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Natures Greatest Events
« on: March 05, 2009, 06:59:11 pm »

Did anyone watch this programme last night (UK only) ?

Absolutely fantastic filming.

Its on the BBC I Player

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j1bhw/b00j1b9p/Natures_Great_Events_The_Great_Tide/
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 07:30:40 pm »

Dick

Agree about the filming especially as the cameraman was being 'bumped' by sharks - what a way to earn a crust.

I thought that the bait ball shots in Blue Planet were better though. JMO

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 09:55:26 pm »

Any of these BBC produced series ref animals etc are required watching in our house! Maybe individual shots of some events are a little better in one series than another, but on the whole, the programmes are unmissable. :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 12:33:01 am »

i did see some snippets of this show while channel changing last night.  The super pod of dolphins - 5000 i think was absolutely amazing.  Its breataking when you see 5 or 6 dophins but a pod of 5000 i can only dream of  The shots filmed from the sky of the HUGE sholes of fish along the coast line were humbling.  The shole was 15 miles long!

Ive actually just started watching it now.  Seeing the gannet chicks dieing in the surf after not succeeding in flight is very sad.  I spent 2 months working in a sea bird rehabilitation centre in that area and there was always a few ganets coming in with all sorts of injuries.

I think over the years the BBC has set a benchmark for these kind of shows.  The blue planet was stunning

Sir David Attenborough is a living legend.  (did you know his brother plays the guy with the beard in jurrasic park?)
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Re: Natures Greatest Events
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 12:35:54 am »

Sir David Attenborough is a living legend.  (did you know his brother plays the guy with the beard in jurrasic park?)

And many other roles over a long career in films.

Peter.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 12:51:31 am »

Sir David Attenborough is a living legend.  (did you know his brother plays the guy with the beard in jurrasic park?)

And many other roles over a long career in films.

Peter.

Yes.  I just never realised they were brothers untill some one mentioned it the other day :embarrassed:
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 11:51:03 am »

Sir David Attenborough is a living legend.  (did you know his brother plays the guy with the beard in jurrasic park?)

And many other roles over a long career in films.

Peter.

Yes.  I just never realised they were brothers untill some one mentioned it the other day :embarrassed:

Indeed.  David, apart from being a wildlife film maker since the very early days was also a highly respected TV executive at the BBC for some of the time and was a potential director general at one point.  His autobiography is a fascinating read, particularly if you're intetrested in either aspect of his career.  Richard, as well as being well  known as an actor is also a famous film director with the film adaption of "Oh what a lovely war!" probably his best known work.

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 12:37:39 pm »

I think his epic Gandhi was probably his best, eight academy awards. 300,000 extras at the funeral scene.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 12:50:25 pm »

I think his epic Gandhi was probably his best, eight academy awards. 300,000 extras at the funeral scene.

Yup I agree with that. I still find it difficult to see Ben Kingsley without seeing his Gandhi in my mind.  My comment on "Oh what a lovely war" was that was probably his "best known" work.

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