Winner 1978

Mysterious Castles of Clay

Survival Anglia Ltd./World Wildlife Fund, NBC-TV

“Unusual,” “interesting,” “informative,” “a fantastic depiction of nature,” “unusually excellent” and “in a class by itself” are some of the descriptive remarks made by University of Georgia faculty reviewers who examined Mysterious Castles of Clay. Members of the Peabody Board agreed and elected to make an award to Survival Anglia Ltd./World Wildlife Fund and NBC-TV. This fascinating story of the life-cycle of the energetic African termite and homes they build which weigh tons and tons make, as narrator Orson Welles put it, “men’s other great works seem puny by comparison.”