves; oil

Credits

Contributor
Oliver Kite

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
28 minutes
Year
2014

Sponsor

Name

ExxonMobil

Distributor

Name

New Forest Film Archive Project

Address
New Forest Centre
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7NY
United Kingdom

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