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  • Bearwalker [DVD] Bearwalker | DVD | (14/02/2011) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Join wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he tries to gain the trust of a wild bear family in a spectacular American wilderness. Natural black bear behaviour has rarely been filmed in the wild. In this series Gordon is able to document the life of a first-time mother bear Lily and her struggle to raise her cub Hope. What follows could change the way we think about bears forever. Gordon and the crew test their limits to film closer to wild bears than anyone has before.

  • National Geographic: Whales & [DVD] National Geographic: Whales & | DVD | (10/08/2015) from £6.66  |  Saving you £3.33 (33.30%)  |  RRP £9.99

    National Geographic: Whales & Dolphins Collection (Kingdom of the Blue Whale / Humpbacks: Inside the Pod / Dolphins: The Wild Side) (3 Discs)

  • Big Cat Week - Series 3 Big Cat Week - Series 3 | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £5.43  |  Saving you £7.56 (58.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The team returns to the magnificent Masi Mara in search of old friends and new stars of the BBC's fantastic third series of Big Cat Week.

  • Penguin - Spy in the Huddle [DVD] Penguin - Spy in the Huddle | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £10.98  |  Saving you £7.01 (39.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From the makers of Earth flight and Polar Bear - Spy on the Ice, the spy cameras are back with this latest BBC series. This time they travel to Antarctica and the southern oceans, where they focus on the most charismatic and popular bird on Earth - the penguin. Spy cameras cleverly disguised as life size penguins infiltrate the colonies to capture their emotional and often amusing lives. The emperor penguin has the most incredible life story of any bird. Just as Polar Bear - Spy on the Ice changed the way we look at an iconic subject, the spy cameras give the emperor penguin's amazing story a fresh perspective. The Humboldt penguin lives in the hot desert regions of South America and its problems have more to do with heat than cold. The rock hopper is one of the more comical penguins nesting on cliffs in the Falklands islands, braving incredibly rough oceans to reach the shore. The trials and tribulations of these other penguins crosscut the narrative of the emperor penguin, highlighting the differences at the same stage in their lives. When the emperors huddle together to protect themselves against minus 60degree temperatures, Humboldt penguins are tolerating plus 40degrees in the driest desert on Earth! While emperors are negotiating huge snowdrifts, rock hoppers are trying to jump up vertical cliffs. 50 different spy cams reveal the secret lives of nature's most devoted parents. Special Features: Photo Gallery Subtitles

  • National Geographic - Great Civilizations - Box Set - Box Set [DVD] National Geographic - Great Civilizations - Box Set - Box Set | DVD | (10/08/2015) from £4.75  |  Saving you £15.24 (76.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    National Geographic: Great Civilisations Box Set (3 Discs)

  • North America - Discovery Channel [DVD] North America - Discovery Channel | DVD | (15/07/2013) from £6.85  |  Saving you £13.14 (65.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Explore the land of the free. From the makers of Planet Earth comes the groundbreaking new series North America. Three years in the making each episode explores this immense continent taking in the fascinating animals threatening terrain and ferocious weather. The series also shows some animal behaviour never-before captured on camera from the diving grizzly bears in Alaska trying to catch salmon on the way to their spawning grounds to the little-seen elusive desert jaguar in Mexico. This is where life collides with hostile untamed wilderness in the most diverse deadly environment on Earth. What It Took To Make North America Over 3 years in production 110 animal species filmed 2 830 days of filming 250 separate filming expeditions 10 countries visited stretching from the Arctic Circle to the Panama Canal Transportation Travelled over 14 000 miles to capture tornado footage Crossed more than 17 000 square miles of wilderness in Wood Buffalo National Park Flew 120 hours to capture aerial footage of wolves hunting bison Travelled over 5 000 miles for 3 weeks to film the Northern Lights Technology More than 850 hours of HD footage filmed First series to use time-lapses shot in HDR to chronicle weather and extreme storms State-of-the-art equipment including ultra-high-speed cameras and a one-of-a-kind mini submarine camera

  • David Attenborough's Life on Land : A DVD Encyclopaedia David Attenborough's Life on Land : A DVD Encyclopaedia | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £28.99  |  Saving you £63.00 (63.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Twenty years ago David Attenborough started making a series of programmes about the different groups of living organisms that inhabit the lands of our planet - birds and mammals plants and insects amphibians and reptiles. He looked at the history of each one from its first appearance and surveyed the multitude of different forms into which it now involved. These landmark series now form David Attenborough's 15 disc Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia and are brought to you here in the order in which these various groups arrived during the history of life. All the series in this Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia have been indexed to provide rapid reference to each species mentioned and to behavioural categories such as mimicry camouflage or conflict. The index can be accessed on screen through the menu on each of the discs alternatively a precise reference can be found in the hard-backed book which accompanies the collection.

  • Journey to the Earth's Core [DVD] Journey to the Earth's Core | DVD | (08/10/2012) from £3.75  |  Saving you £6.24 (62.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Civilisation's final frontier may not be the furthest reaches of space, but the inner world underground. So far, the deepest humans have ventured is just 7 miles, which is just 500th of the way to the Earth's core. Through CGI, live action and archive footage, History will take viewers on a jaw-dropping descent nearly 5,000 miles to the centre of the Earth. Along the way, we'll explore some awesome natural wonders, encounter bizarre ancient life forms, witness eye-popping triumphs of human engineering, savour the reality of humanity's greatest and strangest underground endeavours, and, at the core, find one of the keys to life itself.

  • Shark Water Shark Water | DVD | (19/05/2008) from £4.79  |  Saving you £11.20 (70.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    For filmmaker Rob Stewart exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning high definition video Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala resulting in pirate boat rammings gunboat chases mafia espionage corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks into a fight for his life and that of humankind.

  • Discovery Channel - The Great White Shark Collection [DVD] Discovery Channel - The Great White Shark Collection | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £6.60  |  Saving you £11.39 (63.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Dive beneath the surface and get up close and personal with one of nature's most fearsome predators.Join Discovery for a series of action-packed programmes examining one of nature's most extreme predators. For decades this monster of the sea has fascinated and terrified in equal measure. Since 1965, when Steven Spielberg's movie Jaws hit cinemas and became a box office success, the image of the Great White Shark as a 'man-eater' has been ingrained in the public's mind and shows no sign of disappearing.In this shark-infested collection, fisheries scientist Greg Skomal spends six months following five Great Whites to understand more about them, Survivorman Les Stroud explores the eating habits of five of the most dangerous sharks in the sea, we hear from those who have been attacked by a shark in the wild and lived to tell the tale and legendary shark hunter Frank Mundus tries to get to grips with this awesome creature at the tender age of 78.Then, in a jaw-dropping finale, a team of experts attempt to find out how and why the Great White goes airborne to capture its prey. Witness the force of nature as Air Jaws captures the astonishing moment this one-ton colossus of the ocean explodes out of the water like a missile and, within seconds, devours its target.This is the most spectacular shark behaviour you will ever see!

  • Wildlife Paradise - Baby Animals Wildlife Paradise - Baby Animals | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £6.25  |  Saving you £-0.26 (-4.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Watch this truly delightful footage of nature's gorgeous offspring! Watch the beautiful Black bear - a normally solitary nomad during the mating season. The majestic Polar bear amazingly sacrifi ce at least seven months of eating while with their young. The fascinating Gray wolf is exceptional as they tend to have more of a 'family' unit than other animals as the father actively participates in the rearing of the young. On the contrary the wily Red fox mates and splits up shortly thereafter! You will never forget the exclusive sequences you are about to watch of wild animals at play! From huge bears to small mammals the young spend a considerable time playing. But in species considered to be more intelligent this behaviour continues into adulthood. Join us for an intimate look at fabulous wild animals at play!

  • Last Man Standing Last Man Standing | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £4.35  |  Saving you £15.64 (78.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Last Man Standing sends six contestants to some of the most remote parts of the world to live with tribesman train with them and finally take part in each tribe's sporting festival. From wrestling deep in the Brazilian rainforest to Zulu stick fighting in South Africa and tribal cricket in the Pacific. But their experiences become much more than sporting challenges.

  • Big Cat Diaries - Series 4 Big Cat Diaries - Series 4 | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £5.60  |  Saving you £7.39 (56.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The series that brought Kenya's big cats into our homes is back. Presenters Simon King and Jonathan Scott are joined by Saba Douglas-Hamilton in an adventure series starring the big cats of Kenya's Masai Mara. This is high-octane cat action. Every day their exploits are witnessed as they happen. The unfolding stories are compiled into a true-life diary of the adventures of totally wild animals.

  • Life In The Freezer [1993] Life In The Freezer | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £4.39  |  Saving you £12.60 (74.20%)  |  RRP £16.99

    At one and a half times the size of the United States it has a year round population of only 800 people. Three quarters of the world's fresh water envelops it in a layer of ice so thick it conceals mountain ranges as vast as the Alps. And with temperatures seventy degrees below zero centigrade and winds of up to 120 mph Antartica is the coldest loneliest place on Earth. But it is also a place of majestic beauty which can support astonishingly rich and varied forms of wildlife. P

  • Earth [DVD] Earth | DVD | (19/04/2010) from £13.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Professor Iain Stewart is a renowned expert in geology and geo-science - the study of the earth and its atmosphere oceans and biosphere. In these acclaimed series Professor Stewart tells the amazing stories of the relationship between earth natural forces and the development of human civilisation. With his enthusiastic delivery and hands-on approach matched by phenomenal camerawork the series are a must-see for anyone with even the slightest interest in our planet. Earth - Power of the Planet This landmark series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to examine the great forces that shape the life story of the planet - volcanoes the ocean the atmosphere and ice How the Earth Made Us This staggering new vision of our history examines the relationship between human civilisation and Earth revealing the influence of the planetary forces - earth water wind and fire.

  • Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds [DVD] Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds | DVD | (03/05/2010) from £5.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Richard Hammond journeys into the parallel universe that lies beyond the limits of the naked eye in Richard Hammond's Invisible World part of BBC One's Science & Nature programming. Using state-of-the-art imaging technologies Richard discovers that it's as much the things we cannot see as those we can that shape our lives. From spectacular natural phenomena such as vast superfast lightning clusters to one of the wonders of the living world - the hidden aerodynamics of bats - and our own technological achievements such as the awe-inspiring aerial work conducted on high-voltage power lines Richard explores the hidden secrets of the invisible world around us. Episode 1: Explores the world of 'invisible light' that surrounds us at all times. Episode 2: Delve into the invisible world too quick for the human eye with advances in imaging technology that can enhance human visual perception as never before. Episode 3: Explore the invisible world unfolding on too small a scale or at too remote a distance to be seen by the naked eye; an entirely microscopic realm - and a miniature world.

  • British Isles: A Natural History British Isles: A Natural History | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £5.40  |  Saving you £16.51 (66.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The BBC's latest lavish natural history series, The British Isles: A Natural History stirred a minor controversy when first aired because its presenter, the ever-affable Alan Titchmarsh, is better known as a gardener (and writer of saucy novels), not an expert on mineralogy, plate tectonics, or prehistoric flora and fauna. Until this programme the presumption had been that a multi-part flagship BBC documentary would be written and presented by an authoritative figure, David Attenborough or Simon Schama for example. For better or worse Titchmarsh has broken the mould. In fact, once past the glossily superficial opening chapter "3 Billion Years in the Making" (essentially a highlights programme of what is to come), Titchmarsh turns out to be an excellent host, addressing the audience in his familiar chatty way and cleverly exploiting his horticultural roots, noting for example how evidence of major geological changes can be found in the most humble plant, wildflower or weed. And unlike his more academic predecessors, he also uses his TV charisma to the full, finding lighthearted ways of imparting otherwise dry information: sampling malt whiskies to explain how water permeates through different types of rock; scoffing platefuls of clotted cream with jam and scones to show how desert conditions millions of years ago gave Devon its fertile soil; or even getting made up as a Neanderthal and strolling down Oxford Street. It's all far more cosy than Attenborough. The director of this eight-part series has clearly been watching Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, as he never misses an opportunity for sweeping helicopter shots of snowy mountain peaks, rugged coastlines or glacial valleys. Combined with some neat computer graphics, the result makes ideal consumption for Sunday evening TV: easy on the eye and none too taxing on the brain, but informative enough to banish any fears of dumbing-down. --Mark Walker

  • Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Sahara Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Sahara | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.59 (44.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. As one of the youngest people to climb Everest and one of the few to successfully complete the gruelling training for the French Foreign Legion he has experienced intense cold pain and exhaustion. But now he's up against something a bit different. Born Survivor puts Bear in situations that could happen to anybody anytime and proves how easy it is to be caught by surprise in life and death situations. Born Survivor - Sahara: A two-hour feature length special in the Sahara where Bear shows what it takes to survive the blistering heat deadly sand storms and lack of food and water in what is one of the most hostile places on earth. Using his skills and adopting little known techniques used by indigenous tribes he encounters along the way Bear takes on the Sahara and demonstrates that the unthinkable can at times be lifesaving. He devours lizards and scorpions drinks water from a camel's rumen (stomach compartment) and demonstrates what to do if caught in deadly quicksand. Forthcoming DVDs take Bear to the darkest jungles of Panama and the fierce glacial terrain of Patagonia. This is a series of tough challenging environments where having the right skills and knowledge can mean the difference between life and death.

  • Samsara (DVD & Blu-Ray) Samsara (DVD & Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (14/01/2013) from £9.29  |  Saving you £13.70 (59.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

  • The Pervert's Guide To Ideology [DVD] The Pervert's Guide To Ideology | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £13.99  |  Saving you £6.00 (30.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    We are responsible for our dreams. This is the ultimate lesson of psychoanalysis - and fiction cinema. The makers of The Pervert's Guide to Cinema return with The Pervert's Guide to Trilogy. Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes use their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology - the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices. Special Features: Official Trailer

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