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  • Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy [Blu-ray] Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy | Blu Ray | (20/09/2011) from £9.48  |  Saving you £0.32 (3.30%)  |  RRP £9.8

    Titles Comprise: Sharks 3D: Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau this is a breathtaking film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species including the Great White Hammerhead and Whale Shark. Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures but wild fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth Dolphins & Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D: An awe-inspiring and entertaining film. Narrated by Daryl Hannah it takes you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Through stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen. Come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them! Ocean Wonderland 3D: This fascinating documentary takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle and enter this magical and beautiful yet endangered and fragile world from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas. Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species and maintaining the well-being of our planet.

  • Great Barrier Reef [Blu-ray] Great Barrier Reef | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012) from £6.43  |  Saving you £13.56 (67.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Monty Halls presents this three-part BBC documentary series about Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Using special filming equipment, including macro and time-lapse photography, the programmes explore the coral reef's intricate structure and the sealife that inhabits it, such as parrotfish and nautilus. Also discussed is the effect of weather and climate change on the reef and its wildlife. Episodes comprise: 'Nature's Miracle', 'Reef to Rainforest' and 'Reef and Beyond'.

  • Wild Down Under Wild Down Under | DVD | (27/10/2003) from £4.39  |  Saving you £15.60 (78.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Down Under' is the BBC's key natural history series this Autumn presenting an astonishing mix of the surprising and the deadly. Narrated by Matt Day each episode is a detective story delving into Australasia's hidden secrets to explain why it is one of the world's truly great melting pots for both people and wildlife. It is home to giant birds that can't fly and possums that do; platypuses that detect food by electricity; plus many more fascinating creatures.

  • Halcyon River Diaries - Series 1 [DVD] Halcyon River Diaries - Series 1 | DVD | (17/01/2011) from £15.55  |  Saving you £4.44 (22.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Halcyon River Diaries is like no other series on the television on the face of it a charming portrait of life by a typical English river told by award-winning wildlife cameraman Charlie Hamilton James and his wife TV presenter and conservationist Philippa Forrester. But in reality thanks to the challenges of filming with their three young sons is an hilarious mix of wildlife and family life. With much of the humour coming from the unpredictable and chaotic nature of family life each episode is appropriately narrated by comedian and 'Outnumbered' actor Hugh Dennis. From beautifully shot sequences of kingfishers battling in the mating season to tracking otters at night with five year old Gus Halcyon River Diaries is everything you have come to expect from BBC Natural History with so much more. Filmed over 12 months the series features other challenges that many of us can relate to like trying to encourage children away from the TV and computer games and the trials and tribulations of family outings as Charlie and Philippa try to discover with their robust and noisy three boys the shy and secretive wildlife that surrounds them! The result is an hilarious wildlife documentary series made by a family and loved by other families.

  • Hawking [DVD] Hawking | DVD | (23/09/2013) from £5.93  |  Saving you £14.06 (70.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's private life this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood underachiever to Ph.D. genius to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death Hawking makes amazing scientific discoveries and rises to fame and superstardom. The remarkable story of a beautiful mind. Special Features: Audio Commentary with the Director and Producer Stephen Finnigan Message from Stephen Hawking

  • Supervolcano Supervolcano | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The year is 2020 and the world faces the ultimate threat. Not nuclear war or a terrorist attack but the eruption of a gigantic 'supervolcano' simmering beneath Yellowstone Park. The last eruption of this kind plunged the world into darkness for six years triggered the last Ice Age and reduced the human population to just 2 000 people. Scientists know that the molten lava bulging against the Earth's crust in Yellowstone will explode; it's just a question of when.This power

  • The BBC Natural History Collection [Blu-ray] The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009) from £15.98  |  Saving you £47.06 (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.

  • Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild [Blu-ray] Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Larger than some American states Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's last and most spectacular wildernesses - a global icon of natural beauty. It is also home to some of the richest wildlife beyong the plains of Africa. Against its vast and majestic landscapes full of lush meadows deep forests and violent hot springs this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellostone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf the grizzly bear and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional epic and engaging Yellowstone - Tales from the Wild reveals the grandeur of this unique place and its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.

  • David Attenborough's Life Of Birds [1998] David Attenborough's Life Of Birds | DVD | (04/12/2000) from £6.65  |  Saving you £8.01 (26.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Like the albatross glimpsed in the beginning of this 10-part series The Life of Birds quickly takes flight. Sir David Attenborough hosts this unprecedented and extraordinary global look at the magnificent and often curious winged species with which we share our planet. Like the best wildlife shows, The Life of Birds offers a fresh and accessible view of creatures we may take for granted (didn't Alfred Hitchcock warn us about that?). The focus of this series is not on the different bird species, but on bird behaviour. Remarkable and awe-inspiring footage preserves the wide range of tools and techniques with which birds fly, hunt for food, attract a mate, hatch their chicks and defend themselves against predators. Attenborough pops up in the most remote, most exotic locales, with occasional comic effect: at one point, night-vision cameras capture the rare sight of the nocturnal kiwi as it forages for food on a New Zealand beach; the camera pans to reveal scant paces away our guide shining a flashlight on the nonplussed bird. --Donald Liebenson

  • The Truth About Climate Change The Truth About Climate Change | DVD | (23/06/2008) from £8.49  |  Saving you £7.50 (46.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough who asks the question 'What is the future for our world?' Some extraordinary phenomena have taken place in recent times; Hurricane Katrina the heat wave of 2003 polar bears swimming in search of ice and vast swarms of insects enveloping an African village. But are these isolated incidents or are they omens of a greater global change? Sir David discovers that the world is warming at an unprecedented rate and finds out why this is now far beyond any normal allowance for cyclical fluctuation. But are humans to blame? These changes are already in motion whatever we do now but Sir David believes that we may be able to act to prevent a catastrophe. People around the world are having to adapt their way of life as the climate changes; the Inuit in the Arctic whose hunting is now limited the Pacific island inhabitants forced to move as their homes disappear beneath the waves and the Siberian homes slowly sinking into the permafrost. Sir David investigates some of the possible scenarios for the future including rising sea levels insect plagues and an increase in diseases.

  • Nature's Great Events [Blu-ray] Nature's Great Events | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £8.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Witness the planet's most breathtaking natural events and follow the dramatic wildlife stories behind them. Combining the epic cinematography of Planet Earth with all the emotion intimacy and storytelling of a wildlife diary this series charts the effects of global climatic phenomena which transform entire landscapes drawing in thousands of animals and determining their fate. Whereas Planet Earth gave us a global view Nature's Great Events delves into the more personal emotionally engaging approach. Nature's Great Events brings us the same high definition quality and wow factor images we've come to associate with Planet Earth.

  • Dates [DVD] Dates | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £5.39  |  Saving you £19.60 (78.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Tonight could be the one. From the creators of Skins comes a witty sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love. With confessions lies role-playing crises of confidence and sexual confession abounding stories begin to intertwine and unfold as Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st Century dating.

  • Endangered Animals Endangered Animals | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £21.24  |  Saving you £-1.25 (-6.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Disc 1 Polar Bears 1 hour 35 minutes Imagine being born into an underground ice den not the coziest place to start life as a 14 inch bear cub. But these vulnerable fluffy cretures grow at an alarming rate in the 2 years spent under their mother's watchful eye. They need to learn quickly if they are to endure in a world of physical extremes. Beautifully filmed and packed with surprising facts this programme sheds new light on our understanding of these sleek silky predators. Disc 2 Gorillas 54 minutes Early explorers in central Africa brought back wild tales of gorillas as half men half monster. We know better now but the real lives of gorillas remain elusive even today. To see how these tender giants really live we travel into the dark heart of the congo basin. It is the story of a remarkable men and his fight to protect one of the rarest animals on earth. Disc 3 Orangutans 54 minutes We visit the exceptional ganung palung reserve in Borneo where we follow individual orangutans at key stages in their life to look at the trials they face and the kind of decisions thay make in this taxing enviroment. Like us orangutans grow and reproduce slowly. We observe the infant and young orangutans and also observe their social structure and survival tactics Disc 4 The Giant Panda 50 minutes As part of a cooperative agreement with the Chinese goverment two giant pandas have been sent to the United States to help save this endangered species. Follow thier journey and the behind the scenes preparations involved in moving the bears. Meet some of the experts who are working tirelessly to learn more about giant pandas both in captivity and in the wild to find new ways to protect and preserve them. Disc 5 Elephants 45 minutes In this episode it is Jeff Aorwin's mission to travel deep into Africa to where a group of very special elephants are about to graduate from 'Elephant College'. These amazing animals have been trained to sniff out and catch poachers but before they can be considered fully fledged man hunters they need to pass the ultimate test tracking down and catching Jeff. Disc 6 The Sumatran Rhino 47 minutes It's the most primitive animal on earth. Certainly one of the most endangered. An ancient and odd looking creature that is so rare and secretive it's never been filmed in the wild until now. The sumatran rhino is the most endangered rhinoceros in the world. This is the amazing story of a valiant conservation effort to prevent the receding jungles of South East Asia witnessing the last rhino Disc 7 The Blue Whale 45 minutes This episode sees Jeff Corwin team up with a group of scientists in an attempt to track down the incredible blue whale the largest animal to have ever graced the planet. However despite the blue whale's size they prove a much harder proposition to track down than one might have anticipated. The helping hand given out by Mola Mola the Porp

  • Natural World - Earth Pilgrim Natural World - Earth Pilgrim | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    This spiritual journey sees conservationist Satish Kumar spend one year exploring the beauty of England's Dartmoor National Park - the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England. The film pays homage to the heather-covered moors and deep-wooded gorges craggy granite outcrops known as tors and the wonderful variety of wildlife that has made this place home. Satish a former Jain monk from Rajasthan acts as a guide to this remarkable environment presenting the sacred beauty of the forests rivers and moors in a very new light.

  • Discovery Channel: Nasa's Grea [Blu-ray] Discovery Channel: Nasa's Grea | Blu Ray | (14/03/2009) from £14.98  |  Saving you £15.01 (50.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Since the dawn of mankind we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered... Now join the heroic men and women of NASA who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken the quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space! Discovery Channel has collaborated with NASA to reveal the epic struggles tragedies and triumphs in a bold chapter of human history.

  • Once Upon A Time - Season 2 [DVD] Once Upon A Time - Season 2 | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £10.37  |  Saving you £20.62 (66.50%)  |  RRP £30.99

    The curse is broken magic has arrived and there's no telling what - or who - will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new 'reality.' Old loyalties will be tested new heroes will emerge and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil. Special Features: Audio Commentary: View Broken With Commentary by Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas View Queen of Hearts With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Lana Parrilla View Manhattan With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Robert Carlyle View Welcome to Storybrooke With Commentary by Writers Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss View And Straight On 'Til Morning With Commentary by Co-Executive Producer David H. Goodman and Actor Colin O'Donoghue Featurette: Good Morning Storybrooke Wake up with Storybrooke's favourite morning show Sincerely Hook The Style of Storytelling Our building character series continues as we look into the development of Storybrooke's favourite Pirate Killian Jones aka Captain Hook Girl Power A high impact look at all of the girls on Once Upon A Time who kick-ass in whatever world they are in Gag Reel: Fairest Bloopers of Them All

  • Steve Irwin's Most Dangerous Adventures Steve Irwin's Most Dangerous Adventures | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.61 (47.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Steve Irwin: the Australian conservationist and 'Crocodile Hunter' his adventures made all the more poignant due to his untimely death on September 4 2006. His fearlessness in facing the deadliest of all species was his passion and while filming his newest series he was killed by the normally docile Sting-ray. Steve's filmed adventures remain a tribute to the man who brought light-entertainment combined with heart-pounding action to the world. Steve's ultimate aim was to ensure peop

  • Wild Africa: Part 2 [Blu-ray] Wild Africa: Part 2 | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013) from £7.44  |  Saving you £12.55 (62.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Africa comes to you in this incredible 3 volume collection, allowing you to journey across the vast expense of South Africa and experience firsthand the incredible inhabitants of this harsh but beautiful land. Volume 2 The Big Five: Africa is home to nature s Big Five , the incredible creatures that have faced evolution and daily human destruction, but remaining fierce against opponents; surviving being ruthlessly hunted. In this incredible volume meet Lions, rhinoceros , leopards, eleph...

  • The Natural World - Living In Extremes The Natural World - Living In Extremes | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £3.25  |  Saving you £8.01 (53.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Planet earth teems with life. However not all of the world is particularly friendly to its inhabitants for this is also a planet of extremes: blistering deserts barren mountain peaks bleak icy wastelands and dark places that rarely see the sun. From the driest desert to the coldest peaks follow some of the world's most adaptable animals and plants.

  • Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Scotland [2008] Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Scotland | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £5.38  |  Saving you £9.61 (64.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Adventurer Bear Grylls shows how to survive in Scotland's Cairngorm National Park. Half a million people visit to walk in the glens or climb in the mountains but few realise it's classed as an Artic landscape. Thirty tourists die every year. Bear shows how navigate using ice formations and moss growth and tests snow slopes for avalanche potential. He uses moss to purify water and skins a red deer for shelter. For food he traps and cooks a rabbit. Bear crosses deep marshes which can swallow a man and uses fallen trees to cross ravines. Bonus Programme - Iceland: Half a million tourists visit every year to see the freezing glaciers the steaming geothermal areas and the huge black sand deserts. One thousand need to be rescued. Bear demonstrates how to make a snow cave find water in deep tunnels and avoid frostbite.

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