TV: Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan – Hebrides & Cairngorms

“Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan” sees Gordon enjoying the wildlife of the Highlands & Islands. In each episode Gordon takes a well-known face on a wildlife adventure where they get to see some of the UK’s most iconic species. The new series starts tomorrow on BBC2 and there is a one-hour episode on every […]

“Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan” sees Gordon enjoying the wildlife of the Highlands & Islands. In each episode Gordon takes a well-known face on a wildlife adventure where they get to see some of the UK’s most iconic species. The new series starts tomorrow on BBC2 and there is a one-hour episode on every week-day evening this week.

Gordon Buchanan is one of the UK’s best-loved wildlife cameramen and presenters. It was Gordon’s film, “Eagle Island” which made us want to visit the Isle of Mull. That trip was the start of our love affair with Scotland’s Highlands and Islands so we have a lot to thank Gordon for.

Gordon grew up on the Isle of Mull so it’s no surprise that in the first episode of “Into the Wild” he returns to Mull and also to Tiree, where Alastair’ father was brought up and where Alastair spent much of his childhood. We are particularly excited because as well as the first episode, there are two others which feature the incredible widlife and scenery of Scotland:

Monday 11 April 2016 at 18:30 – Alastair Campbell – Isle of Mull and Tiree, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

The duo are on the search for:

  • otters
  • white-tailed sea eagles
  • seals

Watch a clip: Alastair Campbell learns some eye-watering facts about a common crustacean

Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 18:30 – Ed Byrne – Essex, England

Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 18:30 – Sara Cox – Dartmoor, England

Thursday 14 April 2016 at 18:30 – Dermot O’Leary – Skye and Rum, Western Isles, Scotland

This time they’re looking for:

Friday 15 April 2016 at 18:30 –  John Simpson – The Cairngorms, Scotland

In this episode they’re on the hunt for:

  • wild cat
  • reindeer
  • pine marten
  • ptarmigan

Watch a clip: John Simpson ponders the difference between The Cairngorms in Scotland and The Hindu Kush in Afganistan

Follow Gordon Buchanan on Twitter @gordonjbuchanan and see his website.

BBC2 website: Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan

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