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S33 Ep2

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle | Episode 2 | First Steps

Premiere: 9/30/2014 | 00:00:44 | NR

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.

About the Episode

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.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS: EPISODE 2

PENGUINS – SPY IN THE HUDDLE
EPISODE 2 “First Steps”

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 & 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

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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

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