Graeme Acton, pictured at his Paradise Lagoons property, is supporting the Fitzroy Basin Food Bowl.
Graeme Acton, pictured at his Paradise Lagoons property, is supporting the Fitzroy Basin Food Bowl. Rachael Conaghan

British TV series features our cattle king, crocodiles

UK TELEVISION channel BBC One is giving millions of people across the globe a glimpse of our backyard.

The Capricorn Coast's Koorana Crocodile farm and late cattle king Graeme Acton's beloved Paradise Lagoons will feature in comedian John Bishop's new three-part series, called Australia.

The show, which premiered on Monday, follows Mr Bishop as he retraces the route of a mammoth bike journey he first made in 1992.

The filming took place in Rockhampton in February, just months before Mr Acton died from injuries suffered in a tragic camp draft accident.

Kylie Madden-Sardinha, from Acton Super Beef, said Mr Acton was "thrilled" to be involved in the show.

"It meant a lot to Graeme," she said. "He was always one of the most vocal people when it came to letting the world know what he was all about... about the cattle industry and camp drafting.

"The fact he could do this before the tragedy means a lot to his family and to us here in the office."

Kylie said she believed a tribute to Mr Acton would be included in the episode featuring Paradise Lagoons.

The owner of Koorana Crocodile Farm, John Lever, said it was great to have Mr Bishop come back at their facility.

"It's not just good for us; it's good for the region," he said. "Exposure of any sort is great."

The show was hosted in Rockhampton by former local reporter Anna Daniels.



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