on 10 March 2008
The Natural World has long been one of the jewels in the crown of the BBC Natural History Unit's output. And this selection of episodes is, if you like, the koh-i-nor diamond in that crown. We particularly enjoyed The Wye and Trail of Tarka episode - both beautifully filmed and sensitively narrated; and the Elephant Man which is something else and a real insight into these large and complex creatures. More, please!
on 7 February 2008
Six really fascinating episodes from the series, but the two that really shine are On The Trail of Tarka and Wye - Voices from the Valley, both filmed by Charlie Hamilton James with Phiippa Forrester. Just the most stunning and atmospheric photography - every shot constructed with enormous planning, thought and creativity. Something that can be repeatedly watched with new revelations on every viewing. I know there are more subjects that have been filmed by this team, a wonderful programme on Kingfishers for example. Please please BBC give us more from this imaginative yet sensitive genius.
Ian Wolverson Kent
on 29 January 2009
Fantastic on-going BBC series of Natural World presentations. This collection of 6 of the more recent epsisodes is beautifully produced and presented. They all share the wonder of the natural world but are all so different in the way they present this to the viewer.
My personel favourite is the Invasion Of The Crocodiles for the sheer specticle of these ancient reptiles, yet the intriguing tale of the Buddha, Bees And The Giant Hornet Queen, with it's year long look at the life of the Japanese Giant Hornet and it's interactions with a buddhist bee keeper was just as intresting and well presented.
A fantastic little collection, a must have for any Naturalist.