Any fans of the superb Springwatch?

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  1. Maximus

    Maximus Gold Member

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    Once again showcasing the BBc at its best with superb set-pieces to camera, presenters and production.

    Ok, I admit I am very biased as I spend most of my spare time looking for birds and wildlife - very much like Springwatch all year round, but the presenters are very accomplished.

    Even Kate is coming into her own, Packham is good value too. Despite being a little annoying at times - they have a great on-screen chemistry.

    Gone are Bill Oddie, who works much better solo and not within the confines of a team, and the excellent Simon King - both of whom I have met in my pursuits.

    For fans of nature who cannot always get out, are housebound, or just not very good at finding nature, it is a great show.

    One of the few things I watch on television and of course have it on series-link so as not to miss any.

    Steve
     
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    Yep a fan here, there's been some amazing footage so already this week, far too many good ones to mention.
     
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    Maximus Gold Member

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    Just me any you then eh? ;)

    Guess the others are watching the soaps and other such "quality broadcasting" :p

    I'm having a Springwatch marathon on Saturday morning:D
     
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    Sorry Steve, i don't Watch bbc2 unless its got comedy or darts on :)
     
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    Nope! Me too - just watching Unsprung - love it xxx
     
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    :eek:
    I suppose darts is a comedy really, it certainly isn't a sport;-)
     
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    I watch it too. Always have, and autumn watch too. Did prefer it with bill oddy on it though!
     
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    I loved it tonight, especially the owl :)
     
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    Bill is primarily a soloist, I have many of his books and he is at his best with a cameraman and/or producer. He doesn't suffer fools, and is a very shy man who avoids crowds where possible.

    He is without doubt a brilliant birder and very good naturalist.

    I'm sure he'll be back soon - meanwhile if you can check out his back catalogue or previous TV work Birding with Bill Oddie etc.
     
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    My favourite bit from Wednesday's show was the heron's 'testing' their wings.

    I'm out tonight so don't think I'll get to watch tonight's show. Maybe catch it on iplayer, depends what time I get in.
     
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    I dont watch it but a friend of mine was a producer on the show - apparently Bill Oddie is a bit of a nightmare to work with - Chris Packham and Kate Humble are much more down to earth

    I did try watching it as it was my friend's show, but to be quite honest I found it rather dull! (The best bit was spotting Chris Packham incorporating occasional Smiths song titles into his dialogue which was apparently some sort of challenge)
     
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    That was funny with the smiths songs
     
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    I wouldn't say W E Oddie is a nightmare to work with. Remember, Bill is only human, and has a few "problems" If being a perfectionist makes him a nightmare, then so be it lol.

    How can you find Springwatch and our wonderful nature dull is beyond me though;)
     
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