In 1985 The Observer Colour Magazine paired up the naturalist Mark Carwardine and The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy writer Douglas Adams and invited them to travel to Madagascar in search of the Aye-Aye, a strange and little known nocturnal lemur thought to be on the edge of extinction. Douglas and Mark found that they enjoyed the journey, and each other's company, to such a degree that they decided to spend a year travelling the globe in search of other endangered animals.
Stephen Fry and naturalist Mark Carwardine continue their adventure in search of animals on the edge of extinction around the globe. In this episode they travel to Madagascar in search of the mysterious nocturnal lemur, the Aye-aye. The boys visit Nosy Mangabe, an idyllic island where Mark encountered Aye-aye on his original visit with Douglas Adams.
Stephen Fry and naturalist Mark Carwardine continue their adventure in search of animals on the edge of extinction around the globe. In this episode, they travel to the Malay Archipeligo on their way to the Indonesian island of Komodo where they hope to see Komodo Dragons.