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MANY A first viewing of MIDNIGHT COWBOY’s Florida daydream sequence will have been ruined by childhood exposure to TONY SOPER’s Britnature miscellany (MIKE JORDAN took over towards the end), which featured John Barry’s parping soundtrack for the theme. The actual programme (female co-presenter SU INGLE) was fatally flawed in concentrating mainly on “the wildlife of the British Isles”, hence endless reports on the grass snake and endangered species de nos jours, the Peregrine Falcon and Natterjack Toad.

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  1. Graham Pearson

    September 20, 2015 at 11:01 am

    The edition of Wildtrack transmitted on Wednesday 6th May 1981 was the first without Tony as he had a hectic schedule with directing other wildlife programmes. Mike was now presenting Wildtrack alongside Su.

  2. Richard Davies

    September 21, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    for years I managed to get this mixed up with the later series of Animal Magic, when Terry Nutkins co-presented.

    I didn’t help that the AM theme (called Las Vegas) in it’s later years was messed around with, I’ve found a Wah-wah guitar version online, along with a very odd synth arrangement.

    Both could be mistaken for Florida Fantasy, or at least misfiled in my mind under “children’s wildlife programmes with strange theme tunes”.

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