We’re delighted to announce that Monty and Seadog’s new series, My Family and the Galapagos, begins on Saturday the 28th of July, at 8pm on Channel 4. The series was filmed over three months in 2017, and features Monty, Tam, Isla and Molly as they experience life on the Galapagos – read the full synopsis below.
Of the series, Monty said:
“The main concept of the series is me going out as a marine biologist and a conservationist, to go and look at projects. But also there’s the real, genuine magic of seeing the islands through the eyes of my children, which of course I hadn’t really done before.
I‘d been to the islands several times before, but always working, and to suddenly see them through a five-year-old and a three-year-old’s eyes, and of course my wife’s eyes as well – that’s the concept of the series. It’s interesting that, the further we get into the series, the more it becomes about the kids’ experiences and Tam’s experiences, and I fade into the background. In presenting terms, I get presented off the screen by my children!” Read more here.
Series Synopsis: In 1978 the Galapagos Islands were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, signifying their unprecedented importance to the world. Forty years on, biologist broadcaster and conservationist Monty Halls returns to his “favourite place on Earth” to investigate the wonders and challenges that both define and threaten this awe-inspiring jewel of nature. But for the first time he will not be adventuring there on his own…
In a place where animals and humans live side by side like no other, Monty will be accompanied by a unique research team, his wife Tam and daughters Isla and Molly, who for three months will experience this utterly unique way of life. As a family, they will have extraordinary wildlife encounters and life-changing experiences, living alongside creatures that can be found nowhere else on Earth. But at a time when the islands are at a crossroads – with the human population expanding, invasive species and illegal fishing threatening the islands more than ever before- they will also learn first-hand what is being done to protect the Galapagos, one of the most extraordinary places in the world.
Episode one begins at 8pm on Saturday the 28th of July on Channel 4, with two more episodes on consecutive Saturdays. Catch up on All4.