Filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series


This mini-documentary tells Stewart McPherson’s story planning and filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series. Stewart self funded the project, and over four years, managed to visit every one of the UK Overseas Territories to document a surprising side of the UK. He recounts his adventures traveling to the British Indian Ocean Territory, getting mugged by a striated caracara (the smartest bird of prey on the Falkland Islands) and filming in the icy waters of the British Antarctic Territory.

This film is one of forty mini-documentaries made from the footage not used in the broadcast series.

Visit to view all 40 mini-documentaries free of charge.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

To discovery the wildlife, history and cultures of all of the UK Overseas Territories, please visit


Britain's Treasure Islands, Simon Vacher's camerawork

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