16.6.08

Springwatch shines from Norfolk

Since I worked on Britains Goes Wild (the precursor to Springwatch) back in 2005 I have been an avid fan of the annual Springwatch extravaganza on BBC 1. It grows from strength to strength and has been as great as ever this year. The daring decision to move to a new location in Norfolk, from Devon, really paid off with rich live stories from the remote cameras and a fresh new feel to the show. It has been getting big audiences of 3 to 4 million every night - some of the highest on BBC2 for May and June.

The last programmes will be on iPlayer for a few more days so if you haven’t managed to watch I'd encourage anyone with an interest in British Wildlife to watch a couple of episodes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

The website http://www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch/ is also a world apart from its previous incarnations, flash, easy, and with lots of clickability. Its message boards have really been buzzing and its immediate approach to British wildlife and its interactivity seem "to reach parts" that many other programmes just don’t. eg. see this heartwarming message called "Springwatch Saved My Life" http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbsn/F10211074?thread=5563319


Presenter Kate Humble with two of the stars behind the scenes, producers Tim Scoones and Colin Jackson - Naturewatch salutes you! http://www.hatherleigh.net/Springwatch_2006_index.asp

1 comment:

  1. The move to Pensthorpe in Norfolk may not have been such a daring move as Norfolk has a rich and varied natural environment - as we have seen over the last few weeks.

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