Review: Chris Packham's Natural Selection
Chris Packham's Natural Selection, an occasional series hidden away on BBC4 TV brought together three of our most treasured controversialists in conversation. The programme was aired last week and is available to view for another three weeks - click the button below.
Presenter Chris Packham is well known for stepping into the firing line over illegal bird killing, on behalf of both hen harriers and migrant birds in Malta. George Monbiot's assessment chimed with Deller's skillfully-wrought artistic response: the only people who want hen harriers to go extinct are the landowners who have the means to make it happen, but no popular support. The ones with all the popular support have no power to stop them.
The trio went on to critique Packham's own artistic efforts - good third year stuff according to Deller - and the role of the BBC and Sir David Attenborough in projecting the reality - or otherwise - of the threats facing the planet. The programme is available on the BBC iPlayer, and well worth an hour of anyone's time.