BBC TV’S Wildlife Expert Gordon Buchanan at Buxton Opera House

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Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan

Throughout Autumn audiences all over the UK will have a unique opportunity to join Gordon Buchanan as the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC ‘Animal Family and Me’ series shares an insight into his incredible experiences with some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.

As part of the tour Gordon will be visiting Buxton Opera House on 2nd October 2017 at 7.30pm where you will be able to ask any burning wildlife questions you might have. 

The evening promises to entertain as he shares personal recollections and answers questions about his globetrotting travels, delving into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife, all illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, his tales of challenging expeditions make for a special evening not to be missed.

Whether you’re a wild-life enthusiast or not, you’d be hard pressed not to have encountered Gordon as he dominated our television screens on the BBC over the festive period featuring a range of new series such as  ‘Elephant Family and Me’ (BBC2), ‘Life in the Snow’ (BBC1), ‘Life in Polar Bear Land’ (BBC2) as well as an appearance presenting on the popular show Planet Earth with Sir David Attenborough’. He is set to be a regular face on television in 2017 with two new BBC commissions to be announced for this Autumn including a second series of ‘Tribes, Predators and Me’ on BBC2.

Gordon is well known for his long running Animal Family and Me’ television series. These jaw dropping programmes have seen him get up close and personal with some extraordinary creatures as seen on ‘Gorilla Family and Me’, ‘Snow Wolf Family and Me’, ‘Polar Bear Family and Me’ and the award winning Bear Family and Me’.

Gordon’s career is extensive having shot and presented a long list of other popular nature programmes including ‘Winterwatch’, ‘The Lost Land’ series and Wild Burma’. He has also ventured into more mainstream entertainment with TV projects such as Super Cute Furry Animals’ and ‘Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan’ which saw him taking celebrities Alastair Campbell, Dermot O’Leary, Ed Byrne, John Simpson and Sara Cox all around the UK offering them an in depth look into Britain’s beautiful wildlife.

Hailing from the Isle of Mull in Western Scotland, Gordon has worked in wildlife documentaries for over 20 years. He is passionate about raising awareness of the world’s most endangered species & habitats and has led expeditions around the globe to places as diverse as South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska. Gordon has contributed to award winning BBC, Discovery and National Geographic wildlife series and documentaries. He has also received a Royal Television Award for his work on the ‘Bear Family And Me’.

When asked about his forthcoming tour Gordon said:

I can’t wait to meet wildlife lovers around UK and share insights into the amazing creatures that we share our planet with.”  

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