Wildlife programmes are simply brilliant
I HAVE been thoroughly enjoying the recent BBC1 series The Great British Year. It followed all the seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter, narrated by Joseph Fiennes and produced here in Bristol, like the majority of wildlife programmes.
Alan Titchmarsh presented a similar series a couple of years ago, also depicting the seasons. Personally I just can't get enough of them.
The photography is amazing because cameras and the dedicated operators are truly on top of their game, even all those nocturnal scenes have been real eye openers.
Sir David Attenborough, of course, is the true innovator, even wildlife presenter, that have proven himself throughout all the series most of us have enjoyed. These days repeats are over familiar.
I have loved watching all those Spring Watch programmes and Johnny Kingdom up on Exmoor, whose favourite animal was the badger hour, dedicated he was as well capturing shots with such patience for us the viewers to enjoy. Night Watch is not an easy project to present or photograph yet time and time again I believe these nature shows become more outstanding.
Young and up and coming film makers in this genre have much to live up to and my belief is they will continue to deliver for everyone to enjoy not just here in Bristol or this country but shown worldwide leaving a truly rich legacy.