BBC Africa


The poster baboon of BBC Africa


Hi Blog readers,

Just a quick note to let you all know everyone on the Barbary Macaque Project is very excited for the new BBC Natural History Units Series called Africa. I am sure you can all remember over the last couple of years we have had the BBC coming to film the Green Group.  Well next Wednesday (2nd) at 9pm the first episode of the series starts on BBC One in the UK. We hope that you can all tune in for the series and enjoy it. For more details click on the webpage link below…

BBC Webpage

I am unsure which episode the Barbary macaques will appear in but as always with all BBC documentary series i am sure it will be worth watching all the episodes. Below is a link to the trailer for the new series to give you a taster of what’s to come…


BBC Africa Trailer


I was lucky enough to receive the book to accompany the series at Christmas and if the pictures and descriptions in the book are anything to go by then we are in for a treat! And i was very pleased to see the troubles and tribulations of the filming periods in Morocco were mentioned in the book. The poor filming team coming to film snow monkeys and ending up with a lovely tan and bright sunshine. But later the snow did fall and the Green Group will soon be famous TV stars.


As researchers we just hope it won’t go to their heads!


I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and from everyone on the Barbary Macaque Project we wish you all the best for 2013!






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *