Well, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first episode in our new series: On The Track Xtra! We hope that you enjoy it.
It is a little more rough and ready than the normal show, but I think that is no bad thing. If you hear strange noises in the background of the segments which feature me doing a piece to camera, those are the filters of the two tanks in the office; one containing Clarence the walking catfish, and another containing a large and massively elusive leaf fish that we have been looking after for Max ever since he went off to university, something in the region of ten years ago. At least, I’ve always thought it was a leaf fish, and worse, have been telling everyone it’s a leaf fish for the last decade. However, when I looked her up today to try to display my academic chops by giving her Latin name, she doesn’t look like any of the leaf fish on Google. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
This episode contains Richard and Carl talking about Reinhold Messner and the yeti, me and Charlotte on the Loch Ness Monster, giant eels, and Richard Freeman meeting Wally the comedy rhinoceros with dramatic results.