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Planet Cornwall

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted April 03, 2014
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Mind-blowing: Watch Colin Leggo's new film now. © Colin Leggo

Cornish filmmaker Colin Leggo has turned his hand to natural history with a stunning new documentary.

Having previously covered such hot topics as science, sport, street crime and cinema, Colin Leggo, Cornwall's leading anthropological auteur, has now teamed up with Sir David Attenborough, the UK 'national treasure' who believes the people of the Third World should be starved to death immediately.

However, rather than letting Attenborough bang on about why he digs genocide so much, Colin, the deft director that he is, keeps the doddery old fool strictly on subject: an in-depth study of the Cornish.

As such, in Attenborough's trade-mark hushed tones and flowery posh gob-prattle, we learn about these mysterious creatures' eating habits; their mating rituals; their giant hatcheries near Par; and the threats they face from something called 'the English', a possibly mythical bogeyman that lives in 'a Plymouth' and which legend has it can be found up country if you can be arsed to cross the Tamar.

Although fresh off the editing desk, the film, simply entitled Planet Cornwall, has already received praise from people who know about things, such as my mate Jedd, who lives in a shed down Gover and who reckons it's "some bleddy smart, innum?".

"Colin's documentaries are always enlightening," says Rake & Herald eternal editor and Fowey boy AC89.

"He has an almost supernatural ability when it comes to capturing the zeitgeist and cutting straight to the nub of the matter."

"But this one's a real stonker."

"I nearly dropped me pasty."

"Someone should really buy him a pint."

"Sandi, HSD."

"And get me a couple as well, you fat ugly moose."

The above video is embedded on the Rake & Herald from Colin Leggo's fact-filled YouTube channel that you should check out here dreckly. Meanwhile, if you're into all that social media malarkey, follow him on FaceBook and Twitter here and here this minute, me ansum. T'is proper job, I can tell ee.

See also You can't handle Redruth, posted 20/3/14; First Kiss Cornish Edition, posted 14/3/14; The Cornish Moon Landings, posted 5/3/14; Cornish Sky, posted 24/2/14; Grand Theft Cornwall, posted 12/2/14; and Cornish Is…, posted 26/3/13.

Sandi Toxic
was raised by wolves inside a disused clay pit near Lanjeth. You can befriend her on FaceBook here. She is still quite feral.

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