Planet Earth 2 ended last night with a programme on urban wildlife – it was brilliant, as we have come to expect. Leopards catching pigs in the city at night – wow! Pigeons getting eaten by Catfish and Peregrines – wow! And it allowed some messages about how our species lives with other species on our shared home to be inserted in a less clumsy (‘…and here is the preachy bit’) way than usual.
As one looked over Sir David’s shoulder, down the river to Whitehall, I didn’t see any light bulbs going on in our own seat of power. Not much space for wildlife between our decision makers’ ears even if Andrea Leadsom’s daughter is a fan of Sir David.
And Claudia Frangapane met her own extinction in Strictly leaving Danny Mac, Ore Oduba and Louise Redknapp in the running, skipping and hopping around contest.
As our species struggles up the beach of life in search of the Glitterball trophy we must look to any neutral observer like Hawksbill turtles who have spotted the wrong light on the horizon.