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on 16 February 2016
I was sent only 2 of the 6 disc box set despite the item description clearly stating that this was the complete season and 6 discs were included. Series iteself is exceptional, but please be wary when purchasing as description is misleading.

Purchased from A ENTERTAINMENT.
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Third season of nature documentary show Meerkat Manor.

For the uninitiated:

A team of researchers spent a long time studying and filming groups of Meerkats in the Kalahari desert. The show focuses on one of those groups in particular, called the Whiskers. And shows their everydays trials and tribulations. They live in a beautiful but harsh land where avoiding predators, foraging for food and trying to raise new litters of pups are the mainstays of life.

Every Meerkat has been given a name by the researchers. This plus judicious and excellent use of music and narration to enhance the mood of scenes gives the series a soap opera feel as every Meerkat does show a great amount of individual character.

It's not entirely suitable for young children to watch on their own as vicious battles between groups take place, and one in four meerkat pups don't make it to adulthood. So people of all ages might be reaching for tissues on occasion.

And averting their gaze when the occasional snake or insect is on screen.

The show has a bit of backstory by the start of this year, and it doesn't fill new viewers in on that, so it's better to start with Meerkat Manor - Series 1 [DVD].

This series of the show has thirteen episodes, each of which runs for twenty two minutes. The narration does tend to stop and summarise the events of the episode at the midway point. This is presumably where a commercial break would be if you were watching it on television.

Some time has elapsed between this and series two, and a few Meerkats we've not seen before take prominent roles. And some such as Youssarian have disappeared between the two series and are not seen again.

Beyond that it's the usual mixture of fights with neighbouring groups, struggles to raise pups, and everyday battles for survival.

Sad things do happen. The scenery is beautiful. And the season ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, as a change in the status quo promises nothing will be the same again.

As with series two the packaging is unnecessarily large. The thirteen episodes are spread over six discs, and that makes for a big box. And there are no subtitles or extras. The menus are also rather poorly designed. To select an episode you have to go to the individual episode screen which comes in on the first one on the disc, then move the pointer down to the bottom and then right to highlight an arrow, and only then does it take you to the screen for the next one.

But it's another great and memorable year of a very entertaining show, so I'm not complaining.
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on 19 February 2013
have now purchased all 3 series and not disappointed my 14 year old daughter will watch these over and over again. she had a sleepover the other weekend and all her friends were gripped as well very educational.
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on 28 July 2014
3 groups of meerkat defending their mounds ,bolt holes and territory ,come on theses animals have to fight rival groups make sure 9 predators don't get them and the way they run is hilariouse,again by discovery 50 minutes on 6 disc to get more money from the customer,would have been better 150 on two disc,great for the kids to learn but getting all the series could be costly,ashamed discovery a channel ive praised for years can make the customer pay for wastage,oh and meercats don't stand guard at night in the Kalahari desert its too cold,
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on 16 October 2014
All the items except the tablets were for presents which everyone liked . I wasn't impressed with the tablets I cut down on my calories as well as taken the tablets but after three wks have only lost 2 lv
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on 2 January 2010
The third season of Meerkat Manor is a great series, It is sad how Flower comes to an end. But I can recommend this series for sure, because you can learn a lot about the way of living of the Whiskers family, but situated as it is a real life soap. The filming is in a great way and it is narrated by Bill nighy who does it in a great way. Highly recommended
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on 9 June 2013
The original engllish version has a longer program in the 30 min format as the British use about 4 mins. less commercials time than the re- issue American version. .
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on 6 June 2009
Meerkat Manor Series 3 [2007] [DVD]It was great nice if you have children my family loved it ******
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on 22 April 2013
does anyone know if they have done any more series with rocket dogs gang and her sister mabellines gang as i loved hearing about them i do hope so especially with the lovely voice of bill nighy
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on 10 December 2012
I now own Series 1 - 3, and what can I say about the Meerkats ? You either love them or you don't. I do and fined these series absolutely brilliant viewing. Cheap to buy also on Amazon.
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