Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 9th, 2009
On Monday, March 2, 2009, I was a guest on The Paul O’Grady Show in London, England. My short four-minute appearance had been planned and in the works since October 2008. Therefore, the O’Grady producers were quite struck that on Friday, February 28th, the BBC had aired a short discussion about the Yeti by David Attenborough. Just a coincidence they said, and nothing copycat about it.
ITV-Channel 4’s website only allows viewers from the UK and some European markets, so Cryptomundian FMurphy used a camcorder to post the cryptozoology segment of the program to YouTube. Thanks to him, so this can be shared here.
I am shown holding Yeti and Bigfoot urethane casts, as created for me by William Dranginis.
Back stage, it was fun to meet and talk to actress Billie Piper, who was on after my part was finished.
Piper is best known for being Dr. Who’s sidekick on the long-running UK program, and starring in the current “Secret Diary” series screening on the Showtime Channel in America.
When I left the ITV Studios, I was happy to be the decoy as I walked to my waiting limo, to distract the 40 or so autograph hounds and fans, as Ms. Piper and her new baby Winston, plus her nanny, assistant, and publicist hurried out the side door to their stretch limo.
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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.