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    Big Cat Diary

    Big Cat Diary

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    Filmed in Masai Mara, Africa, big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs are shown in their natural habitat. The presenters offer commentary and focus on big cats with cubs and lion prides.moreless
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    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs

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    BBC (ended 2004)
    This six-part series, developed by Framestore Ltd. and the BBC, follows the life of Earth's greatest life forms through their reign over the Mesozoic world, from their humble beginning in the late Triassic, to their fall in the Cretaceous. Along the way, we are also witnessed to their reptilian cousins that ruled the seas and air during this fantastic time in Earth's history. Though one must keep in mind that the stories are mere speculation, the filmmakers enlisted the aide of scientists to provide them with as many facts as possible for this series. Walking with Dinosaurs scored the highest ratings for a cable series ever when it aired on the Discovery Channel. The series won an Annie, two BAFTAs, a Broadcasting Press Guild award, three Emmys Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour), Outstanding Sound Editing in Non-Fiction Program & Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (out of six nominations), the Peabody Award, three Royal Television Society awards, a TV Quick Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a Young Artist Award. Since this series aired, it has spawned several follow-up series, including The Ballad of Big Al, Walking with Beasts, Walking with Cavemen, and at least three specials hosted by naturalist Nigel Marven.moreless
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    Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages

    Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages

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    BBC
    Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages is a compilation of naturalist David Attenborough's "personal best" from his years with BBC television. Beyond the incredible, amazing natural wonders is David's own unique ability to share his personal sense of wonder and amazement. Follow David as he realizes a childhood dream when he travels to New Guinea to witness the magnificent birds-of-paradise, an experience that is shared through incredible wildlife filmmaking. "A Blank on the Map" follows David as he travels on foot to central New Guinea and encounters a native tribe that has never interacted with white explorers from the civilized world. "The Amber Time Machine" is an intriguing journey through time based on one of David's personal artifacts - a piece of amber. The episode is an in-depth study into the amber's prehistoric history. The seven episodes in this series represent some of David's most personal quests and passionate enthusiasms.moreless
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    Life in the Freezer

    Life in the Freezer

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    BBC (ended 1993)
    Life in the Freezer is a six part BBC documentary series about life in Antarctica and a natural history of one of the coldest places on Earth.
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    Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

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    BBC
    Good Neighbours is the BBC comedy television series about the relationship between two couples who are polar opposites. On his 40th birthday, Tom Good (Richard Briers) and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) tire of the rat race and decide to adopt a simple, back to nature lifestyle that includes pigs, chickens and animal waste induced electricity. The Good's newfound lifestyle doesn't go over well with their more conventional, social-climbing neighbors Jerry (Paul Eddington) and Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith).moreless