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  • Lion Man Lion Man | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £12.99  |  Saving you £37.00 (74.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Craig Busch AKA The Lion Man! Craig loves lions so much he is creating the Zion Wildlife Gardens as a paradise for his feline friends. Series 1 follows the joys and frustrations of Craig and his partner Karen as they rear and interact with the 'cats' in a very up close and personal manner. Series 2 of The Lion Man follows the exciting developments at the park as Zion Wildlife Park moves into stage 2 of its expansion plans to provide the animals with amazing new enclosures. Craig travels to South Africa to sort through the red tape to enable him to bring the first ever White Lion to New Zealand. We also tag along with Craig as he visits one of the most spiritual big cat havens in the World a monastery in Thailand where monks live in harmony with tigers.

  • In The Wild - Wolves With Timothy Dalton [1993] In The Wild - Wolves With Timothy Dalton | DVD | (02/06/2003) from £8.17  |  Saving you £6.82 (45.50%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Timothy Dalton introduces a profile on wolves living in the wild in Alaska Minnesota Montana and the Arctic.

  • The Hive - Buzzbee To The Rescue - The Official UK Release - [DVD] The Hive - Buzzbee To The Rescue - The Official UK Release - | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.08  |  Saving you £4.74 (47.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This pre-school CGI animated series follows the fortunes of the extremely cute Bee family who live together with friends and relations in the Hive. Pappa Bee Mamma Bee Buzzbee Rubee and little Babee are really just like any other family except they are tiny stripey and can fly!

  • 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'.

  • A Lion Called Christian [DVD] A Lion Called Christian | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £2.92  |  Saving you £3.74 (37.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Documentary telling the story of John Rendall and Ace Bourke who bought a lion cub from Harrods in 1969 before hand-rearing the animal at their club on the Kings Road in Chelsea. After the pair met Virginia McKenna of Born Free in 1971 they flew to Kenya to release the lion whom they named Christian into the wild.

  • Sooty - Run Rabbit Run [DVD] Sooty - Run Rabbit Run | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £5.25  |  Saving you £4.74 (47.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Sooty Show is the longest-running children's programme in the UK having brought laughter and joy to many generations over the past 60 years. The new series on CiTV follows the adventures of Sooty Sweep and Soo as they join their companion Richard when he takes on the role as handyman at a coastal holiday park.

  • The Zoo: Series 1-3 [DVD] The Zoo: Series 1-3 | DVD | (25/03/2013) from £20.25  |  Saving you £4.06 (16.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This fascinating series for animal lovers of all ages gives an incredible glimpse into life behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo. Inside this box set you will find all 26 episodes of the first three seasons brought together for the first time. Also included is the hour long Christmas Special, featuring all of your favourite animals and keepers coping with a snowbound zoo over the Christmas holidays. This DVD set is packed with 12 hours of amazing animal stories, from the birth of rare animals such as tigers, red pandas and gorillas to the excitement and emotion of animal emergencies and all the other important events in your favourite animals' lives. The cameras follow the zookeepers every step of the way, even when their work and love for animals takes them off to far flung corners of the globe!

  • Space [2001] Space | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £4.93  |  Saving you £15.06 (75.30%)  |  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

  • Walking with Cavemen [2002] Walking with Cavemen | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £10.00  |  Saving you £6.06 (33.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Breaking the mould of previous "Walking with" offerings, the BBC's Walking with Cavemen sees Professor Robert Winston follow in the footsteps of ancient man in a series that traces the history of humanity from bipedal ape-men (Australopithecus Aphaeresis) to the awakening of the human mind's potential with Homo Erectus. Spread over four fascinating half-hour instalments, Wilson presents an accessible and populist, but still suitably anthropological study on how apes became human and the traits that we inherited from our earliest ancestors. Unlike Dinosaurs and Beasts, Cavemen combines CGI with actors to portray the characters in the story of man. Initially this seems to make it far less technically impressive than the earlier programmes--memories of Kubrick's 2001 are inevitable--but fortunately the acting is superb and the viewer soon forgets that these are people in monkey suits. The series also makes use of a special effect called "deep time-lapse", which shows in a matter of dramatic seconds the thousands of years of geological changes that sped up our ancestors' evolution. Wilson himself takes part in the action as if he is a modern-day naturalist following lions across the Serengeti rather than creatures long extinct. This approach makes for a more immediate as well as poignant interpretation of history: the result is an enlightening and moving tribute to the human journey. On the DVD: Walking with Cavemen on disc has production interviews with series producer Peter Georgi, executive producer and director Richard Dale, director of animated extras Ben Palmer and actor David Rubin. There are also location interviews, the best of which is two of the actors in full costume explaining the difficulties involved in eating lunch. There are sequences explaining the creation of the digital effects, and the original score can be accessed as an audio-only option. A fact file for each episode and a picture gallery complete the extras package. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Inside Nature's Giants [DVD] [2010] Inside Nature's Giants | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £5.19  |  Saving you £14.80 (74.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The award-winning series that gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet. Most wildlife documentaries show how animals behave but by exploring their anatomy Inside Nature's Giants reveals how these creatures really work.

  • Planet Earth - Special Edition [Blu-ray] Planet Earth - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (11/10/2010) from £16.79  |  Saving you £18.20 (52.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth as seen on the BBC. Five years in production over 2000 days in the field using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action unimaginable scale impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions photography and unique specially developed filming techniques Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.

  • Wild Britain with Ray Mears [DVD] Wild Britain with Ray Mears | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £7.29  |  Saving you £12.70 (63.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Britain With Ray Mears

  • 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.

  • Lost Worlds Vanished Lives [1989] Lost Worlds Vanished Lives | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £5.60  |  Saving you £7.54 (47.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    David Attenborough shares his passion for fossils and fulfils one of his most enduring ambitions: a global fossil hunt. He looks at the huge role now played by computer models and animations in determining how these incredible creatures looked and behaved. Also why after domainating the Earth for 160 million years did the dinosaurs become extinct?

  • David Attenborough's Life Of Birds [1998] David Attenborough's Life Of Birds | DVD | (04/12/2000) from £8.44  |  Saving you £12.39 (41.30%)  |  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

  • Tropical Freshwater Tank Set-Up Tropical Freshwater Tank Set-Up | DVD | (23/01/2006) from £2.50  |  Saving you £3.88 (35.30%)  |  RRP £10.99

    This comprehensive guide will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own unique freshwater aquarium. This innovative new DVD format covers all aspects of the tank set up from: choosing the type of tank; fitting the heater cable; the importance of substrate; installing the filter and carbon dioxide generator; lighting; preparing and arranging the tank decor; selecting and placing plants; quarantining; examples of suitable fish and when to introduce them; water che

  • National Geographic - Inside The Vatican [DVD] National Geographic - Inside The Vatican | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £3.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £7.99

    National Geographic: Inside the Vatican

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) [DVD] Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £8.85  |  Saving you £11.14 (55.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Two BBC classic films brought to you in one box set! GhostwatchThe BBC broadcast Ghostwatch on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. Although pure fiction the masterly combination of great scripting intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade. Its legacy lives on cited as an inspiration for The Blair Witch Project and Derren Brown's The Séance Ghostwatch is regarded as a classic of the genre. The Stone TapeNigel Kneal's classic ghost story The Stone Tape first broadcast by the BBC in 1972 represents his best work outside of the Quatermas series. A team of scientists eager to discover a new recording medium take over a brooding gothic mansion. On moving in however they find one key room unfinished and the builders refusing to work there. Claims of strange noises and feelings of unease are dismissed. However the scientists soon discover that the renovation work has disturbed something behind the stone walls something ancient and malevolent.

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