Natural History

  • British Birds Triple Pack [DVD]British Birds Triple Pack | DVD | (21/05/2018) from £14.97   |  Saving you £8.01 (66.86%)   |  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

  • Word's Lost TribesWord's Lost Tribes | DVD | (01/06/2013) from £12.13   |  Saving you £17.86 (147.24%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Join extreme travellers Mark Anstice and Olly Steeds as they embark on a unique expedition into one of the most remote rainforests on earth. Their goal is to live with the remarkable Kombai tribe a rumoured cannibal tribe whose way of life hasn't changed since the Stone Age. The Kombai tribe was discovered only 25 years ago in the dense jungles of West Papua New Guinea. The tribe's lifestyle - dubbed 'stone-age' - has remained unchanged for 15 000 years. There are thought to be about 4 000 Kombai people. They are spread across approximately 250 small clans each of which speaks a different language.

  • British Isles: A Natural HistoryBritish Isles: A Natural History | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £8.59   |  Saving you £16.40 (65.60%)   |  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

  • Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2013]Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Series 1 Tipped as the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades and with a list of celebrity fans that reads like a 'who's who' of the Hollywood elite Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life. Like his dear grandfather before him Dynamo grew up practicing precision card-handling and developing powerful magical skills. The series sees the 28-year-old travelling the globe as the unassuming anti-hero who just happens to astound everyone he meets whether it's an international footballer or Hollywood actor. In episode one Dynamo performs his spectacular matrix style levitation physically moves a girl's tan line on the glamorous Miami Beach and performs magic with Manchester rock legend Ian Brown. Other highlights in this mind blowing series include; transporting a mobile phone into a glass beer bottle magically transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains and bringing a flutter of butterflies to life in Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. Throughout the series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will take viewers on his magical journey before stunning them with incredible headline-grabbing stunts beyond the realms of possibility. Series 2 The award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns on Blu-Ray and DVD for a brand new and exclusive four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion. Described as the most exciting and original British magician for a generation the 28-year-old from Bradford wowed the world in the first series of Magician Impossible with a jaw-dropping array of magic. Matrix-style levitations walking on water transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains... Dynamo did it all. Learning his skills from his late grandfather Dynamo takes his magic to the streets and incorporates incredible illusion and amazing sleight of hand. Whether it be wowing celebrities friends and family or members of the general public Dynamo's brand of 21st century magic is truly for everyone. And in series two he's back bigger better than ever. Series 3 The BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning series returns with even more mind-blowing tricks and big name celebrity friends. The brand new four-part series follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world visiting New York South Africa Ibiza and the UK amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon and a trick which sees Dynamo impaling himself with a javelin in front of Olympic gold-medallist Jessica Ennis to name just a few.

  • Lion Man - Series 2Lion Man - Series 2 | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £40.48   |  Saving you £-10.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Series 2 of The Lionman follows the exciting developments at the park as Zion wildlife gardens moves into phase two of their expansion plans. The park has been closed and major construction is underway to provide the animals with amazing enclosures. Along the way we also follow Craig on his adventures. He travels to South Africa to sort through the red tape in order to bring the first white lion to New Zealand. We follow him to Queenstown where he shoots an amazing international commercial with a young lion. 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.

  • Walking With MonstersWalking With Monsters | DVD | (21/11/2005) from £5.69   |  Saving you £10.30 (181.02%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Part of the BBC series which began with Walking With Dinosaurs Walking With Monsters draws on the specialist knowledge of more than 600 scientists to tell the story of the weird wonderful and frequently terrifying creatures that came before during and after the age of the Dinosaurs. With state of the art technology and animation these creatures - 50 of which have never been seen before - are brought to life with amazing realism. There was a time when a

  • Love, Marilyn [DVD]Love, Marilyn | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £5.69   |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side known only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers diaries and letters Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion ambition soul-searching power and fear - in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe revealing her carefully guarded inner life. Love Marilyn features Elizabeth Banks Ellen Burstyn Glenn Close Viola Davis Jennifer Ehle Lindsay Lohan Lili Taylor Uma Thurman Marisa Tomei Evan Rachel Wood. Rounding out this portrait Adrien Brody Hope Davis Ben Foster Paul Giamatti Janet McTeer Oliver Platt and David Strathairn bring to life the writings of Billy Wilder Natasha Lytess Truman Capote Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer completing the image of this very flesh-and-blood young woman in thrall to ambition imagination demons and fear who over time came to embrace life friendship and the possibility of her future.

  • Yellowstone - Tales From The WildYellowstone - Tales From The Wild | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Larger than some American states Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's last and most spectacular wildernesses - a global icon of natural beauty. It is also home to some of the richest wildlife beyong the plains of Africa. Against its vast and majestic landscapes full of lush meadows deep forests and violent hot springs this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellostone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf the grizzly bear and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional epic and engaging Yellowstone - Tales from the Wild reveals the grandeur of this unique place and its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.

  • Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild [Blu-ray]Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £6.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Larger than some American states Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's last and most spectacular wildernesses - a global icon of natural beauty. It is also home to some of the richest wildlife beyong the plains of Africa. Against its vast and majestic landscapes full of lush meadows deep forests and violent hot springs this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellostone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf the grizzly bear and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional epic and engaging Yellowstone - Tales from the Wild reveals the grandeur of this unique place and its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.

  • Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series [2001]Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £7.69   |  Saving you £17.30 (224.97%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Walking With Beasts is an introduction to the animals (predominantly mammals) that roamed the earth from the extinction of the dinosaurs until the rise of early humans. The sequel to the BBC’s acclaimed and highly successful series Walking With Dinosaurs, Beasts also uses a combination of clever special effects and computer-generated imagery to create a realistic world as it may have appeared millions of years ago. As to be expected from any BBC nature programme, the images are visually stunning; the prehistoric animals look impressively lifelike, interacting seamlessly with each other and their environment to create an entire world that could have been photographed only yesterday. Best of all is Episode 2, "Whale Killer", which follows a female Basilosaurus, an enormous ancient predatory whale, as she travels through shallow seas and along coastlines--the underwater images could have just as easily originated in the BBC’s spectacular Blue Planet series. It’s unfortunate, therefore, that Walking With Beasts is let down by its script and the often dubious science therein. Episode 3, "The Land of Giants", begins with an anthropomorphic statement better suited to a Disney film than a scientific documentary, referring to the featured animals as "The good [a herbivore or plant-eating animal], the bad [a carnivore or flesh-eating animal] and the ugly [a giant warthog which is, admittedly, pretty ugly]." Still, Walking With Beasts has a host of little touches and flourishes that add to the feeling of realism (the animals knock over the cameras, pebbles hit the lens), which make this programme a success as a piece of pure entertainment and prehistoric escapism. A companion book and soundtrack CD is also available. --Ted Kord

  • Caligula - Presented by Mary Beard - As Seen on BBC2 [DVD]Caligula - Presented by Mary Beard - As Seen on BBC2 | DVD | (30/09/2013) from £14.09   |  Saving you £-2.10 (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Two thousand years ago one of history's most notorious individuals was born. Historian Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus better known to us as Caligula. Known as Romes most capricious tyrant he was said to have made his horse a consul proclaimed himself a living God and indulged in scandalous orgies and thats before building vast bridges across land and sea prostituting senators wives and killing half the Roman elite on a whim. All that in just four short years in power before a violent and speedy assassination at just 28 years old. Mary explores the real Caligula in an array of unexpected places. From Germany to Capri from Rome to Lake Nemi she exposes and analyses historical accounts and assembles tantalising fragments of evidence. Mary reveals an astonishing story of murder intrigue and dynastic family power. Above all shell explain why Caligula has ended up with such a reputation and in the process reveal a more intriguing portrait of not just the monster but the man.

  • Tigers - Spy in the Jungle [2008]Tigers - Spy in the Jungle | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Bouldercam and a host of new spycams are on their most exciting mission yet. Carried by elephants they film India's most charismatic big cat deep inside the Indian jungle uncovering the hidden wildlife that shares the tiger's realm. This revealing programme follows the different stages of a tiger's life from playful cubs to learning adolescents and ultimately to young hunting adults. It also provides a unique insight into how the relationship with the other jungle animals changes as they mature including sloth bears - a rarely filmed bear with a unique character - famous for carrying its comical babies on its back and leopards - the tiger's major competitor.

  • Dinosaurs - Inside And OutDinosaurs - Inside And Out | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £10.94   |  Saving you £2.05 (15.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Vanished for 65 million years dinosaurs are making a comeback both in the lab and in the public imagination. Combining pop culture with hard science Dinosaurs: Inside And Out takes viewers on a fast-paced fun and enlightening tour of what we know about dinosaurs and what we're just finding out about how they lived. This series of four one-hour programs moves from palaeontologists working to discover fossils in the field to the reconstruction of dinosaurs and their habitats and even into the shopping mall to see how dinosaurs capture our imaginations today. Renaissance Of The Dinosaurs: Many early palaeontologists in their haste to assemble as many of the dinosaurs as possible made mistakes in reconstructing dinosaurs and their habitats. See how today's scientists consider that dinosaurs may have been a completely unique group of animals far more complex and intelligent than we had ever imagined. Land Of The Giants: Travel back to the teeming landscape of the badlands of North America during the age of the dinosaurs where sheer size was a herbivore's best defence against predators. Discover how dinosaurs used their horns thick skulls and stamping feet not only to scare off enemies but also to attract mates. The Killer Elite: Despite our modern views about dinosaurs some of these creatures have managed to maintain their monstrous reputation: the carnivores. Find out how fleet-footed raptors used their razor-like claws to gut luckless prey and why the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex may not have been the feared attacker as was once thought. And Then There Were None: How could dinosaurs flourish for over 160 million years and then suddenly vanish? In the Yucatan Peninsula lies an intriguing clue: the shadowy remains of a huge meteorite crater. Could it be the smoking gun that extinction theorists have been looking for?

  • Earth StoryEarth Story | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £5.89   |  Saving you £14.10 (239.39%)   |  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

  • Mademoiselle C [DVD]Mademoiselle C | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £9.79   |  Saving you £10.20 (104.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    An Inside Look Into the Life of an Iconic Fashion Editor with Carine Roitfeld Stephen Gan Karl Lagerfeld Tom Ford Donatella Versace Alexander Wang Alber Elbaz and More. Mademoiselle C goes behind the polished veneer of the international fashion industry showcasing the hectic yet inspiring life of one of the few people in the world who does not make the wheel of fashion turn but has the wheel of fashion turning around her. Special Features: Deleted Scenes Trailer

  • Attenborough - The Life CollectionAttenborough - The Life Collection | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £80.98   |  Saving you £9.01 (11.13%)   |  RRP £89.99

    Sir David Attenborough's epic series 'Life' spread out over 24 discs on this amazing box set. Includes: 1. Life On Earth 2. Trials Of Life 3. Life In The Freezer 4. Private Life Of Plants 5. Life Of Birds 6. Life Of Mammals 7. Life In The Undergrowth 8. The Living Planet For information regarding individual titles please refer to the individual products.

  • Arctic Circle with Bruce Parry [Blu-ray]Arctic Circle with Bruce Parry | Blu Ray | (28/02/2011) from £8.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (177.98%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Amazon presenter Bruce Parry turns his attention to the Arctic Circle. Indigenous ways of life that have remained virtually unchanged for millennia will cease within our lifetimes. Marine mammal hunters like the Inuit of Northern Greenland will have to find new ways to live in this harsh place. They are the last of their kind. But for others this rapidly changing world promises great opportunity. The Arctic is rich in oil gas and minerals. The US geological survey estimates that 25% of the world's undiscovered oil and gas could be located under the polar ice cap. However this series will not be a series about the politics or science of global warming. The focus will be human. Bruce and his BAFTA winning production team have found a method of telling important global stories with humour and warmth drawing a large young audience to often difficult issues. Same immersive format as Amazon with Parry embedding himself in a series of indigenous tribes plus camps of Westerners who make their living out of the region's natural resources.

  • Once Upon A Time - Season 2 [DVD]Once Upon A Time - Season 2 | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £22.93   |  Saving you £8.06 (35.15%)   |  RRP £30.99

    The curse is broken magic has arrived and there's no telling what - or who - will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new 'reality.' Old loyalties will be tested new heroes will emerge and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil. Special Features: Audio Commentary: View Broken With Commentary by Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas View Queen of Hearts With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Lana Parrilla View Manhattan With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Robert Carlyle View Welcome to Storybrooke With Commentary by Writers Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss View And Straight On 'Til Morning With Commentary by Co-Executive Producer David H. Goodman and Actor Colin O'Donoghue Featurette: Good Morning Storybrooke Wake up with Storybrooke's favourite morning show Sincerely Hook The Style of Storytelling Our building character series continues as we look into the development of Storybrooke's favourite Pirate Killian Jones aka Captain Hook Girl Power A high impact look at all of the girls on Once Upon A Time who kick-ass in whatever world they are in Gag Reel: Fairest Bloopers of Them All

  • When Dinosaurs RuledWhen Dinosaurs Ruled | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Extraordinary locations and intrepid paleontologists reveal a lostworld of giants no human has ever seen

  • NASA's Greatest MissionsNASA's Greatest Missions | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £22.93   |  Saving you £-2.94 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It is now possible to relive all the most exciting moments in NASA's history. See the phenomenally powerful space rockets launch men into space. Experience the incredible sensation of the first spacewalk and watch in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon for the very first time. Included are candid interviews with the astronauts scientists and engineers who made it all happen.

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