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Weekly TV Diary 28 November - 4 December (U K Channels) (1 Viewer)

A CHAPLIN

Well-known member
*Stands for repeat programme
T Stands for Subtitled Programme
Video Plus+ Nos.
Monday 28th
*T BBC1 3.20 - 3.50 am Sign Zone: Bill Oddie’s How to Watch Wildlife - Pembrokeshire
VP 39157
*T BBC2 800 - 8.00 am Really Wild Show Nick tracks down grizzly bears, Michaela catches up with the Really Wild Family and Eils learns the craft of being a wildlife cameraman.
VP 63848
*T BBC1 9.15 - 10.00 am Animal Park
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*T BBC 2 10.00 - 10.30 am The future is Wild - The Cold Kansas Desert. Humans are extinct and the drier climate has had dramatic effects on the interior of the North American continent, turning it into a vast, cool desert frequently battered by fierce sandstorms
VP 21409
NEW SERIES ** Sorry Scotland you miss out you have International Open Bowling all week instead
T BBC2 3.00 - 3.30 pm Hands on Nature - Chris Packham presents a guide to the UK’s wildlife hotspots. Chris and his team go island hopping to discover where to go swimming with seals and where you’re guaranteed to get really close to puffins.
VP 5225
T Channel 4 9.00 - 10.00 pm Time Team Special - Journey to Stonehenge - The time have set themselves the task of constructing a full-size replica of a monument that once existed within Durrington Walls, a henge down the road from Stonehenge.
VP 2003
Tuesday 29th
*T BBC1 2.40 - 3.40 am Coast - Liverpool to Carlisle
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*T BBC2 800 - 8.00 am Really Wild Show - Nick heads to the jungles of Borneo to find the secretive flying lemur, Michaela joins the ER at a bird hospital in Canada and Eils learns the skill of falconry.
VP 40829
*T BBC1 9.15 - 10.00 am Animal Park
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*T BBC 2 10.00 - 10.30 am The Future is Wild - Waterland - 100 million years in the future - volcanoes have turned Earth into a hothouse, the Bay of Bengal is enclosed. The Himalayas are eroded to low hills. Scientists, using state-of-the-art animation, bring to life weird and wonderful creatures such as Swampus, Toraton and Lurkfish.
VP 11900
*T BBC2 11.10 - 12.00 pm Timewatch - Drake’s last voyage On 28 January 1596, Sir Francis Drake was buried at sea, off the coast of Panama. This film retraces his strange odyssey to shores which remain virtually unchanged to this day.
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T BBC2 Not Scotland 3.00 - 3.30 pm Hands on Nature: Parks - Chris visits some of the country’s parks and estates to reveal the ideal place to spot red deer rutting and witness the amazing spectacle of a dawn swarm of the country’s tiniest bat.
VP 8788
*T BBC2 Northern Ireland 7.00 - 7.50 pm Natural World - The King Cobra and I
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*T BBC2 Wales 7.00 - 7.30 pm Bill Oddie’s How to Watch Wildlife - November by the Severn
VP 3097
T BBC2 Wales 7.30 - 8.00 pm Jamie Owens Welsh Journeys - Porth Dinllaen to Dun Laoghaire
VP 487
*T BBC 2 Northern Ireland 7.50 - 8.00 pm West Coast Otters
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Wednesday 30th
*BBC1 2.55 - 3.45 am Sign Zone: Natural World - Return of the Eagle Owl
VP 6485214
*T BBC2 800 - 8.00 am Really Wild Show Michaela finds out why Baboons have become a nuisance in South Africa. Nick heads for the mangroves of Borneo to see a monkey with a big nose and Eils entertains some chimps.
VP 23030
*T BBC1 9.15 - 10.00 am Animal Park
VP 7413301
T BBC Not Scotland 2 3.00 - 3.30 pm Hands on Nature - Chris goes whale watching off the Scottish coast and uncovers the secrets of one of the country’s top locations for rockpooling
VP 6127
T Channel 5 7.15 - 8.00 pm Deep Blue: Dolphin Acrobats - The second programme in the series gives us a unique window into the varied lives of the dolphins. Slick, friendly performers and gentle companions? This is how we usually see dolphins, but it’s an incomplete picture. Their apparent intelligence and incredible physical adaptations combine to shape a complex animal capable of feats from speed-swimming to shocking aggression.
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T BBC2 7.30 - 8.00 pm Rough Science - A team of scientists pool their wits to complete a series of challenges high up in the peaks of Colorado in an old ore-processing mill, in the San Juan mountains, part of the spectacular Rocky Mountains range. The team includes Mike Bullivant, physicist and engineer Jonathan Hare, botanist Ellen McCallie and earth-scientist Hermione Cockburn. The next challenge is to explore an abandoned mine, which means making a flammable gas detector and a hand-powered light course. They also have to find a way to detect radioactivity, all in just three days.
VP 189
T BBC2 8.00 - 8.50 pm Natural World - Flying with Condors - How a British hang gliding expedition attempted to fly with Condors in the Patagonian Andes. World champion glider Judy Leden was determined to see if it was possible to study them from the air, but crashed gliders, broken bones and bad weather brought her whole mission into doubt, and fostered a new respect for South America’s lord of the skies.
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T BBC 2 8.590 - 9.00 pm Squirrel Island - Documentary about the community of wild red squirrels on the island of Brownsea in Poole harbour, one of the few places left in the UK in which they still thrive. The squirrels share their island with breeding colonies of birds, timid sika deer and migrants which stop off at the island to refuel.
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T Channel 5 8.00 - 9.00 pm The Hurricane that Drowned New Orleans - Documentary telling the story of one of the most violent storms this century. Hurricane Katrina left in its wake more than 1300 dead, hundreds of thousands homeless and one of the most vibrant cities in America silenced, drowning and nearly destroyed. But in Katrina’s wake there are questions. Was the storm a predictable disaster? The programme charts the disaster as it unfolds and asks who knew what and when?
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T BBC1 9.00 - 10.00 pm Life in the Undergrowth: Taking to the Air - David Attenborough shows how male cicadas respond to the females’ clicking sound in this delight of a natural history film. It’s churlish to pick out one scene like this when the whole film is awash with glories, but it’s fascinating to watch and we also get to see what happens when a cicada responds to Attenborough’s clicking fingers and promptly runs into our favourite presenter’s ear. It’s obvious he’s wincing with pain, though the chuckling film crew drown out a lot.
VP 4479
Thursday 1st
*T BBC1 Sign Zone 2.40 - 3.40 am - Coast - Northern Ireland
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T BBC2 4.00 - 6.00 am Science Zone: A look at science in the wider world. This programme looks at three units, Living, Plants and Animals and The Earth and Beyond.
VP 53081
*T BBC2 800 - 8.30 am Really Wild Show - Eils runs an exotic pet shop. Nick goes on a mission to find the giant monitor lizard. Michaela jets off to La Gomera in the Canary Islands, home to the rarest lizards in the world.
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*T BBC1 9.15 - 10.00 am Animal Park
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T BBC1 10.00 - 10.30 am The Future is Wild: Flooded World - 100 million years in the future the Earth is a steamy hothouse covered in warm shallow seas. Eminent scientists, with the help of state of-the-art animation brings to life such creatures as ocean phantoms, reef gliders and spindle troopers.
VP 38361
T BBC2 Not Scotland 3.00 - 3.30 pm Hands on Nature - Chris heads for the uplands to show you how to spot the mysterious mountain animals of the Cairngorms and discover why Dartmoor is a hotspot for pied flycatchers, tree creepers and wood ants.
VP 8197
T BBC2 Scotland 6.30 - 7.00 pm Tir is Teanga - Hillwalker Colin Macleod discovers the meaning of the place names of the Highland landscape. In this edition he climbs North Uist’s highest hill in the mist, and explores the island’s hazardous coastline.
VP 62
T Channel 5 7.15 - 8.00 pm The Real Jaws: Great Ocean Adventure Monty Halls comes nose to fin with the sea’s most magnificent creatures. The adventure continues in Cape Town. After diving with a mammoth colony of playful seals, and confronting shady characters from the illegal poaching trade, Monty decides to take the plunge with the master predator of the oceans, the most feared animal on earth, the Great White Shark.
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Friday 2nd
*T BBC2 800 - 8.00 am Really Wild Show Pride Special - Michaela finds out what it takes to be a safari vet. Nick tracks down some rare desert elephants and Eils helps a sick antelope at Chester Zoo
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*T BBC1 9.15 - 10.00 am Animal Park
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T BBC1 10.00 - 10.30 am The Future is Wild: Tropical Antarctica - 100 million years in the future - volcanoes belching out greenhouse gases have made Earth into a hothouse. Antarctica has been pulled north and now lies in the tropis. Scientists with the help of state-of the-art animation bring to life Roachcutters, Falconflies and Spitfire beetles.
VP 65227
T BBC2 Not Scotland 3.00 - 3.30 pm Hands on Nature - Chris learns how to spot dragonflies in East Anglia and listens to the mysterious call of the Bittern in Lancashire
VP 5289
T BBC2 Northern Ireland 7.30 - 8.00 pm Rough Science - A team of scientists pool their wits to complete a series of challenges high up in the peaks of Colorado in an old ore-processing mill, in the San Juan mountains, part of the spectacular Rocky Mountains range. The team includes Mike Bullivant, physicist and engineer Jonathan Hare, botanist Ellen McCallie and earth-scientist Hermione Cockburn. The next challenge is to explore an abandoned mine, which means making a flammable gas detector and a hand-powered light course. They also have to find a way to detect radioactivity, all in just three days.
VP 95
Sunday 4th
T BBC1 England 11.00 - 12.00 Countryfile - John Craven and Charlotte Smith are at the seaside to find out how coastal towns keep going through the winter. This week’s video diary follows the work of a donkey rescue charity in the Sudan.
VP 53926
T BBC2 Scotland 11.30 - 12.20 pm Landward - Lindsay Cannon visits Marigny in Switzerland to learn about the traditional sport of cow-fighting. The Heron breed of cow is naturally aggressive but it’s the female cows rather than the bulls that do the fighting. Lindsay travels high into the Alps to see a traditional fight known as a melange and follows a Heron breeder to the highlight of the cow-fighting year, the Combat de Reines.
VP 6926
T ITV1 12.25 - 12.55 pm The Crocodile Hunter Diaries - Working with Legends
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T BBC2 6.20 - 6.30 pm Dive Caribbean: Coral Reef World freediving champion Tanya Streeter goes on an underwater adventure, swimming alongside the fascinating marine life that inhabits the beautiful Caribbean. Her destination is Belize’s famous Blue Hole where she dives to 40m and holds her breath for over 2 minutes as she explores the hidden secrets of this vast underwater cave. And in the world’s second largest barrier reef, Tanya comes face-to-face with a manatee.
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T BBC2 6.30 - 7.00 pm A Wild Cairngorms in Winter - Simon Donald narrates a documentary about the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands, one of the wildest places in the UK, especially during winter. A mountainous park where wolves, buffalo and beavers still roam, reminders of Scotland’s Ice Age past and the landscape here is almost Arctic. The people that live here, work alongside some of Britain’s rarest and most unusual wildlife including capercaille and wildcats. But, there is a felling that winters in the Cairngorms are changing, with the changing climate, the future of these spectacular snow-capped mountains and their unique wildlife could be an uncertain one. (How in 30 minutes can they do full justice to this wonderful area, let alone how climate change could affect it. BBC this could have been 2 1 hourly programmes at least) my words folks, any comments to the BBC please, let they know we care about our environment and its wildlife.
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T BBC1 9.00 - 10.00 pm Egypt: The Secrets of the Hieroglyphs - The concluding part of the story of Jean-Francois Champoillon’s struggle to break the code of Ancient Egypt to the world. Having made his breakthrough in developing a hieroglyphic alphabet, Champollion finally travels to Egypt. But he faces challenges from the Church, nervous that he might uncover details that contradict biblical chronology, and from his own failing health.
VP 4487
T BBC2 10.00 - 10.30 pm Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank - The Death of Ancient Egypt. On an island in the River Nile. Dan visit’s the last know hieroglyphic inscription in Egypt and discovers the surprising truth about that responsible for the final brutal collapse of this great civilisation. Travelling from Alexandria in the north to the beautiful temples of Dendera and Philae, Dan traces the key events that marked the decline in the fortunes of the Ancient Egyptians.
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John M

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Hands on nature.....new series.

Veiwers in Scotland can still see it, if they have sky. Just go to channel 959 on SKY (BBC2 England) or 961 on SKY (BBC2 Wales) to watch or record.

Cheers.
 

A CHAPLIN

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Thanks Guys,

I am glad you are happy with the selection this week, sadly not enough nature on Sundays for some of us. I don't even bother putting tv on.

Thanks John for the information for our Scottish members I hated to think they were all missing a daily nature programme and a New Series not repeats.
 

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