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Old Tuesday 30th January 2018, 21:51   #1
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Springwatch 2018

Normally as has happened before Springwatch remains at the same venue for three years. But with Springwatch and Autumnwatch 2017 and Winterwatch 2018 been at the same venue. Iím just wondering whether Springwatch 2018 will be at a new venue because of that reason.
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Old Wednesday 31st January 2018, 07:06   #2
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Old Wednesday 31st January 2018, 18:41   #3
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Reckon they'll definitely stick with Sherborne.
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I think new location and will be good to see it through the seasons. Shame they did not do that with Minsmere.
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I think new location and will be good to see it through the seasons. Shame they did not do that with Minsmere.
Iím hoping that Springwatch will be a new location, and I hope that Springwatch will be at a destination further north than is the norm for Springwatch and hopefully a location looked after by one of the smaller organisations for a change such as one of the County Trusts on Springwatch.
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Well at the end of Springwatch they didn’t say whether they would be at a new venue or staying at Sherborne Park. They normally say at the end of Winterwatch whether they will be back at the same Springwatch Venue or as at the end of Winterwatch 2017 they mentioned it would be at a new venue without mentioning on that date that Springwatch 2017 would be at Sherborne Park. So it’s still a bit of a mystery whether Springwatch 2018 will be a new Venue or remaining at Sherborne Park.
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The way they thanked the estate and said goodbye at the end of episode 4 made me think it is a new place in Spring.
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Totally agree with this.

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Iím hoping that Springwatch will be a new location, and I hope that Springwatch will be at a destination further north than is the norm for Springwatch and hopefully a location looked after by one of the smaller organisations for a change such as one of the County Trusts on Springwatch.
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MHG has announced he is leaving ____watch after 12 years.
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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 21:20   #10
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The trouble with finding Springwatch venues is the space needed for the production village, it is a much bigger operation than Autumn or Winter. I understand that two football pitch sized space is needed, plus a photogenic space for the studio, all of which is away from public access. For example they did Autumnwatch from Leighton Moss but couldn't find a way to fit in Springwatch.

This year should offer more flexibility as there is no Glastonbury festival, all the live outside broadcast kit used at Springwatch usually goes straight onto Glastonbury.
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I’m wondering when the announcement about Springwatch 2018 will be, as to whether Springwatch 2018 will be the same venue as in 2017 or whether Springwatch will be somewhere new in 2018!
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I wonder if there will be a new presenter since Martin left or are they just going to keep it as Chris,Michaela & Gillian.
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The latest BBC Wildlife magazine confirms: NT Sherborne. Chris & Michaela plus Gillian as a roving reporter. 28th May for three weeks.
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The latest BBC Wildlife magazine confirms: NT Sherborne. Chris & Michaela plus Gillian as a roving reporter. 28th May for three weeks.
Well if Springwatch 2018 is going to be back at NT Sherborne again, I for one wonít be watching Springwatch this year. It was the worst venue ever for Springwatch in 2017, and to make matters worse that same venue was at Autumnwatch and Winterwatch.
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What was it that you didn't like, I thought it was an excellent venue?

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I don't understand the problem with the venue as per above post as surely it's the wildlife that's important?

Some folk can't abide CP but will still watch for the great footage that they're unlikely to come close to encountering in a lifetime of in the field viewing.

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No Unsprung and it seems to no red-button morning/lunch/afternoon shows. Guess their budgets are still being cut...
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No Unsprung and it seems to no red-button morning/lunch/afternoon shows. Guess their budgets are still being cut...
Well thereís been no Webcams via the red button on Autumnwatch and Winterwatch for the last few years. It seems quite sad that these live wildlife programmes are having cuts made to them. But i suppose if other programmes are being affected, you canít leave wildlife programmes from the cuts either.
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I understand that the logistics for Spring Watch are complex and the physical area needed for all the outside broadcast equipment is demanding. I suspect the choice of locations is quite limited.
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It would be nice if Springwatch went further North for a change as the last few areas in recent times have been in places in Southern England or near there such as Wales. Possibly areas in Northern England, Scotland or Northern Ireland and one belonging to a smaller organisation such as the County Wildlife Trusts or Scottish Wildlife Trust instead of one of the big wildlife charity’s,
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It would be nice if Springwatch went further North for a change as the last few areas in recent times have been in places in Southern England or near there such as Wales. Possibly areas in Northern England, Scotland or Northern Ireland and one belonging to a smaller organisation such as the County Wildlife Trusts or Scottish Wildlife Trust instead of one of the big wildlife charityís,
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Yeah that be good, enjoyed it so far Steve Backshall is a great guest presenter prefer him to Martin.
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Martin got pushed, as he was a middle aged white male, who wasn't representative of British Society allegedly. In fact, he said as much himself.
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Martin got pushed, as he was a middle aged white male, who wasn't representative of British Society allegedly. In fact, he said as much himself.
They seem to have replaced him with another middle aged white male so perhaps that wasn't the reason.
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We record SW to watch later in the evening This allows us to fast forward Martin's female replacement. We just cannot get on with her hesitant style and arm waving.

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