DAVID ATTENBOROUGH NARRATES SPOOF CORNWALL DOCUMENTARY
9 April 2014
David Attenborough has narrated a documentary on life in Cornwall.
Or at least, that’s what Cornish comedian Colin Leggo would have you believe.
The comic has produced a five minute long Youtube video which features footage from across the county and narrated it all while doing a pretty accurate impression of Britain’s most famous wildlife film maker.
The film is called Planet Cornwall and sees footage of holiday cottages Cornwall, beaches and moors skilfully cut together.
The video provides plenty of laughs, with Colin describing pasties as “meal pods” – the only thing eaten by Cornish people.
It also talks of how young Cornish folk are warned to avoid the “slight disappointment” of leaving the safety of Cornwall and one scene shows a Cornishman suffering from nausea as he crosses the Tamarbridge and heads from Saltash towards Plymouth.
Over the course of the video 35-year-old Colin takes viewers on a tour of the Duchy, describing how “hatchlings” emerge from “nests” – the Eden Project domes – under the guidance of Cornish “elders”.
He also talks of how: “The Cornish are taught by elders to fear whatever lies on the other side of the Tamar river.”
Colin, a writer and comedy club boss from Budock Water, near Falmouth, was also responsible for creating a spoof video called Grand Theft Cornwall, a spoof of popular video game Grand Theft Auto.
Check out the video here.