Monty Halls' Great Escape

`Monty Halls' Great Escape'was a 5 x 60 minute series for BBC2, following explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls as he finds and renovates an old bothy on the West Coast of Scotland, sets it up as a working smallholding, complete with pigs, sheep, chickens and veg garden, and uses it as a base from which to epxlore the wildlife, culture and history of the area.

`...with the help of Martin Pailthorpe's expert filming it's hard not to adore his picturesque surroundings.  

 The Observer.

Click below for clips from  series 1

Otter spotting         

Rubes in the Snow

Sea Eagles


Series 2 saw Monty relocate to the Outer Hebrides to work as a volunteer wildlife and environmental warden.

St Kilda Pt 1

St Kilda Pt 2

In 2010, Monty and I filmed series 3 on the West Coast of Ireland. Monty's base was the jaw-droppingly beautiful village of Roundstone, in Connemara. He was working as the Connemara representative for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.  I will post clips from this series on YouTube once the series has aired this spring.