The appeal is plain
ACTOR Richard E. Grant’s The History of Safari is a new two-parter about the East African safari experience. Grant learns the history of safari is the story of the troubled economic development of east Africa. The dramatic landscape is home to a rich variety of wild creatures and for 100 years, the region drew big-game hunters looking for adventure and riches. Ironically, as ivory traders and trophy hunters decimated Africa’s wildlife, they also introduced the first conservation rules to protect the sport. Such larger-than-life characters inspired novels and films, encouraging figures like Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill and the British royal family to travel to Africa to bag the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard.
The History of Safari With Richard E. Grant: Monday, 8.30pm, ABC1
Richard E. Grant