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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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The Real T-Rex with Chris Packham

T-Rex is perhaps THE iconic dinosaur. If you think of a dinosaur, the image is most likely to be the T-Rex. It is still hugely popular, and has been recreated in books, films, toys, merchandise and more. But the image … Continue reading

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Ice Age Giants

There have been lots of documentaries on dinosaurs, but the path of programmes focusing on extinct prehistoric mammals is not quite as well-trodden. BBC 2 showed a 3 part series about that subject presented by Professor Alice Roberts. The programme … Continue reading

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The Polar Bear Family & Me

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan has previously filmed a series The Bear Family & Me, recording 3 seasons of a black bear family, and in this sort-of sequel he follows a family of polar bears, which the crew have given names … Continue reading

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