Our facilities - The Burrowers on BBC2
Throughout 2013 the ‘West Country Wildlife Photography
Centre’ was the main location chosen for the 3 part BBC 2
series ‘The Burrowers – Animal’s Underground’ as part of
the BBC’s Summer of Wildlife. This was featured over three
consecutive Friday nights in August at 9pm and narrated by
The programme featured the underground lives of captive
badgers, rabbits and water voles, with some interesting
mole footage too. The Badgers were filmed at a different
location, but all other underground footage was filmed in the
purpose built sets designed and made by the Derek Gow
Consultancy here at WCWPC, for Dragonfly TV.
For more information of this series see
The filming of The Burrowers has provided WCWPC with
some innovative new sets for our photographers to use:
Indoor ‘underground’ water vole burrows and the
associated outdoor stream set to capture some
fantastic water vole images
Outdoor rabbit aviary now adapted for corn crakes
Indoor ‘underground’ rabbit warren
A variety of small ‘underground’ sets for mink,
polecat, fox, stoat and moles.
Indoor rabbit warren film room provides a large
space for workshops and tutoring.