Gilbert White, The Nature Man
1 x 60 mins
Producer: Rebecca Dobbs
Location Directors: Simon Normanton, David Wallace, Jeremy Jeffs
"You're left with such a deep impression of his (White's) significance." - Time Out
Presented by Michael Wood, 'Gilbert White - The Nature Man' is a delightful, visually hypnotic biography of an 18th century country curate.
With just one book, 'The Natural History of Selbourne', Gilbert White encouraged the generations that followed to appreciate nature in a different, more profound way.
With biographer, Richard Mabey, Wood travels through White's world; from the bucolic landscape of Hampshire to the grand intellectual societies of London - and show how White created his gentle ecological revolution.
As Michael Wood investigates White's life and legacy, fans like Sir David Attenborough and Alan Titchmarsh pay homage to the great man.
"...an affectionate, idyllic and gently enjoyable documentary..." - Daily Telegraph
"Achingly beautiful shots of the English countryside" - The Guardian
"A lovely programme, even for city mice!" - The Independent
RRP: £: 12.99
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