Doug Allan

Festival 2018 Archive


£15 and Under 18 £10
Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Town Hall, Market Place DE6 1ES


Natural Born Thrillers

Come along and chill out with Doug Allen when all will be revealed as he tells his stories about the Natural Born Thrillers. Doug Allan is an award-winning natural history photographer, documentary film maker, diver, author and public speaker and cameraman who has worked extensively on many BBC landmark wildlife series including Blue Planet. Doug spent eight years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time filming in 1984. Since then he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen. He specialises in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries in some of the wildest and most remote places on our planet, particularly the polar zones. Over his career, he’s filmed for series like The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Operation Iceberg and Forces of Nature.

With stories from behind the scenes, and pictures that appeal to all ages, Doug Allan’s Natural Born Thrillers takes you up close and personal with the birds and animals that live in the wildest places on earth, and under the oceans. How do you film a polar bear without being eaten? Or relax with a beluga whale so she wants to come close and start talking to you? Is it true your own eyeballs freeze at minus 50?

This is a talk for all the family.

Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ Sir David Attenborough


Doug’s book Freeze Frame – a Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice will be on sale on the night at £25 and there will be an opportunity to have your copy signed.


Doug Allen

Event sponsored by Peak Wildlife Park