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Springwatch: 'We send each other rude texts'

17 May 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Its wildlife antics make Springwatch as addictive as a soap opera. But viewers are just as fascinated by the chemistry between the presenters

When Chris Packham was a boy, he and his father read through the encyclopaedia from A to Z. "I remember the process, I remember the images, I remember the excitement," says the biologist, ornithologist and connoisseur of everything from fish ear bones to the Jesus and Mary Chain. "When we got to 'J' my father would test me on 'I' and eventually we got to the end." A childhood of rigorous testing followed by a student career as "a horrible swot" has bequeathed Packham a startling ability to regurgitate knowledge and an insatiable love of learning. "I test myself constantly," he mutters. "Crecy, 1346. Agincourt, 1415."

If wildlife television flourishes on a diet of exotic species, dramatic helicopter shots and macho cameramen then a series in which a obsessively »

- Patrick Barkham

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Tonight's TV highlights: Stargazing Live | Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent | The Bear Family & Me | Arena: The Archers | Pixar: 25 Magic Moments | Jack The Ripper: The German Suspect

2 January 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stargazing Live | Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent | The Bear Family & Me | Arena: The Archers | Pixar: 25 Magic Moments | Jack The Ripper: The German Suspect

Stargazing Live

8pm, BBC2

It's science club time as Professor Brian Cox puts his unrivalled enthusiasm to work to tell us about the wonders of the night sky. For the next three nights he's holed up at the Lovell telescope, along with Dara O'Briain who has the sidekick's job, asking the stupid questions that the rest of us are thinking. The professor provides a tour of the galaxy and shows how to spot and photograph celestial spectacles. You also get Jonathan Ross learning how to be an amateur astronomer and Liz Bonnin demonstrating how the stars affect us even during the day time. Ms

Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent

9pm, BBC1; 9pm, ITV1

Two series in the solid tradition of photogenic crime-fighting teams whose dedication always outweighs their libidos. »

- Martin Skegg, David Stubbs, Rebecca Nicholson, Julia Raeside, Phelim O'Neill, Ali Catterall

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Tonight's TV highlights: Stargazing Live | Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent | The Bear Family & Me | Arena: The Archers | Pixar: 25 Magic Moments | Jack The Ripper: The German Suspect

2 January 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stargazing Live | Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent | The Bear Family & Me | Arena: The Archers | Pixar: 25 Magic Moments | Jack The Ripper: The German Suspect

Stargazing Live

8pm, BBC2

It's science club time as Professor Brian Cox puts his unrivalled enthusiasm to work to tell us about the wonders of the night sky. For the next three nights he's holed up at the Lovell telescope, along with Dara O'Briain who has the sidekick's job, asking the stupid questions that the rest of us are thinking. The professor provides a tour of the galaxy and shows how to spot and photograph celestial spectacles. You also get Jonathan Ross learning how to be an amateur astronomer and Liz Bonnin demonstrating how the stars affect us even during the day time. Ms

Silent Witness; Above Suspicion – Deadly Intent

9pm, BBC1; 9pm, ITV1

Two series in the solid tradition of photogenic crime-fighting teams whose dedication always outweighs their libidos. »

- Martin Skegg, David Stubbs, Rebecca Nicholson, Julia Raeside, Phelim O'Neill, Ali Catterall

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