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H is for Hawk: A New Chapter 

Helen Macdonald, the author of bestselling novel H is for Hawk, deals with the loss of her father by focusing on the art of falconry and training a goshawk while also taking care of its family.

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Mike Birkhead, Beth Jones (co-director)

Writers:

Beth Jones (script), Helen Macdonald (book)
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Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald ... Herself - Presenter
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Helen Macdonald, the author of bestselling novel H is for Hawk, deals with the loss of her father by focusing on the art of falconry and training a goshawk while also taking care of its family.

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Documentary

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Not just a wildlife programme
30 December 2018 | by steve-907-72251See all my reviews

I've just watched "H is for Hawk: A New Chapter". I really enjoyed it, I'd recommend it. You might be able to see it on iPlayer.

It followed Helen Macdonald as she trained a Goshawk, and focussed on the memories she had of training a Goshawk in the past, as a child, and how that had helped her to deal with the grief of losing her father.

It wasn't just that though, as well as being a nature programme, I became aware that this was a middle-class lady doing this, a world away from "Kes". The point was made that Falconry used to be the hobby of nobles and royalty. We were shown where she'd studied and kept a Goshawk at Cambridge. She has had a privileged life, but the programme showed the privilege she enjoys, being in such close contact with these birds.

I found it very relaxing watching the scenes of a Goshawk nest in the wild, with the mother rearing her chicks. They are magnificent birds and there's some beautiful shots of them in this programme.

In training her Goshawk chick, Helen partnered with another female falconer. This got me to thinking (rather cynically) about the difficulties the BBC might have had showing this if falconry had been portrayed as "a male thing".


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