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Holst: The Planets, with Professor Brian Cox

The centenary of The Planets by Gustav Holst was on the 29th of September 2018, and on that day there was a performance of it by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Professor Brian Cox presented some of the scienctific discoveries that … Continue reading

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Blue Planet II – ‘Our Blue Planet’

The final episode of Blue Planet II was a little different from the others. It was still a documentary about natural history, but it featured humans as the main focus rather than animals, as it was about us, how we … Continue reading

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Blue Planet II – ‘Coasts’

The coasts are where the land meets the sea, and with these two different environments running into one another, a lot goes on.

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Blue Planet II – ‘Green Seas’

From blue, to green.

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Blue Planet II – ‘Big Blue’

“So, the big blue, what’s it like? “Erm… big, and… blue.” Well, that’s the Finding Nemo quote out of the way. I haven’t mentioned it before, but the segment at the end of each episode showing how it was filmed … Continue reading

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Blue Planet II – ‘Coral Reefs’

As you might have guessed, this episode was about coral reefs, such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Coral Triangle in South East Asia. David Attenborough’s narration pointed out that “coral reefs cover less than a tenth … Continue reading

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Blue Planet II – ‘One Ocean’

Blue Planet II was the biggest ratings hit of the year in the UK, and apparently so popular for people streaming it in China it slowed down the internet there. As with Planet Earth II, it is a natural history … Continue reading

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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 Sweet Makers At Christmas

The Sweet Makers At Christmas was, as you might guess, a Christmas special of The Sweet Makers, a programme which I never caught before, but Christmas is a time for lots of sweet stuff, and as we find out in … 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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