Simon King’s Shetland Adventure 9 July 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Four

Simon King's Shetland Adventure 9 July 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Four 11

Simon King, wildlife cameraman and Springwatch presenter, sets off on an adventure to live on the Shetland Islands with his family through the changing seasons. Simon has travelled the world for 30 years, but his boyhood dream was to visit Shetland. Now he has the chance to film some of the remarkable wildlife and experience the beauty and the wild weather of Britain’s most northerly isles.

Simon captures footage of killer whales coming in to kill a seal, an Arctic tern colony attacked by a bonxie, and a shy otter family. Simon, his wife Marguerite and two-year-old daughter Savannah settle into a remote cottage, but the winter weather and winds of over 100mph make life tough for them.

To celebrate winter, Simon joins the local Shetlanders in their Viking Up Helly Aa festivals, but there is a surprise for him: he is asked to come in drag, dressed as fellow Springwatch presenter Kate Humble. This doesn’t stop him enjoying himself or helping to set light to a Viking boat in a genuine Shetland experience.

About Simon King’s Shetland Adventure

Wildlife cameraman and presenter Simon King sets off on an adventure to the Shetland Isles to live, through the changing seasons, with his family

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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