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Wild China: Season 1: Episode 6 -- From the eastern end of the Great Wall, China's coast spans 14,000 kilometres and more than 7,000 years of history. This is a place of huge contrasts: futuristic modern cities jostling traditional seaweed-thatched villages, ancient tea terraces and wild wetlands where rare animals stil survive. Here white dolphins, red-crowned cranes, deadly vipers, giant sturgeon and sabre-wielding monkeys struggle to eke out a living faced by competition from 700 million people; widespread pollution and over-fishing. How China is managing such conflicting pressures has lessons for us all.


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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau.
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 (Series Cast [1])

Bernard Hill ... Himself - Narrator / ... (5 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
Gavin Maxwell (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Writing credits
George Chan (1 episode, 2008)
Gavin Maxwell (1 episode, 2008)

Series Produced by
Sue Norton .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2008)
George Chan .... assistant producer / producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Phil Chapman .... producer / series producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Xiaoping Gao .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Brian Leith .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Gavin Maxwell .... producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Charlotte Scott .... assistant producer / producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Barnaby Taylor (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
Mike Lemmon (2 episodes, 2008)
Brian McDairmant (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Film Editing by
Andy Netley (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
Pauline Gates .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Elizabeth Toogood .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Jingming Wang .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Di Williams .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Art Department
Burrell Durrant Hifle .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2008)
Series Sound Department
Martyn Harries .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Aitchison .... additional photography (1 episode, 2008)
Gavin Newman .... additional photography (1 episode, 2008)
Qi Yun .... additional photography (1 episode, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Claire Evans .... edit assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Steve Olive .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Jonathon Prosser .... colorist (2 episodes, 2008)
Robert Wilcox .... edit assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Music Department
William Goodchild .... conductor: BBC Concert Orchestra (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
Rebecca Coombs .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
Louise Davies .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
Bridget Jeffery .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
Yun Liu .... production team: CTV (2 episodes, 2008)
Fei Peng .... production team: CTV (2 episodes, 2008)
Alison Pilling .... production coordinator / production team assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Robin Porter .... script consultant (2 episodes, 2008)
Li Sun .... production team: CTV (2 episodes, 2008)
Poppy Toland .... location researcher (2 episodes, 2008)
Xia Zhang .... fixer / production team: CTV (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Thanks
Mr. Wangbin .... the BBC wishes to thank (1 episode, 2008)
Jinshuo Zhang .... the BBC wishes to thank (1 episode, 2008)
Feilong Zhou .... the BBC wishes to thank (1 episode, 2008)
Xuewen Zhu .... the BBC wishes to thank (1 episode, 2008)

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60 min (6 episodes)

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Although named Wild China, in opening sequence, snaps from a Mongolian culture can be seen. Man wearing Mongolian traditional clothes riding a horse or another man with an eagle.See more »


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2 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not very wild, 14 July 2013
Author: neilmcdowell from taiwan

I watched Wild Indonesia a few years ago. It was only three episodes long, but every minute was filled with information and wild animals, there was never a dull moment. Why then do we need six episodes the tell us about the meager wildlife in China? The answer is we don't, which is why the scenes drag on forever and the pace of everything is so slow.

As for narration, I like Bernard Hill in some movies, but in this his voice is, to me anyway, incredibly dull and gray.

I can only assume that people rating this highly do so because it's a nice introduction to China and they don't know to much. I lived there for two years, and travelled through Indonesia, so perhaps that's some explanation.

To sum up, this would have made one or two hours good TV, but production companies are probably paid by the minutes of TV shown.

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