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  • Look: The Silent Watcher (1961) Presented by Peter Scott

    🎬All through the year Eric Ashby watches and films the wild deer, foxes, and badgers of the New Forest. Last summer (1961) Peter Scott visited 'Badger Cottage' in the New Forest, to look at Eric Ashby's latest films and to see where they were made.

    Peter Scott's natural history series 'Look' ran from 1955 to 1969 and was the BBC's flagship wildlife programme.

    Presenter Peter Scott
    Guest/filmmaker Eric Ashby
    Additional photography William Morris
    Sound editor Douglas Thomas
    Film editor Paul Khan
    Producer Christopher Parsons
    A BBC Natural History Unit Film

    First shown on BBC at 7.30pm on 1st December 1961
    2356 Views
  • Man, Machine & the Mighty Oak (2003)

    🎬A look at how the Forestry Commission manage the New Forest. From the early days of forestry to the changing attitudes to wildlife, this film looks at modern day harvesting in the New Forest National Park.
    1785 Views
  • New Forest Adders (2005) Narrated by Bill Oddie

    🎬New Forest Adders, Filmed by Manuel Hinge for BBC. Narrated by Bill Oddie. Part of the 2005 'Wildlife Shorts' season.

    The New Forest is one of the few places in Britain where you can find all six of the UK's reptile species living together - but the leader of the pack has to be the infamous adder.

    This film offers a rare insight into the life of the adder, following them and the other reptiles through a typical season. The male adders emerge early in the year in this stunning setting. They soon shed their dull winter coat, reveal their bright spring colours, and then they are ready to find a mate through one of the most amazing and rarely seen wildlife spectacles...the adders' dance.

    Narrated by Bill Oddie
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Online Editor Michael Chichester
    Online Editor Adrian Rigby
    Dubbing Editor
    Paul Fisher
    Dubbing Mixer Adam Palmer
    Production Manager Jon Cox
    Production Co-ordinator Esther Purcell
    Series Producer wendy Drake
    Esecutive Producer Fiona Pitcher
    Producer Robert Yeoman

    BBC Bristol 2005
    3714 Views
  • New Forest Badgers (2015) Narrated by Allan Corduner

    🎬New Forest Badgers, Filmed by Manuel Hinge for BBC. Part of the 'Wildlife Shorts' season.

    The badger is one of Britain's best-loved animals, and yet it is rarely seen. In the New Forest, the first evidence of the badgers are the setts which they occupy. But once an occupied sett has been spotted, many hours of patience are needed just to get the smallest glimpse of these elusive animals. This intimate portrait follows the badgers through their busiest time of year, giving an insight into their lives.

    This is one of nineteen episodes from the Wildlife Shorts season.

    Narrated by Allan Corduner
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Editor Mike Crawford
    Colourist Adrian Rigby
    Dubbing Editor James Burchill
    Dubbing Mixer Adam Palmer
    Production Manager Jon Cox
    Production Co-ordinator Clare Bean
    Series Producer Webdy Darke
    Executive Producer Vyv Simson
    Producer Robert Yeoman
    BBC Bristol
    3851 Views
  • New Forest Life (2006)

    🎬 (aka) A NEW LIFE - Chris Packham looks at the £2.9m project to restore the New Forest's wetlands. The New Forest Life Partnership. Sustainable Wetland Restoration in the New Forest. The documentary was filmed over four years to show the work undertaken and the impact on the Forest's wetlands.

    Presenter Chris Packham
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Editor Peter Dobson
    Carnyx Wild ©2006 & 2015

    The Restoration Project ran from 2002 to 2006.
    The project restored a total of:
    🟢261 hectares of riverine woodland
    🟢18 hectares of bog woodland
    🟢141 hectares of wet grassland
    🟢184 hectares of valley mire
    🟢10 kilometres of river

    More Information (Copy & Paste):
    https://www.iucn-uk-peatlandprogramme.org/projects/new-forest-life-iii-wetlands-project-0
    3440 Views
  • New Forest: A Year in the Wild Wood (2018) with Peter Owen-Jones

    🎬 Peter Owen-Jones looks at four seasons in the year of the New Forest. Originally screened on BBC Four in January 2019.

    ‘The New Forest is a timeless place - there are no fences and the animals roam free. I’ve always wondered how the forest and the commoning way of life have survived in the middle of southern England for so long. It’s been an incredible experience finding out.’ - Peter Owen-Jones.

    Over the year, with its dramatic seasonal changes, Owen-Jones ventures out into the forest and immerses himself in the lives of the Commoners, a group of around 700 people who have retained grazing rights for their animals, which date back to medieval times. From the first foals born in spring to the release of the stallions and the annual herding of the ponies, he discovers a hardy people who, despite the urban development around them, and the pressures on the landscape of 13 million visitors a year, retain a deep love of the land and a determination to see their way of life survive.

    Presented by Peter Owen-Jones
    Photography Paul Williams
    Additional Photography Max Williams
    Natural History Photography Aaron Cook
    Produced by Mark Woodward
    Executive Producer (Big Wave) Sarah Cunliffe
    Executive Producers (BBC) Mandy Chang & Jo Lapping
    Directed and Edited by Nick Stringer

    A Big Wave production for BBC (2018)
    1286 Views

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