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Attenborough and the Giant Elephant

David Attenborough goes through historical records to look at the life story of Jumbo, possibly the most famous elephant who ever lived. He was thought to be the biggest elephant on Earth in his time, the late 19th century, and … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of The Zoo (Series 3)

CONTAINS SPOILERS Chester zoo is Britains most popular zoo, and this series showing the behind the scenes for the animals has been well liked, and has recently finished its 3rd series.

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Extreme Sea Monsters

Channel 5 did a documentary about the strange creatures of the deep, both mythical and factual. The narration pointed out that underwater is “an alien environment”, and that it is also in fact “the majority of the Earth” rather than … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of The Zoo (Series 2)

CONTAINS SPOILERS¬† While this finished its run on Channel 4 some months ago, this review was another I had to put on the backburner. But better late than never. The second series of The Secret Life Of The Zoo was … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of The Zoo At Christmas

CONTAINS SPOILERS Yes, I know there was a full series before this Christmas special, but I don’t have time to do a review of that yet as, well, it’s Christmas. Christmas is a busy time for everyone generally, and I’ve … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of The Zoo

CONTAINS SPOILERS It’s a shame they only made one series of the BBC drama Our Zoo, about how Chester Zoo was established in the 1930s, but Channel 4 did a documentary series about modern day Chester Zoo, so you could … Continue reading

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Nature’s Weirdest Events (Series Four)

I reviewed the previous series of this last year, and at the time I had no idea that it was the third series. But here is is again, following the same format of three episodes documenting unusual events in the … Continue reading

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Our Zoo

CONTAINS SPOILERS A Northern historical drama about animals starring Lee Ingleby. That ticks so many boxes for what I like! Our Zoo was a six part BBC dramatisation of how Chester Zoo came to be, based on the autobiography by … Continue reading

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Animal Odd Couples

One of the more enduring internet crazes are video clips of cute animals, and a particular trend is for friendships between animals of different species. This programme seems to have been inspired by these videos, though at least it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Africa

CONTAINS SPOILERS David Attenborough was one of my heroes growing up. Even back then I used to love watching nature documentaries, and he was the king of them. His voice delivers gravitas to the power of nature. He describes Africa … Continue reading

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