Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

About

For nearly a year, 50 animatronic cameras disguised as realistic life-size penguins, eggs and rocks infiltrate penguin colonies to record the tough challenges penguins face from the moment they emerge from the sea to raising their chicks and finally returning to the water. The intimate, emotional, and sometimes amusing behavior of nature’s most devoted parents bringing up their young against the most extraordinary odds is revealed as never before.

Episode 1 – The Journey
Premieres Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8/7c. Check your local listings.

Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting assault up a 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate predatory sea lions and vampire bats to reach their desert nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch.

Episode 2 – First Steps
Premieres Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8/7c. Check your local listings.

Watched by spycams, newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica are caught walking on their mothers’ feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. On the Falklands, rockhopper chicks meet their unruly and predatory neighbors while eggcams provide unique views of the colony. In Peru, Humboldt chicks take on fur seals and take aim at gulls.

Episode 3 – Growing Up
Premieres Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8/7c. Check your local listings.

As their chicks become increasingly independent, emperor and rockhopper parents place them in a crèche and go fishing. Humboldt chicks are left in their burrows as the adults head for the beach. As the young grow bigger and preen out baby fluff they sport punk hairdos. Emperor chicks go skating while rockhopper chicks practice jumping skills. Eventually all the chicks leave for the sea, tackling the same hazards as their parents before them, from sea lions to predatory birds, high cliffs to glaciers.

Production Credits Print

<strong>PENGUINS – SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 1
The Journey</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
HIATT EVANS
JEREMY PARR
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION MANAGER
EMMA BALLINGER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

<strong>
PENGUINS - SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 2
First Steps</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL
ADAM GREGORY

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
HIATT EVANS
JEREMY PARR
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION MANAGER
EMMA BALLINGER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

EDIT PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

<strong>PENGUINS - SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 3 </strong>
<strong>Growing Up</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL
PHIL JENKINS

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
GEORGINA STRANGE
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
MARTYN BELL
KEVIN CARPENTER
HIATT EVANS
TILLY PARKER
JEREMY PARR
ANDY ROUSE
ANDY SPRADBERY
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
LORNA HILL

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
JAN PARRY

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

EDIT PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Production Credits Print

<strong>PENGUINS – SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 1
The Journey</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
HIATT EVANS
JEREMY PARR
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION MANAGER
EMMA BALLINGER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

<strong>
PENGUINS - SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 2
First Steps</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL
ADAM GREGORY

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
HIATT EVANS
JEREMY PARR
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION MANAGER
EMMA BALLINGER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

EDIT PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

<strong>PENGUINS - SPY IN THE HUDDLE - EPISODE 3 </strong>
<strong>Growing Up</strong>

NARRATED BY
DAVID TENNANT

PHOTOGRAPHY
FREDERIQUE OLIVIER
MICHAEL W. RICHARDS
JIM CLARE
PHILIP DALTON

SPECIALIST CAMERA DEVICES
GEOFFREY BELL
MASAHIRO ISHIDA

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
MARTIN PASSINGHAM (ANTARCTIC)
HUW WILLIAMS

EDITORS
STUART NAPIER
IMOGEN POLLARD

DUBBING EDITORS
PAUL COWGILL
PHIL JENKINS

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

COLORIST
ANNA FULLER

EDIT ASSISTANT
DANIEL BEARE

MUSIC
WILL GREGORY

SPECIAL THANKS
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE VICTOR
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISE
THE NEW ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST
GEORGINA STRANGE
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE AREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS – PERU
CENTRO PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL – UPCH
YVON LE MAHO
MARCO CARDENA
DAVID &amp; SUZAN POLE-EVANS
MARTYN BELL
KEVIN CARPENTER
HIATT EVANS
TILLY PARKER
JEREMY PARR
ANDY ROUSE
ANDY SPRADBERY
MATTHEW FISHER

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
LORNA HILL

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
JAN PARRY

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ANNA THOMAS

EDIT PRODUCER
MATTHEW GORDON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE BBC
CASSIAN HARRISON

PRODUCED BY
PHILIP DALTON

SERIES DIRECTED BY
JOHN DOWNER

© JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS 2013
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTION FOR BBC

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS FOR THE BBC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

© 2014 THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED