Frederick Russell Burnham
Guy Lochhead, 13/07/10
Burnham started out as a tracker and scout in the American Southwest before moving to Africa and becoming an officer in the British Army. He became friends with Robert Baden-Powell (founder of the Scouting Movement) and taught him woodcraft. He is often credited as being the ‘father of scouting’. He was an active soldier, spy, hunter, conservationist, oil driller, writer and businessman. Burnham was a real old-school American male hero. I don’t feel as though reports on his character fit well with how I want the programmes to be. He was good at following orders and keeping himself alive.

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