Kangaroo Dundee (6 x 30’) – Imagine a 6’7 Australian bottle-feeding a baby kangaroo as it gently falls asleep on his chest… Building on the huge success of two Natural World films broadcast in 2013, Kangaroo Dundee follows the life and work of Chris ‘Brolga’ Barnes – a man who has dedicated his life to rescuing and raising orphan kangaroos. From his sanctuary in the bush outside Alice Springs, Brolga cares for his orphans, and spends months preparing them to one day be released. We meet the most recent additions to his kangaroo family – orphan joeys Rex and Ruby. Over the weeks, we follow their progress, and witness the highs and lows of daily life for a man who considers himself a ‘kangaroo mum’. From battling to save injured orphans, to taking on a troublesome teenage wallaby, Kangaroo Dundee is a series that makes natural history accessible to viewers of all ages. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, the series combines stunning visuals and high production values with the compelling real-life drama that is Brolga and his kangaroo family.
Producer: AGB Films
Source: BBC press release