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  • Wuthering Heights 4 DVD BOX SET (As seen on BBC1) Wuthering Heights 4 DVD BOX SET (As seen on BBC1) | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £17.98  |  Saving you £16.01 (47.10%)  |  RRP £33.99

    Wuthering Heights is a heartrending story of unrequited love and sibling rivalry. When the dark brooding orphan boy Heathcliff enters the Earnshaw household at Wuthering Heights he is at first shunned by his new stepsiblings Catherine and Hindley. Catherine's feelings toward Heathcliff soon change but it all ends in tragic consequences for everyone.

  • The Blue Planet - 3 DVD Box Set [2001] The Blue Planet - 3 DVD Box Set | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £10.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    An epic, eight-part series that took five years to complete, The Blue Planet firmly re-establishes the BBC as the world's pre-eminent producer of top quality nature documentaries. Exploring every aspect of marine ecosystems, from coastal marshes to deep-sea trenches and from polar waters to tropical reefs, The Blue Planet is thorough and informative, yet never less than thrilling. Sir David Attenborough is one of the most well-respected (and well-known) personalities in the field of nature programmes and his narration is flawless as he educates and inspires without patronising his audience or anthropomorphising his subjects. Spectacular camera work (of a standard not seen since the BBC's classic Life on Earth series) captures images of a fascinating world rarely seen by human eyes--in fact, in several instances, the subjects and behaviours filmed for this series have never been witnessed before, let alone caught on camera. This is particularly apparent on the series highlight, "The Deep" (Programme 2), where film crews discovered two new species in the depths of the ocean: a grotesque fish named the Hairy Angler and a fantastic, pink octopus-like creature, which is so new that it remains unnamed (but was nicknamed "Dumbo"). Both are testament to the fact that, although oceans cover two-thirds of the Earth, we know less about them than we do the moon. It is proof that, to us land-dwellers, much of our Blue Planet is alien indeed. A handsomely illustrated companion book is also available. -- Robert Burrow

  • Hebrides - Islands on the Edge [Blu-ray] Hebrides - Islands on the Edge | Blu Ray | (05/08/2013) from £7.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (53.00%)  |  RRP £16.99

    Scotland's Hebrides are Europe's final frontier against the wild and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. This landmark wildlife series, is narrated by Ewan McGregor and shot in breathtaking HD. The series introduces an unforgettable wild animal cast struggling to survive, on these magical islands. In the course of a wild year, we meet otters, dolphins, eagles, seals and many other charismatic creatures filmed by some of the greatest wildlife camera talent in the world. Compelling story-telling co...

  • How Life Works [DVD] [2012] How Life Works | DVD | (09/07/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Chris Packham travels to the world's great habitats to reveal how they actually work - despite the huge challenges that nature throws at them. With insight from recent scientific discoveries, Chris delves into complex and interdependent relationships to show why the termite needs the rhino, the shark needs the tiger and the lynx needs the caterpillar.Travelling to the jungles of Borneo and the Amazon, he sees how relentless infestations of insects are responsible for creating the jungles. In Kenya he witnesses how rhinos and giraffes are nurturing and restoring the depleted grasslands. In the North American forests the whole ecosystem crashes and is reborn - and it's all down to a breathtaking feat of timing by its species.Finally in South America, Bangladesh and the Maldives, Chris shows how the creatures and plants that live in the water work together in complex relationships to overcome the challenges of constant change and oxygen starvation.

  • Animal Games Animal Games | DVD | (09/08/2004) from £2.72  |  Saving you £2.27 (45.50%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Which is the world's fastest animal? The best swimmer? The strongest weight lifter? The animal kingdom's athletic champions are revealed at this spectacular animal version of the Olympics to coincide with the 2004 international event. The world's creatures representing different regions of the world compete for gold silver and bronze in the real Olympic stadium. BBC sport's commentators impart facts and figures about the various performances as if discussing human athletes. The co

  • More Than Honey [DVD] More Than Honey | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £5.19  |  Saving you £7.80 (60.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Einstein once said: 'If bees ever die out mankind will have only four years left to live'. In the past five years billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. But between pesticides antibiotics and monoculture the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof is looking into the fascinating world of bees showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of Erste Foundation beehive Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth that crises and disasters are triggering evolution. Special Features: Interview with Director Markus Imhoof Deleted Scenes Making of Featurette Original Theatrical Trailer UK Theatrical Trailer Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration by John Hurt) Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof and the Friends of the Earth '20 things you need to know about bees')

  • In The Wild - Zoo Babies With Whoopi Goldberg [1999] In The Wild - Zoo Babies With Whoopi Goldberg | DVD | (05/05/2003) from £5.10  |  Saving you £6.82 (45.50%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Whoopi Goldberg visits the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park to see the efforts of the staff to get some of the endangered species to breed.

  • Arctic Tale Arctic Tale | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Artic Tale is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus Seela and the polar bear Nanu on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice the walrus and the polar bear are losing their beautiful icebound world as it melts from underneath them.

  • Nature's Miracle Babies [DVD] Nature's Miracle Babies | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nature's Miracle Babies is a new natural history series for BBC One about the emotionally-charged attempts to save some of the rarest animals on earth. Presented by Autumnwatch's Martin Hughes-Games the series explores the ground-breaking work of pioneering programmes to protect some of the world's most threatened animals. Over five one-hour episodes Martin travels the globe to follow the moving stories of some very precious babies. Through hands-on experience Martin investigates the cutting-edge science dedication and perseverance of some inspirational individuals as they endeavour to make a difference to the survival of these species.

  • Discovery Channel - Top Ten Helicopters [DVD] [2007] Discovery Channel - Top Ten Helicopters | DVD | (15/02/2010) from £4.49  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Discovery Channel: Top Ten Helicopters

  • Planet Dinosaur (Blu-ray 3D) [2012] Planet Dinosaur (Blu-ray 3D) | Blu Ray | (20/08/2012) from £6.49  |  Saving you £8.50 (56.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Transporting viewers to locations across the globe and back in time through tens of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur 3D brings to life the most awesome and amazing creatures that ever lived, rendered in visually stunning 3D technology. Most were discovered in the last 10 years and entailed a rewriting of the prehistory books.Palaeontologists now know that dinosaurs spread to every part of the globe, and evolved in ways so monstrous, horrific and bizarre they make T Rex look very tame indeed. Unlike any dinosaur show before it and shot in Stunning 3D CGI this is a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts and jaw-dropping action as well as charismatic monsters brought to life on screen. Presenting a brand-new global perspective on the prehistoric era, the series recreates the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, from analysing their bones to watching them fight to the death.

  • Space [2001] Space | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Space is a visually impressive six-part popular science series from the BBC that follows their runaway successes Walking with Dinosaurs and The Planets into the realm of lavish computer animation. In a stroke of inspired casting Jurassic Park's Sam Neill (no stranger to acting alongside CGI effects) is our earthbound anchor, and he takes the viewer on journeys across the universe in each half-hour segment, thanks to some nifty special effects. Like Carl Sagan's pioneering Cosmos from 1980, Space delves in to the mysteries of how stars and planets were created; but unlike Sagan's visionary and optimistic view of cosmic wonders, Space is astronomy for the Age of Anxiety, revealing with terrifying clarity and in graphic detail how fortunate we are to exist at all, and how it could all end at any moment as a result of space-bound monsters like rogue comets and asteroids that might crash into our planet; or, the worst horror of the universe, wandering black holes that could tear our sun apart. Even if we survive these implacable cosmic forces bent on our destruction, viewers will not be reassured to be told that the sun is doomed anyway, and its inevitable death will swallow our planet whole (but not before burning it to a crisp first). Finally, the series finds cause for faint optimism with Star Trek-style speculations on the development of Ion-drive and solar-powered spaceships, terraforming new worlds and wormhole technology that might, just might, allow humanity to escape from a doomed Earth and seek refuge somewhere else in the galaxy. A series that sheds light on both the secrets of the universe and, implicitly, the anxious state of our new millennial society, Space is a compelling combination of popular astronomy and really, really scary cosmology. The handsomely illustrated companion book is lucidly written by astronomer John Gribbin. --Mark Walker

  • Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2013] Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £8.50  |  Saving you £2.60 (10.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Series 1 Tipped as the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades and with a list of celebrity fans that reads like a 'who's who' of the Hollywood elite Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life. Like his dear grandfather before him Dynamo grew up practicing precision card-handling and developing powerful magical skills. The series sees the 28-year-old travelling the globe as the unassuming anti-hero who just happens to astound everyone he meets whether it's an international footballer or Hollywood actor. In episode one Dynamo performs his spectacular matrix style levitation physically moves a girl's tan line on the glamorous Miami Beach and performs magic with Manchester rock legend Ian Brown. Other highlights in this mind blowing series include; transporting a mobile phone into a glass beer bottle magically transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains and bringing a flutter of butterflies to life in Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. Throughout the series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will take viewers on his magical journey before stunning them with incredible headline-grabbing stunts beyond the realms of possibility. Series 2 The award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns on Blu-Ray and DVD for a brand new and exclusive four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion. Described as the most exciting and original British magician for a generation the 28-year-old from Bradford wowed the world in the first series of Magician Impossible with a jaw-dropping array of magic. Matrix-style levitations walking on water transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains... Dynamo did it all. Learning his skills from his late grandfather Dynamo takes his magic to the streets and incorporates incredible illusion and amazing sleight of hand. Whether it be wowing celebrities friends and family or members of the general public Dynamo's brand of 21st century magic is truly for everyone. And in series two he's back bigger better than ever. Series 3 The BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning series returns with even more mind-blowing tricks and big name celebrity friends. The brand new four-part series follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world visiting New York South Africa Ibiza and the UK amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon and a trick which sees Dynamo impaling himself with a javelin in front of Olympic gold-medallist Jessica Ennis to name just a few.

  • Country Life - The Sheep Dog [DVD] Country Life - The Sheep Dog | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £7.85  |  Saving you £7.14 (47.60%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Join the BBCs Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, his border collies Maud and Pearl and Australian Kelpie Ronnie, for a day on a working farm high in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire. Cotswolds Farm Park, established in 1971, was Britains first farm park and is still a popular tourist attraction with its fascinating collections of rare British breeds. Working amidst breathtaking Cotswolds scenery, Adam demonstrates the skills of working sheepdogs and explains the art of instructing and handling these magnificent dogs. The dogs are put through their paces and shown rounding up rare cattle breeds, primitive Viking sheep and Cotswolds sheep. Then its off to Leicestershire, to meet some of the very best dogs and the most skilful handlers - in the country at a top sheepdog trial...

  • Discovery Channel - Top Ten Fighters [DVD] [2007] Discovery Channel - Top Ten Fighters | DVD | (15/02/2010) from £4.49  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Discovery Channel: Top Ten Fighters

  • Discovery Channel - Top Ten Bombers [DVD] [2007] Discovery Channel - Top Ten Bombers | DVD | (15/02/2010) from £3.50  |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Discovery Channel: Top Ten Bombers

  • The Universe Collectors Set (Seasons 1,2 and 3) [DVD] The Universe Collectors Set (Seasons 1,2 and 3) | DVD | (26/04/2010) from £37.83  |  Saving you £27.16 (41.80%)  |  RRP £64.99

    The Universe: The Collector's Edition (12 Discs)

  • March Of The Penguins [Blu-ray] [2005] March Of The Penguins | Blu Ray | (07/05/2007) from £4.37  |  Saving you £20.62 (82.50%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Coming from a French director Luc Jacquet the Oscar-winning family documentary March Of The Penguins would have to be a love story. And it is in that it follows the mating rituals of the emperor penguin one of the most resilient animals on earth. Each summer after a nourishing period of deep-sea feeding the penguins pop up onto the ice and begin their procession across the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Walking in single file they are a sight to behold. Hundreds converge from every direction moving instinctively toward their mating ground. Once there they mingle and chatter until they find the perfect mate - a monogamous match that will last a year through the brutal winter and into the spring. During that time the mother will birth an egg and then leave for the ocean to feed again. The father will stay to protect the egg through the freezing blizzards and pure darkness of winter which would be deadly to practically any other species. Finally with spring the egg hatches and the baby penguins are born. Mothers return from the sea to reunite with their families and feed the starving newborns while the fathers are finally relieved of their protective duties after months without food. The film is remarkable in its story which is narrated by Morgan Freeman whose dignified voice gives the penguins the grave admiration they deserve. But even more incredible is its photography which shows the penguins hunting underwater sliding on the ice and in the midst of kissing. At one point the camera even zooms inside the mouth of a penguin as it regurgitates for its young. A story of love and more strikingly survival March Of The Penguins is any eye-opening and educational experience.

  • The BBC Natural History Collection [Blu-ray] The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009) from £22.99  |  Saving you £47.00 (67.20%)  |  RRP £69.99

    A collection of BBC nature documentaries. 'Wild China' (2008) narrated by Bernard Hill focuses on one of the world's most enigmatic and magnificent countries. The programme delves into the country's vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see in pioneering images a dazzling array of mysterious beautiful wild and rare creatures. Tilda Swinton narrates 'Galapagos' (2005) which explores the distinctive flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. Charles Darwin's world within itself is the subject of this in-depth programme. The Galapagos Islands are every botanist's Shangri-La: the 13 main islands are actually underwater volcanoes and are situated at the confluence of four oceanic currents. This singular habitat combined with its isolated location has given rise to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna found nowhere else but here. 'South Pacific' (2009) explores the vast South Pacific ocean and its many islands giving viewers the opportunity to see beyond the white sandy beaches and palm trees. Both the wildlife and the islander's way of life and rituals are examined showing how both cope with their remote environment. Highlights include spectacular sights of giant crabs that can open coconuts undersea volcanos and the use of super slow motion footage to capture the scale of some of the of the world's biggest waves. 'Nature's Great Events' (2009) chronicles some of the planet's most spectacular natural events and shows how these phenomena can transform entire landscapes drawing in millions of animals and determining their fate. The series also explains how powerful natural forces can trigger chain reactions involving everything from microscopic organisms to entire tracts of rainforest. Events featured in the series include the Pacific salmon run the greening of the Serengeti the plankton bloom in the Pacific Northwest the spring thaw in the Arctic the flooding of the Okavango Delta and the South Atlantic sardine run.

  • Lion Man Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] [2004] Lion Man Series 1-3 Box Set | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £26.20  |  Saving you £33.79 (56.30%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Lion Man: Series 1 - 3 Box Set (12 Discs)

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