the success of Series One, Mark OShea was asked to respond
to a fresh set of quests at the other end of the world. But
as well as pursuing the likes of the broad-headed snake, the
rough-scaled python, and green blooded skinks, Mark had to
face a new challenge. Presenting directly to camera rather
than being filmed talking to the director behind the camera,
the more conventional documentary style.
Luckily for the programme makers Mark took to this new approach
like a duck to water, or perhaps a duck-billed platypus to
water, bearing in mind his first destination was Australia.
His journeys continued to New Caledonia, Indonesia, and the
Northern Mariana Islands, as well as an emotional return to
his old herping haunts, with three films in Papua New Guinea,
the Land of the Unexpected.
Finding New Guineas ninth species of python was probably
Marks personal highlight of this series. His lowpoints?
Take a pick from dangling off a 250 foot cliff on a slippery
rope in Guam, a boat journey from Hell in the Philippines,
getting bitten by a pitviper in Indonesia and running out
of the air on the bottom of the Timor Sea whilst looking for
highly venomous seasnakes