In 1989, the zoologist Mark Carwardine and the writer Douglas Adams set out on a year-long trip to document the plight of some of the world's most endangered creatures. The result was the acclaimed BBC radio series Last Chance to See, and the companion book of the same name.
Twenty years later, Stephen Fry has followed the footsteps of Douglas Adams and teamed up with Mark Carwardine to retrace the original journey for the new BBC TV series – Last Chance to See. The first episode of the BBC's Last Chance to See airs this Sunday 6th September on BBC two and follows Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry in search of the elusive Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inungui). More information about the series and the two protagonists, as well as great photos can be found on the official website. (cat)