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  • How the Earth Was Made: Complete Season Two [DVD] How the Earth Was Made: Complete Season Two | DVD | (23/08/2010) from £6.69  |  Saving you £13.30 (66.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Go back in history - from 4.5 billion years ago to today. Spectacular on-location shooting evidence from geologists in the field and clear dramatic graphics combine in Season Two of this stunning series from History to show how immensely powerful and at times violent forces of geology have formed our planet. This season How The Earth Was Made goes back in history - from 4.5 billion year ago to today - peeling back layers of rock filling up river canyons parting the oceans and levelling mountains and volcanoes to investigate the origins of some of the most well-known locations and geographical phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes ice sheets and colliding continents as their suspects scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualise how the Earth has evolved and formed over millions of years.

  • 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.

  • World's Most Dangerous Animals - Tarantulas World's Most Dangerous Animals - Tarantulas | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £6.25  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The Tarantula has prowled the Earth for some three hundred and fifty million years! A big spider it's famous for its big teeth which inject paralyzing venom into prey. They are tough predators and one species has been known to kill birds and raid nests even South America's most dreaded Pit Viper isn't safe. But tarantula's have enemies as well and although they take refuge in deep burrows they are sometimes discovered and ferreted out. This detailed programme introduces us to numer

  • One Life [DVD] One Life | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £2.53  |  Saving you £17.46 (87.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    More than four years in the making and packed full of filming firsts, One Life captures unprecedented and beautiful sequences of animal behaviour guaranteed to bring you closer to nature than ever before. A major feature length production from BBC Earth Films, One Life has been created from 10,000 hours of incredible, intimate footage of amazing creatures that are in turn heroic, strange, loveable, beautiful and surprisingly funny.One Life is voiced by Daniel Craig and offers an accessible narrative that children will love. It is a joyful celebration of the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world.

  • World's Most Dangerous Animals - Anaconda World's Most Dangerous Animals - Anaconda | DVD | (11/04/2005) from £5.14  |  Saving you £7.85 (60.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Nigel Marvin takes a whistle stop tour of South America as he hunts for an Anaconda measuring more than 30 ft! First stop is Venezuala Green Anaconda heaven. Nigel finds the low lying serpents with his feet but has to use all his strength to wrestle them into a position where they can be measured. There are no giants on this visit so he makes a litlte detour to find snappy Yellow Anacondas in Brazil. Nigel watches these 10 foot serpents feed with one even attempting the engulf a hug

  • Born Survivor Bear Grylls - Siberia Born Survivor Bear Grylls - Siberia | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £3.37  |  Saving you £7.37 (49.20%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Bear Grylls is back! And this explosive episode sends him deep into the Siberian wilderness one of the coldest and harshest places on the planet. With temperatures of minus 40 degrees to deal with and very little shelter Bear is going to need all of his survival skills and army training to get out of this one. Watch in awe as Bear creates a toboggan from a deer skin hitches a ride by leaping on to the mighty Trans-Siberian railway abseils from a helicopter into the immense taiga forest and swims under the ice of a frozen lake... all in the name of survival.Born Survivor is an adrenaline fuelled watch that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

  • Jacques Cousteau - Voyage to the Edge of the World [Blu-ray] Jacques Cousteau - Voyage to the Edge of the World | Blu Ray | (23/05/2011) from £6.87  |  Saving you £8.12 (54.20%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Witness the birth of a new kind of documentary, as legendary diver, conservationist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau takes you deep beneath the waves to explore a wealth of life that was previously hidden from view. As much of the technology for shooting film underwater was developed by Cousteau’s team, this was the first time such amazing sights could be captured on film. The result, a Technicolor 1950s masterpiece, succeeds both in revealing an untouched world of beauty, life and drama, as well asevoking a sense of adventure, freedom and boundless possibility. A window into the world beneath the sea as well as the colourfuland nostalgic world of the 1950s, The Silent World was the start of an entire movement, and is now available on DVD as a vital partof any collection.

  • Bear Grylls - Mission Everest Bear Grylls - Mission Everest | DVD | (23/06/2008) from £6.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (53.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    This feature-length documentary follows the explorer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors or paramotors as they are know to aficionados. First Gilo must single-handedly design and build a paramotor that can go a full 3000 metres higher than any other engine or indeed paramotor has gone before. Bear takes charge of their survival strategy. The pair face temperatures of -40C that will instantly freeze exposed flesh hurricane-force winds that threaten to dash them against the mountain peaks and very low levels of oxygen. As the day of the flight approaches they face the reality of the challenge ahead and are beset with machine troubles failed test flights and a damaged engine. At his lowest ebb Bear has some uncharacteristic doubts: 'I'd always planned this project to be ambitious but safe; the bottom line is it's ambitious but it's not safe.' Have the pair aimed too high?

  • The Blue Planet - 3 DVD Box Set [2001] The Blue Planet - 3 DVD Box Set | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £19.99  |  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

  • Earth Story Earth Story | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Heralding the new age of digital television this masterful BBC documentary was one of the first major programmes to usher in the new era back in 1998. Aubrey Manning takes viewers on a voyage of discovery across our very own planet and the wonders within. Earth Story unravels the secrets of our planet and brings it alive. The series took three years to make cost 3 million and was filmed all over the world from the craters of active volcanoes to the ocean floor. Where th

  • Gorilla School [DVD] Gorilla School | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Gorilla School follows the remarkable story of the long-term reintroduction of captive-born gorillas back into the wild. Alongside this television-first we follow the work of the scientists and park rangers completely devoted to re-building the gorilla population. Over the thirteen weeks of the series we will also track the lives loves conflicts and achievements of the various established gorilla groups really getting to know the characters - the leaders the bullies the flirts the upstart youngsters and the world weary oldies. Each episode providing an update on the dramatic lives of the gorilla groups Forest School orphans and the staff dedicated to their reintroduction.

  • Animal Nation - Our World Their World [DVD] Animal Nation - Our World Their World | DVD | (04/07/2011) from £7.94  |  Saving you £17.05 (68.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    'Our World Their World' is a detailed and fascinating educational exploration into the lives of animals that share our planet. As we examine their unique habitats and behaviour we analyse the impact that man has had on the earth's delicate natural system. Animals Of Antarctica Australia and Hawaii In this episode we travel to the bitter cold of Antarctica for an in-depth look at the penguin. It is then a short hop to the warmer climate of Australia to observe the koala wallaby and the remarkable flying fox. We continue our journey to the paradise island of Hawaii with its abundant birdlife. Sharing their habitat with the mongoose and the hawksbill turtle the albatross and honeycreeper are just two of the myriad of birds that call this island home. Animals Of India And Africa We begin episode two by looking squarely into the jaws of a Bengal tiger and her cubs in India. Their daily struggle for survival is compelling viewing. We study the many animals that share their environment including langur monkeys and varieties of antelope and deer. Then it's off to Africa to visit yet another of the big cats the lion. There rainforests waterholes and vast plains provide homes for a multitude of animals including leopards baboons and crocodiles. Animals Of The African Plains Northern Tanzania and the African plains are the background to the third instalment in this series. A herd of roaming elephants and the dust trail of a speeding cheetah are provocative images of Africa and both animals are featured within this DVD. Rhinos various antelope and giraffes coexist in this harsh landscape where predator and prey play a deadly game of survival. This daily routine on the African plains show Mother Nature at her most unforgiving. The Wildlife Of North And South America For the fourth episode we start in the damp humidity of the Amazon rainforest where the various New World monkeys entertain us with their breathtaking stunts of dexterity high above in the leafy canopies. It's then north to the more temperate region of Florida for a meeting with an alligator. We head north once again to find ourselves in the plains of the central United States and experience a run-in with the American badger buffalo and prairie dog. Animals Of North America The fifth and penultimate episode is an all-American affair as we journey through the United States taking in mountains woodlands and the Pacific coast. The Rocky Mountains are home to amongst others the bobcat and the little known pika both are examined in detail. On the Pacific coast we get wet watching the sea otter a particularly friendly and active animal. We then head off to the woodlands and mountains of northwest America for an in-depth look at the racoon and the mountain lion. Wilderness Specialists In the final episode of our series we travel from the mountains of northwest America to the cold of northern Scandinavia putting in a few stops along the way. Land water and air are covered in this programme as we follow the plight of the black bear and mountain goat; wild salmon and river otter; the bald eagle and the snowy owl. We also experience different temperament when we look at the ferocious wolverine and the far more placid lemming.

  • Shark Water [Blu-ray] Shark Water | Blu Ray | (19/05/2008) from £5.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • River Monsters [DVD] [2009] River Monsters | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £6.69  |  Saving you £18.30 (73.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

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  • Micro Safari [DVD] [2008] Micro Safari | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £5.55  |  Saving you £10.06 (55.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    What's the best way to explore the miniature wilderness of a garden? Become miniature yourself! This special show sees Nigel Marven and his team shrunk down to the size of bugs to get close to the tiny creatures that surround us every day. With ultra high-speed video thermal imaging goggles and remote-controlled spy cameras the amazing events that happen in your backyard jungle are captured on film.

  • The Natural World - Land Of The Mammoth The Natural World - Land Of The Mammoth | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £4.71  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    For twenty thousand years a wooly mammoth lay trapped in an icy tomb on the Taimyr Peninsula of the Arctic Siberia. In 1999 French explorer Bernard Buigues raised the mammoth and had it airlifted to an ice cave for de-frosting. Through investigating the frozen mammoth Buigues tries to paint a picture of the mammoths life as well as death and also deals with different theories and reasons for extinction. The mystery is waiting to unfold as we bring to life a long lost world in the 'L

  • The BBC Natural History Collection [Blu-ray] The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009) from £18.99  |  Saving you £50.00 (71.40%)  |  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.

  • Deadly Top 10 - Series 2 [DVD] Deadly Top 10 - Series 2 | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £4.48  |  Saving you £3.51 (43.90%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Steve Backshall is back with another countdown of the most dangerous animals in the world picking out his personal top ten and revealing incredible facts and amazing new creatures never seen on Deadly 60 before! From Extreme Assassins to Deadly Defenders whether they're survival experts attack in giant armies or are the most poisonous - these beasts all have one thing in common: they're all deadly. But can you guess which extraordinary animal will be crowned number one?

  • Bill Oddie - How To Watch Wildlife - Part 1 Bill Oddie - How To Watch Wildlife - Part 1 | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £32.52  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Britain's best-loved naturalist presents the definitive guide to finding and understanding Britain's wildlife. Bill Oddie's How To Watch Wildlilfe shows you everything you will ever need to know about our wild creatures and how to enjoy them! Bill continues journeying the length and breadth of the country to seek out our greatest wildfire treasures sharing his top tips for wildlife watching around the British Isles. Episodes comprise: 1. March In The Borders 2. April In

  • Look-Back on 70s Telly - Issue 4 [DVD] Look-Back on 70s Telly - Issue 4 | DVD | (01/05/2013) from £10.29  |  Saving you £4.70 (31.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Back in the day when childrens' programmes were, by turns, fun, challenging, dramatic, spooky, hilarious and fantastic, tea-time programming was a staple part of the lives of millions of kids. Diverse and highly popular, it fired imaginations and was invariably an integral part of any worthwhile playground antics the next day.

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