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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 12:00   #1
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Autumnwatch 2018

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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 13:36   #2
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Thats been known since the end of Springwatch, when Chris Packham and Co announced that. Im not to keen on Autumnwatch going to New England as I would prefer Autumnwatch to be in the UK as usual.
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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 14:07   #3
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Just an excuse for the BBC to waste more licence payers money and give the presenters a bit of a jolly. Totally needless.
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Old Monday 10th September 2018, 16:36   #4
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It will be on October 15th
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Thats been known since the end of Springwatch, when Chris Packham and Co announced that. Im not to keen on Autumnwatch going to New England as I would prefer Autumnwatch to be in the UK as usual.
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I agree Ian - I have no affinity with New England flora & fauna I'm afraid. Would much rather they stuck to the UK.
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Old Tuesday 11th September 2018, 04:59   #6
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Don't think I,ll be watching it
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Old Thursday 13th September 2018, 07:53   #7
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Have to say I don't understand that mentality. Nature is amazing wherever it is, and by holding it where they are it'll hopefully reduce their reliance on our more overused species. Would yet another covering of the red deer rut really be more interesting?
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Old Thursday 13th September 2018, 08:15   #8
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I think it's to do with the concept that it was UK based. Species of wildlife you could hopefully see and hear if you were able to travel the length and breadth or just in your back garden.
Also that the various locations and outside broadcasts reflected the variety and geographic diversity of the UK.
Also, as mentioned, only so many items about kingfishers, barn owls and red deer ruts before it gets "tired".
Hence travelling and bringing some new species and locations to us from the New World. What to expect?
I'll kick off with Moose, raccoons, brown bears and bald eagle as articles. All based from a log cabin scenario surrounded by a palette of autumnal coloured sycamores, aspen and birch.
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I think it's to do with the concept that it was UK based. Species of wildlife you could hopefully see and hear if you were able to travel the length and breadth or just in your back garden.
Also that the various locations and outside broadcasts reflected the variety and geographic diversity of the UK.
Also, as mentioned, only so many items about kingfishers, barn owls and red deer ruts before it gets "tired".
Hence travelling and bringing some new species and locations to us from the New World. What to expect?
I'll kick off with Moose, raccoons, brown bears and bald eagle as articles. All based from a log cabin scenario surrounded by a palette of autumnal coloured sycamores, aspen and birch.
I agree that the UK version was becoming tired, samey and unfortunately the idea of a complete refresh with lesser known species replacing the over-used ones seems to be beyond the team.

Some of us have been advocating going further afield for some time and since I guess during the throes of Brexit the idea of Falsterbo and other European hotspots was probably not favoured, New England's legendary autumn colours and species such as North American Porcupines, Black Bears (no Griz in New England I suspect) and perhaps some late/previously filmed North American passerine migration will be marvellous.

Anyone not watching will miss out on a treat.

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It be interesting how it goes.
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Old Thursday 20th September 2018, 21:36   #11
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Is October 15th too son for peak autumn colours in New England?
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I also find it weird wildlife enthusiasts would shun the programme just because it's coming from outside the UK! Looking forward to it!
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Nice they are doing something different.
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If they are doing It from foreign lands,perhaps some place In Europe would have been better.At least some viewers may know the area already or would be prompted to visit after watching the programme.

I doubt watching North American wildlife,shall see a rush of bookings to visit the area.I do enjoy watching wildlife on TV but this series,shall not be on my; "Not To Be Missed" list.
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If they are doing It from foreign lands,perhaps some place In Europe would have been better.At least some viewers may know the area already or would be prompted to visit after watching the programme.

I doubt watching North American wildlife,shall see a rush of bookings to visit the area.I do enjoy watching wildlife on TV but this series,shall not be on my; "Not To Be Missed" list.
I rather suspect the decision to move to USA rather than than a European location was financial. No doubt there is a sales market for this type of high quality wildlife programming in the USA but not in non-English speaking European countries. Looking forward to it myself though.
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Two weeks today it will be on.
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Old Monday 15th October 2018, 06:32   #17
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Looking forward to Autumnwatch tonight.
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Thanks for the reminder Euan. Got to set to record.
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Was rather good thought I wasn't going to like it but found it interesting
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Was rather good thought I wasn't going to like it but found it interesting
Agree Euan, it was better than I was expecting.

I'm actually glad they're doing something a little different. Whilst it's great promoting British wildlife, the last couple of series of both AW & SW were getting a bit samey.
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Not sure, parts of it now are like a romantic movie. Chris P. and Michaela S. heading off in a gaz guzzling 1960s pick up to drive through the scenic Autumn fall forests, stopping at the kissing bridge for more "chemistry and character moments".
No longer about the wildlife anymore but more presenter orientated with a few token segments of wildlife video thrown in.

Never see Attenborough doing this - he presented the wildlife and behaviour first and foremost, backed up with the science behind it - all in a humbling manner.

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Shame they didn't point out the Northern Flicker during the black bear footage.
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Whilst others will disagree, I found that the UK programme was getting very tired, predictable and, to be honest, somewhat boring. Going to the USA has injected new life into the format. I'd have much preferred a Europe-based edition since the general public are ill-served when it comes to TV programmes on European wildlife. As a result, many are unaware that we have wolves, bears, lynx etc in Europe and spectacles like the mass migration of raptors in Spain. I suspect that PennineBirder is right and the stumbling block is financial but one would have hoped that a joint production with the local (or other) TV companies would provide sufficient off-set to make it viable.
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I enjoyed Gillians film on the birdlife too.
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I enjoyed it. Far more interesting than rutting deer which seem to take up 80% of every UK based Autumnwatch. I didn't think the autumn colours were that spectacular - I've seen better in Burnham Beeches! - so Himalaya may be right in saying it was a bit early.

How weird not to want to appreciate the wildlife of New England.
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