Saint Helena – wildlife and heritage


Saint Helena – wildlife and heritage

This mini-documentary explores the wildlife, culture and history of the remote island of Saint Helena, a UK Overseas Territory in the Atlantic. We discover Longwood House, where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned for the last six years of his life after the Battle of Waterloo. And we find Saint Helena’s unique wirebird and follow its confirmation. Saint Helena is home to many unique plants and arguably the island’s greatest treasure; its unique arthropods (more than 400 of which occur on Saint Helena and no where else on Earth).

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

The three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series was broadcast on BBC FOUR on Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Contact to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.

Britain's Treasure Islands, Simon Vacher's camerawork

By continuing to use and scroll on this site, you agree to the use of cookies.
Without cookies, some of my video content will not be displayed correctly.
For information relating to GPDR and your data privacy please click here

Click here for more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.