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Jeffery Boswall obituary

27 August 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wildlife film-maker and natural history broadcaster who worked for the BBC

Jeffery Boswall, who has died of cancer aged 81, helped to cultivate the BBC Natural History Unit's global reputation for wildlife film-making. The popular children's series Animal Magic, which began in 1962, gave Boswall his first TV experience as a producer and director after working in radio. The series' presenter Johnny Morris – dressed as a zookeeper for the filmed inserts – had a gentle, humorous style and put words into animals' mouths by mimicking what he envisaged them to be saying. Gerald Durrell was also a presenter of the early programmes.

Boswall then worked on Look, presented by Peter Scott, the renowned conservationist and leader of ornithological expeditions worldwide. The Private Life of the Kingfisher (1966), one of the episodes he produced for the wildlife series, was the Natural History Unit's first programme to be broadcast in colour. Filmed over a year on the river Test in Hampshire, »

- Anthony Hayward

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Jeffery Boswall obituary

27 August 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Wildlife film-maker and natural history broadcaster who worked for the BBC

Jeffery Boswall, who has died of cancer aged 81, helped to cultivate the BBC Natural History Unit's global reputation for wildlife film-making. The popular children's series Animal Magic, which began in 1962, gave Boswall his first TV experience as a producer and director after working in radio. The series' presenter Johnny Morris – dressed as a zookeeper for the filmed inserts – had a gentle, humorous style and put words into animals' mouths by mimicking what he envisaged them to be saying. Gerald Durrell was also a presenter of the early programmes.

Boswall then worked on Look, presented by Peter Scott, the renowned conservationist and leader of ornithological expeditions worldwide. The Private Life of the Kingfisher (1966), one of the episodes he produced for the wildlife series, was the Natural History Unit's first programme to be broadcast in colour. Filmed over a year on the river Test in Hampshire, »

- Anthony Hayward

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