SWINDON Sub-Aqua Club is inviting people to attend a talk by BBC under water cameraman Doug Allan, who has worked on natural life programmes with David Attenborough and spent more than 8,000 hours under water.

Doug is responsible for much of the footage on programmes, such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Frozen Planet, Life In The Freezer, Operation Iceberg and others.

He has filmed all over the world, including high mountains and tropical seas, but he is most noted for the 35 years that he has been working and filming in the Antarctic and Arctic.

He is described by David Attenborough as the toughest in the business and he will talk about his experiences filming in the polar regions. Using both still images and video clips, he will go behind the scenes on the making of these programmes, the techniques of diving in cold water environment, the challenges of capturing the required footage and about his topside experiences.

The talk will begin at 8pm on Monday, February 10, at the club’s Supermarine Road home. Tickets are £9.

The talk will be in two parts with a break for refreshments. There will also be a question and answer session and opportunity to talk to Doug personally and to buy signed copies of his book, Freeze Frame.

For tickets, visit www.swindive.co.uk/dougallan.