Penguin Post Office

Home page lo resLast season THIRTEEN's Nature and BBC Natural World commissioned a production that would capture the breeding cycle of 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.

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