Penguin Post Office
*** 'Penguin Post Office' airs on BBC Radio 4 every lunchtime this week at 13.45. ***
Last season BBC Natural World commissioned a production that would capture Port Lockroy’s gentoo penguins. Their daily trials and tribulations unfold as cruise ships come and go, bringing tourists to buy postcards, visit the museum and of course photograph the penguins.
Running concurrently are two further BBC productions: BBC Radio 4 ‘Penguin Post Office’, recorded by the film crew team and CBBC’s ‘My Life’ featuring director and cameraman Andrew Graham-Brown’s children.
Port Lockroy Post Office and museum sits on tiny Goudier Island in Antarctica. Established in February 1944 the research station remained permanently occupied until 1962. In 1996 Port Lockroy was restored to its original condition and is now open to visitors during the Antarctic summer. Each year the Trust recruits a team of four talented and enthusiastic staff to work at Port Lockroy for the season, promoting the legacy of British scientists' early work. The gentoo penguins arrived on Goudier Island in 1985.
For more information about this BBC production click here
Our Flagship - Port Lockroy
The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust works to conserve Antarctic buildings and artefacts, and to promote and encourage the public's interest in its Antarctic heritage.
Besides its flagship site at Port Lockroy the Trust conserves five other British historic sites on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Trust supports sister organisations to look after heritage sites in other parts of Antarctica.