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BBC Indian Ocean series to showcase Seychelles

BBC Indian Ocean series to showcase Seychelles

It has now been confirmed by Jane McMullen, the Assistant Producer at BBC TV, that the filming done in Seychelles for the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series will be aired soon.

The Seychelles Tourism Board says over and over again that these mid-ocean islands have nothing to hide and that no picture taken can do any justice to the breathtaking views the visitors enjoy on these islands, because reality will always be better than any picture taken.

BBC viewers will now have a unique chance to see Seychelles beamed to their living rooms, because the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series will be broadcast on Sunday nights on BBC2 television in the UK at 8:00 pm, commencing on Sunday, April 22. The Seychelles features in episode two, which will be broadcast on Sunday, April 29.

Someone who has had the opportunity of catching a glimpse of the film said: “Of course the Seychelles looks gorgeous in the program, which includes Simon’s visit to Brendan Grimshaw’s island, giant tortoises, and anti-piracy activities.”

The Seychelles Tourist Office was thanked by Jane McMullen, the BBC TV Assistant Producer for all the help in making this program happen. “It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Simon and the crew all send their best wishes,” Jane McMullen said.


“We are delighted that the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series will be aired soon and that Seychelles will be showcased to all BBC TV viewers. This program comes out as the Seychelles celebrates the 40th anniversary since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Seychelles International Airport, which launched the islands’ tourism industry in earnest. And 2012 is also the year when we shall be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee; we believe that the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series could not have come at a more appropriate time to show to the world how well a sustainable tourism approach has been developed in Seychelles for the last 40 years – an approach that has kept the mid-ocean tropical tourism destination as it was when its tourism industry was launched and as it will remain, because the Seychelles government and the people of Seychelles believe that it remains their duty to be good custodians for such a unique paradise called the Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said.