7 items from 2017
Gunpowder (BBC1) | iPlayer
The Ganges with Sue Perkins (BBC1) | iPlayer
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me (BBC2) | iPlayer
H is for Hawk: A New Chapter (BBC2) | iPlayer
The Vietnam War (BBC4) | iPlayer
It is the filthy England of 1603, than which there were few lands filthier, and you can practically smell the dung, both animal and human, on the streets, but the new king, James I and VI, encounters only sweet nosegays and daintily wafted hankies. There’s no doubting that Jamie Saxt, the “wisest fool in Christendom” did much to continue that era’s shining cultural age – Shakespeare, Donne, Bacon and the other lads, and then there was that Bible. One area, however, on which he’s generally agreed to have absolutely manked up, not knowing his VIs from his Is, »
- Euan Ferguson
The TV naturalist wants viewers to understand what it’s like to be him – and the results are brilliant
‘When you first lick the back side of a beetle that’s oozing a yellow fluid, and it’s bitter on the taste of your tongue as if you’ve licked a dirty old sixpence, and it doesn’t go away for an hour, that’s a really quite powerful thing,” says Chris Packham.
I’m hoping it’s back side, not backside. And beetle, not Beatle … Anyway, having spent his entire life hiding his form of autism, the TV naturalist is opening up about it. He wants people to begin to understand what it feels like to be him. Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me (BBC2), it’s called. And it’s brilliant.
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- Sam Wollaston
Humane Society International and our partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations-backed by 11 million people. Hsi works to protect all animals-including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife-and our record of achievement demonstrates our dedication and effectiveness. With the support of our advocates and donors, we have advocated for strong legislation to protect animals. For example, in 2009 we helped achieve a European Union ban on trade in seal products, a major step toward ending the annual commercial seal slaughter in Canada. We work with local animal organizations in countries all over the world to provide direct, hands-on care to animals in need and spread the culture of compassion. Our campaigns strike at the root of problems affecting animals by providing the tools and resources to prevent animal suffering both now and in the future.
Sir Paul McCartney – has actively supported Hsi’s »
The BBC1’s new crime thriller suffered from a lifeless plot – while Chris Packham made the garden grow into hedgehog heaven
In the Dark (BBC1) | iPlayer
The British Garden: Life and Death on Your Lawn (BBC4) | iPlayer
Who Wants My Council House? (C4) | All4
Love Island (ITV2) | ITV Hub
I watched the entire opening episode of In the Dark and for the life of me can’t remember the first thing about it. That’s a tiny lie. It wasn’t a cartoon, nor set in space, nor a documentary on tardigrades. It was – oh do wait, it’s coming – it was a cop thriller. Set probably by default in Manchester. Or Brighton, which is what the Beeb does for the tang of ozone and home in time for tea. It featured a ballsy, headstrong female ’tec in mustard and leather, angrily pregnant, ambitious, but having to go back to »
- Euan Ferguson
Anything could happen tonight as National Geographic screen their most pioneering event yet — Earth Live. The unprecedented two-hour program takes us on a wild trip around the world as we witness species in a way we’ve never seen them before. In real time, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo networks in 171 countries will screen spectacular footage of the natural world from across six different continents and 18 time zones. The show will be hosted out of New York City by Jane Lynch and Phil Keoghan, featuring a string of expert zoologists and naturalists including Chris Packham....read more »
- April Neale
Author: Colin Hart
Chris Packham is a TV presenter, conservationist and all round wildlife enthusiast who has presented TV’s The Really Wild Show and more recently BBC’s Springwatch plus its assorted offshoots. With his enthusiasm and unapologetic focus on propagating the outcomes of good science he can count a lifetime achievement award by the Wildscreen wildlife film festival, dubbed “The Green Oscars” amongst his various awards and has written many books on wildlife across the years.
Now he’s featuring in the presenting team, alongside Emmy award winners Phil Keoghan and Jane Lynch, for the new Nat Geo Wild show “Earth Live” which will connect to live cameras across the globe to present a compelling live view of important wildlife habitats. Describing it as “ground breaking” Chris will provide the factual support for the team and describes being part of it as being “an enormous privilege.
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- Colin Hart
More boing for your buck as the reliably great Springwatch operation relocates to sprawling Sherborne Park in the Cotswolds. For the next three weeks, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Martin Hughes-Games and Gillian Burke will enthusiastically surveil the wildlife that inhabits the farmland, woodland and riverways of the expansive National Trust property, with streaming available daily from 4am on the Springwatch Live web portal. Graeme Virtue
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- Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett
7 items from 2017
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