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The Making of Around the World in 80 Gardens – A User’s Guide

Some programmes are a joy to watch, some are a joy to make. Around the World in 80 Gardens was definitely the latter, according to series producer Kerry Richardson. And hopefully the former, too, she told Midlands Centre members and guests.

Monty Don on the Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore

Monty Don on the Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore

Richardson explained that the series of 10 x 60 mins programmes was intended to be much more than a gardening series, and a way of understanding the cultures of the selected countries and gardens. Written and presented by gardening expert Monty Don, the series was shown on BBC2 in the spring of 2008.

With the aid of numerous excerpts, Richardson explained in detail both the advantages and technical demands of shooting in HD.

Monty Don at Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny

Monty Don at Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny

Monty Don in the Drakensburg, Durban

Monty Don in the Drakensburg, Durban

By Dorothy Hobson, May 2008

Click here to see the Birmingham Post coverage.

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