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  • Lionman - Series 1 - Complete Lionman - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £7.02  |  Saving you £22.97 (76.60%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Craig Busch AKA The Lion Man loves lions so much he is creating the Zion Wildlife Gardens as a paradise for his feline friends. The Zion Wildlife Gardens features fourteen Barbary Lions seven Royal White Bengal Tigers four Bengal Tigers and four extremely rare White Lions. This fascinating series based in New Zealand 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. The Lion Man celebrates big cats explores their unique nature and reveals the quite awe-inspiring relationship Craig Busch has with these magnificent animals.

  • The Universe Season 5 [DVD] The Universe Season 5 | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £5.35  |  Saving you £12.64 (70.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Delve further into the mysteries of The Universe and follow the galactic path it has taken into the world far beyond the realms of our own. Prepare to be enlightened by how discoveries have been made in other galaxies where no man has set foot before.

  • Sesame Street - Old School Volume 3 [DVD] Sesame Street - Old School Volume 3 | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £8.24  |  Saving you £11.71 (58.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Founded in 1969 Sesame Street changed television forever. In countries across the globe Sesame Street reaches children and adults in a powerful and vibrant way using localised content characters and sets all delivered with Sesame fun fur and silliness.

  • British Birds - Birds Of The British Countryside British Birds - Birds Of The British Countryside | DVD | (04/03/2008) from £3.69  |  Saving you £2.34 (23.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    For many birdwatchers the transition from interested bystander into a more experienced twitcher is a very gradual one usually heralded by a desire to get out and about in the beautiful countryside in search of birds in their natural habitat. In this programme we show you how to get the best from your bird watching expeditions including how to look for specific species and of course tips on identification. Featuring beautiful countryside and stunning film of birds in their natural habitat this is great insight into the many varied and wonderful birds which inhabit our Isles.

  • Elephant Diaries - Series 2 [DVD] Elephant Diaries - Series 2 | DVD | (08/06/2009) from £11.93  |  Saving you £3.06 (20.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Elephant Diaries: Series 2 (2 Discs)

  • Creepy Crawlie Pets - Giant Millipede Creepy Crawlie Pets - Giant Millipede | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £4.19  |  Saving you £3.61 (45.20%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Welcome to the world of Creepy Crawlie Pets. This range of DVDs gives you the opportunity to become the owner of some of the most exotic pets in the world - all you need is aTV for them to live in!This DVD features the incredible giant Millipede.Watch it slither and slip all over your TV.

  • Home [Blu-ray] Home | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010) from £5.94  |  Saving you £4.78 (31.90%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand famous for The Earth From Above a photographic portrait of aerial shots of our planet takes us on a sensational journey above 50 countries as seen from the sky and provides us with an unusual portrait of our Home. Planet Earth is critically ill but another future is possible if we all decide to write it together. In 200 000 years humans have disrupted the fragile balance on which Earth was living for 4 billion years. Global warming shortage of resources endangered species: humans are jeopardising their own living conditions. By the end of the century the relentless consumption will have exhausted almost all of our planet's natural resources. But it is too late to be pessimistic: we have barely 10 years left to reverse the trend. We need to become aware of our abusive exploitation of Earth's gifts and change our way of life. By giving us these previously unreleased images of over 50 countries as seen from the sky and by sharing his wonder but also his worry Yann Arthus-Bertrand contributes to the rebuilding we all need to start doing together.

  • 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.

  • The Body [DVD] The Body | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £6.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (30.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Made in 1970, this remarkable study of the human body is neither scientific nor medical; it is, rather, a deeply intimate feature-length film exploring the physical experience of being human. Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay with a commentary by poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell, <i>The Body</i> traces the human life-cycle from conception to death. Photographic techniques never seen by cinema audiences at the time of release - including the use of internal cameras - allow an u...

  • Islands Of Britain Islands Of Britain | DVD | (18/05/2009) from £5.70  |  Saving you £13.14 (65.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey around a remarkably varied range of islands that just happens to be in our own backyard. He will travel from Britain''s far northern coastline to the southerly shores to visit some of the hundreds of islands that pepper our shores.

  • Baraka [1993] Baraka | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Baraka is a non-narrative visual poem addressing, according to director Ron Fricke, "humanity's relationship with the eternal." The title means "breath of life" or "a blessing" and the film unfolds into a tapestry of global images shot over 13 months in 24 countries, comparable to, but far more ambitious than Koyaanisqatsi (1983) which Fricke also wrote, edited and photographed. Like Bernardo Bertolucci's similarly meditative Little Buddha (1993), Baraka was designed as a powerful audio-visual experience, one of a handful of films made in the 1990s to revive the immensely cinematic 70mm process. Filled with staggeringly beautiful vistas which are striking, rich in detail and immaculately composed, the screen is complemented by an immersive Dolby Digital soundtrack fusing natural sounds with a haunting world music score. (At one point composer Michael Stearns combines Japan's Kodo Drummers, a Scottish bagpipe ensemble and a Tibetan water music orchestra.) Baraka encourages the audience to think or be entranced, and depending on mood and circumstance it can enthral or bore. With its epic, trans-human scale, vast formal grandeur, depersonalised abstraction, startling juxtapositions and avowed ambition to be the ultimate non-verbal film, Fricke has created a visionary experience akin to 2001: A Space Odyssey. On the DVD: Baraka is accurately transferred at the original 70mm theatrical ratio of 2.2:1, not as the packaging says as 2.35:1. The picture quality is superlative, with virtually no flaws and razor-sharp images. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is equally outstanding. The extras are presented at 4:3 with letterboxed clips, and being video based offer lower image quality. These special features play for approximately 25 minutes and, apart from the original theatrical trailer, are divided into three sections containing significant overlaps between the material. The "making of" documentary and the collection of to-camera comments from members of the production team are both interesting, but the behind the scenes location filming footage adds little substance. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Life In Cold Blood Life In Cold Blood | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £9.59  |  Saving you £18.40 (65.70%)  |  RRP £27.99

    In Life In Cold Blood David Attenborough explores the lives of Reptiles and Amphibians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Life In The Undergrowth Life In The Undergrowth | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £12.02  |  Saving you £12.97 (51.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    David Attenborough reveals a secret universe - it is teeming with life and is all around us yet we never see it. It is the world of the very small and it is a world of sex drugs and violence. Here David shows us not just bugs beetles and creepy-crawlies but scorpions and centipedes mites and mantids spiders and dragonflies. And not just life in the undergrowth but the dramatic battles between predator and prey that are happening in the corner of your living room and in your la

  • 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.

  • The Living Planet [1983] The Living Planet | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £13.47  |  Saving you £21.52 (61.50%)  |  RRP £34.99

    In 1979 David Attenborough presented Life on Earth, the first wildlife blockbuster series, a chronicle of three-and-a-half billion years of natural history. The Living Planet followed five years later, an equally ambitious 12-part documentary which spanned the globe with portraits of each of the major geographical regions which offer home to life. Attenborough demonstrates how even in the most hostile of environments, from the volcanic "Furnaces of the Earth" to "The Frozen World" of mountains and tundra, the Arctic and Antarctic, live maintains a foothold. He takes us to "The Northern Forests", the "Jungle", "Seas of Grass" and "The Baking Deserts", and ever the genial host, details how in all its endless diversity, life is ingeniously suited to its surroundings. With breathtaking imagery we meet our fellow inhabitants, from penguins to polar bears, lions to scorpions, oaks to eagles, and journey on to "The Open Ocean" and the "New Worlds" which mankind itself is rapidly fashioning through ever more radical technological change. The series ends with an impassioned environmental plea which rings even more urgent now than in 1984. The Trials of Life (1990) and The Private Life of Plants (1994) further detail The Living Planet. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • British Isles: A Natural History British Isles: A Natural History | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £8.44  |  Saving you £16.55 (66.20%)  |  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

  • British Birds Triple Pack [DVD] British Birds Triple Pack | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £4.07  |  Saving you £15.92 (79.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of birds that can be found around Britain today. This ornithological treat provides a visual guide to over 30 different birds that are native to the British Isles. This 3 DVD set is divided into six sections - Towns, parks and Gardens, Woodlands and Forests, Fields and Farmland, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands, Mountains and Moors and Heaths and Coasts and Cliffs and provides information on each bird such as their habits and surroundings. Towns, Parks & Gardens: Song Thrush Starling Robin Blue Tit Goldfinch Woodlands & Forests: Nightingale Green Woodpecker Goldcrest Buzzard Long-eared Owl Fields & Farmland: Barn Owl Lapwing Magpie Skylark Pheasant Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands: Kingfisher Mallard Bittern Grey Heron Wigeon Mute Swan Mountains, Moors & heaths: Peregrine Raven Golden Eagle Curlew Hobby Coasts & Cliffs: Avocet Puffin Kittiwake Cormorant Gannet

  • The Complete Cosmos - The Solar System [2000] The Complete Cosmos - The Solar System | DVD | (09/10/2000) from £8.95  |  Saving you £3.21 (24.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    From the award winning TV series... Chapters: 'Hub Of The Planets' 'Earthspace' 'Mars: Life And Impact' and 'The Outer Space'.

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