A delightful, visually hypnotic biography of an 18th century country curate. With just one book, “The Natural History Of Selborne,” Gilbert White encouraged generations to appreciate nature in a different, more profound way. With biographer, Richard Mabey, Michael Wood travels through White’s world, from the bucolic landscape of Hampshire to the grand intellectual societies of London and shows how White created his gentle, ecological revolution.
1 X 60 mins for BBC 4 as part a season focusing on the 18th Century.
Director Producer: Rebecca Dobbs
First broadcast 28th June 2006 on BBC4