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  • Big Cats - Cheetahs The Deadly Race [DVD] Big Cats - Cheetahs The Deadly Race | DVD | (08/03/2010) from £7.68  |  Saving you £5.31 (40.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Big Cats: Cheetahs - The Deadly Race

  • How Plants Made Us [DVD] How Plants Made Us | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    We might think humans are the most powerful living thing on Earth, but it's plants that time and again have set the agenda for life. All animals rely on plants for their survival. This is not an accident - they are the most powerful evolutionary force on Earth. Plants enabled amphibians to leave the water, they had a hand in the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, and they ensured the ultimate triumph of insects, mammals, birds and even us - all for their own benefit. Because plants have only ever had one goal - the total domination of the planet. It is a story of ruthless ingenuity, seduction and deception; of unimaginable power and ambition. An epic tale, How to Grow a Planet offers a stunning new perspective on Earth history.

  • Wildlife Special - Leopard [1997] Wildlife Special - Leopard | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £4.67  |  Saving you £3.32 (41.60%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Leopard is one of a series of BBC Wildlife Specials. Each film is a masterpiece of expertise and innovation: award-winning cameramen using revolutionary filming techniques backed by the latest scientific research and each features one of nature's superstars revealing aspects of its life that have never been seen before. The leopard is the least known of all Africa's big cats. Until now the leopard an animal of the night has been virtually impossible to observe. Using state-o

  • The Universe - Complete Season 4 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Complete Season 4 | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £4.75  |  Saving you £25.24 (84.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The No. 1 selling HISTORY franchise launches a new breath-taking exploration. Almost every day scientists find new planets and look further into the deepest reaches of space breaking new ground in understanding the cosmos. Using stunning HD graphics Season 4 of The Universe transports viewers to places we didn't know existed a year ago. From death stars to ringed planets star clusters to space wars The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of outer space.

  • Planet Earth - Special Edition [Blu-ray] Planet Earth - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (11/10/2010) from £14.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (57.20%)  |  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.

  • Madagascar [Blu-ray] Madagascar | Blu Ray | (07/03/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This series explores the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's largest and strangest island. Lying just off the coast of Africa Madagascar is a land of misty mountains tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. Here the wildlife has evolved in splendid isolation to become bizarre and totally unique. The great mystery of Madagascar is why it has such a unique and varied flora and fauna - a diversity of life that makes even the famed Galapagos Islands pale by comparison. What is it that makes Madagascar so different from the rest of the world? This series finds clues from Madagascar's extraordinary animals plants and landscape to discover how the island's remarkable past has produced its intriguing present like the Tsingy - a series of jagged limestone peaks that have cut off animals in isolated gorges allowing them to evolve into their own unique species. On the east side of the island rugged mountains rise dramatically from the palm fringed Indian Ocean. Travelling from the highest mountains where trees are few and it's cold enough for frost through the lush cloaking rainforests down to the tropical coast discovering the ring-tailed lemurs the jewelled geckos and the giant predatory wasps. So what is it that has made this narrow eastern strip in particular so rich in life? South of Madagascar is home to its most extraordinary landscapes - from forests of 'upside down' trees to alien 'spiny deserts'. In stark contrast to the east this is a place that's bone-dry for most of the year yet it's extraordinarily rich in wildlife. Here only the toughest and most opportunistic survive and some of the strategies to survive here are ingenious. This Blu-ray follows the long dry season of this landscape to see how life copes as it waits for the brief rains.

  • The Moaning of Life [Blu-ray] The Moaning of Life | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £4.49  |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Now Karl's turned 40 and has officially hit middle age it's time for him to re-assess his life. He's not married he doesn't have kids he's got a job where he's known as an 'idiot' and he's known for being miserable. He's classic 'mid-life crisis' material. As Karl attempts to put his life in order he'll be dispatched around the world on a crash course to find out how other cultures deal with life's big questions. The ups and downs of Karl's experiences will be contrasted against the beautiful geography of the countries he visits captured on HD with stunning aerial photography.

  • Stephen Fry: Last Chance To See [DVD] Stephen Fry: Last Chance To See | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £4.65  |  Saving you £10.65 (42.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Stephen Fry follows in his great friend Douglas Adams' footsteps along with zoologist Mark Carwardine to remote parts of the earth in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. In the 1980s writer Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy) traveled the globe with zoologist Mark Carwardine in search of endangered animals. Twenty years later the late Adams' great friend Britain''s comic genius Stephen Fry returns with Mark to see if the species are still in existence. The pair look for man-eating Komodo dragons a flightless parrot the Yangtze river dolphin man's closest living relative the pygmy chimpanzee and a bizarre creature that appears to have been assembled from pieces of other animals. Their journey is a unique insight into the disappearing animals of the world.

  • Turtle: The Incredible Journey 3D (3D Blu-Ray + Blu-Ray) Turtle: The Incredible Journey 3D (3D Blu-Ray + Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (22/04/2013) from £17.92  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • The Universe - Series 1 - Complete The Universe - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (12/05/2008) from £9.98  |  Saving you £10.01 (50.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From the mysteries of the solar system to modern day questions surrounding unexplored galaxies history and science collide in this ambitious investigation of the Universe. This new ground breaking series from The History Channel employs cutting edge computer generated imagery to bring distant planets and far away stars up close. Stunning recreations allow viewers to gaze at black holes and comets and witness the birth and deaths of galaxies and solar systems.

  • Snake Bite - The Ultimate Guide To Snakes Snake Bite - The Ultimate Guide To Snakes | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £8.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Apart from the Polar Regions and a few islands snakes have spread throughout the world. Venom and fangs are found in only a quarter of snakes but of the 2700 soecies known to man all have developed methods of attack and defense that are adapted to habitats ranging from forests to deserts. Creatures without limbs snakes have turned an apparent disadvantage into an evolutionary success. This definitive programme analyses every facet of snakes from their senses such as taste heat and

  • 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.

  • World Natural Heritage: Columbia [Blu-ray] World Natural Heritage: Columbia | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013) from £4.70  |  Saving you £13.73 (68.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The UNESCO National Park Malpelo is located in the Eastern Pacific, roughly 500 kilometres off the Colombian coast. Belonging to a sea corridor, which connects other World Heritage sites such as the Galapagos Islands, Coiba and the Coconut Islands, this National Park, almost 35 hectares in size, is the heart of the nature reserve. Huge shoals of mackerel and barracuda gather in the waters of Malpelo whilst morays hide in the reef fissures and coral caves. Meet on this 3D journey the unique ha...

  • The Meerkats [DVD] [2007] The Meerkats | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    An inspiring lookat how one family's connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup Kolo growing up in the Kalahari desert. Shot using ground-breaking techniques this dramatised documentary is a one-of-a-kind presentation from The Weinstein Company and the BBC the world's pre-eminent nature filmmakers.

  • British Birds Triple Pack [DVD] British Birds Triple Pack | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £8.95  |  Saving you £11.04 (55.20%)  |  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 Universe Complete season One (Blu Ray) [DVD] [Blu-ray] The Universe Complete season One (Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £14.94  |  Saving you £25.05 (62.60%)  |  RRP £39.99

    As the Earth grapples with the effects of global warming science has increasingly looked to outer space for answers to the glaring threats facing our world. Are there other planets in the Universe with the unique ability to support life - or is there truly no place like home? History ventures into the uncharted territory of outer space through the visions studies and predictions of scientists and explorers utilizing cutting-edge computer graphics and stunning footage to bring the universe down to Earth. On Blu-ray Disc for the first time History presents all 13 visually arresting awe-inspiring episodes from The Universe: The Complete Season 1 plus the feature-length documentary Beyond the Big Bang. From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the known universe history and science collide in this epic exploration of space and its limitless potential.

  • Patagonia: Part 1 [Blu-ray] Patagonia: Part 1 | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From Buenos Aires to Cabo dos Bahias The Valdes peninsula on the east coast of Patagonia is a unique natural paradise belonging to the UNESCO world natural heritage. Home to one of the last colonies of elephant seals, this incredible habitat sees these massive and awe-inspiring creatures, weighing as much as five tons, haul themselves to this breathtaking place to live well and rear their young. Accompanying the elephant seals are the smaller sea lions that take advantage of the magnitude of ...

  • Swimming With Sharks [1995] Swimming With Sharks | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £4.96  |  Saving you £8.03 (61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Fresh out of film school this is Guy's welcome to the real world of Hollywood courtesy of his new boss notorious studio vice president Buddy Ackerman. And this is just the beginning. From the hurling of insults to the hurling of paper weights Guy suffers constant humiliation but begins to learn the ropes. Just when things are starting to look up and he feels he has finally earned some respect he is delivered a shattering blow. Now it's payback time!

  • The Planets [1999] The Planets | DVD | (24/01/2000) from £2.49  |  Saving you £32.50 (92.90%)  |  RRP £34.99

    While watching The Planets, be prepared to fight your way past all kinds of computer animation which makes Walking with Dinosaurs seem like the last word in realism. It seems that no solar or planetary event which ever happened (or which may or may not have happened) is worthy of mention here without recourse to lovingly detailed shots of implausible-looking collisions and explosions. These come complete with sound effects, despite the fact that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, and are enhanced by a range of colours, some of which are visible only to bees. Somehow Patrick Moore's The Sky at Night manages to convey just as much excitement with little more than a couple of diagrams and the presenter's hyperactive enthusiasm. Fortunately, this two-DVD set is redeemed by both its subject matter and its sheer scope, offering all eight 50-minute episodes of the 1999 documentary series covering the history of the solar system and humanity's age-old desire to learn its secrets. Detailed indexing and scene access makes this a convenient reference source too, so amateur astronomers everywhere can finally bin those off-air VHS copies. --Roger Thomas

  • Walking with Cavemen [2002] Walking with Cavemen | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £9.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (44.50%)  |  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

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