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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite interesting, 13 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Britain's Lost World - Story Of St Kilda [DVD] (DVD)
An interesting look at St Kilda, an island many British people don't know exists. In this DVD, Steve Backshall, Dan Snow and Kate Humble go out to the island and camp out, alone apart from the film crew, National Trust Warden and MOD staff. They look at the natural history in the shape of the bird life, puffins, gannets, Shearwaters and skuas, and the St Kilda field mouse. As usual Steve Backshall wastes no time getting his shirt off at every opportunity, climbs a lot and goes swimming. Dan Snow looks at the very interesting history of the island, from vikings right up to the second world war, and resists taking off his shirt. Kate Humble plays her head girl role, marshalling the 'boys', she goes diving in quite rough seas, and enthuses about puffins and other seabirds. She keeps her shirt on at all times, sadly.
My main quibble with this DVD is that it is broken down into 5 episodes, all of around 23 minutes each. This means you have to endure the opening titles and closing titles 5 times,and constant reminders of what the presenters are doing there and what went on in the last episode you just watched etc. It is billed at being 115 minutes long, but remove titles and repeats of what went on ten minutes before and you can knock off about 20 minutes.
I am sure the programmes were in 3 episodes when shown on TV. Surely it would have been easy to edit this into one long programme.
That said, an interesting programme with engaging presenters.
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