Peter SCOTT CBE, DSC (1909-1989)

Peter Scott
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Peter Scott, ornithologist, conservationist, painter and naval officer, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the King’s Theatre, Hammersmith.


Peter, the only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, was already a talented artist and Olympic bronze medal winner when he served in the Royal Navy during World War II, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery.


In 1948, he founded the Severn Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. Today the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.

Photographs of Peter Scott This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 16
  • Subject No: 16
  • Broadcast live: Mon 1 Oct 1956
  • Broadcast time: 8.15-8.45pm
  • Venue: King’s Theatre Hammersmith
  • Series: 2
  • Edition: 1

on the guest list...

  • Philippa Scott - wife
  • Uffa Fox
  • Mike Bratby
  • Ludwig Koch
  • Dr Finnen Gudmundssen
  • Lt. P E Mason
  • Captain J S Southcott
  • Lt. R M Hall
  • Mrs Uffa Fox

production team...

  • Researchers: Peter Moore, Nigel Ward
  • Writer: Gale Pedrick
  • Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 2 subjects: Peter Scott > Ada Reeve > Peter Methven > Susan Ryder > Harry S Pepper > Compton Mackenzie > Maud Fairman > Billy Smart > Brian Hession > John Barbirolli > Duncan Guthrie > Esmond Knight > Sammy McCarthy > Edwin Madron > Diana Dors > Parry Jones > Percy Flood > G H Elliott > Stuart Hibberd