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Old 03-01-2011, 21:19   #1
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What pees me off about all these nature programmes...

There's a show on about bears and the presenter seems to think that seeing his face on camera is a great idea. It's the same with Bruce Parry, Steve Backshall, Bear Grylls etc.

Get yer face OFF the screen and show us the scenery, you ego-maniacs.

and breathe... hommmmmmm.
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Old 03-01-2011, 21:33   #2
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Who wouldnt want to see this

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Bruce Parry and Bear Grylls are not nature presenters are they? Bruce's programmes are more of an anthropological nature and therefore he needs to interact with the communities. Bear is a survivalist so he also needs to show what he is doing.

There are tons of natural history documentaries with only a narrator, there was a Polar bear documentary only last week, plus repeats of Wild China and Yellowstone.

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Old 04-01-2011, 00:05   #4
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I don't like it either. Most of the time we see them rather than what they are looking at. I hate when there is something to see and the camera pans to the person. Why do we need to see them at all, just record the animals and narrate over the top.
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The Phillippa Forrester one "Halcyon River Diaries" massively rankled me the other day. Not just because she was once top TV totty for a huge number of men of a certain age, but what on earth has marrying that bloke done to her, has anyone else ever managed to go quite that frumpy. But it had such a sickening mix of smugness (hey look at our massive country house with massive river meadow that we've taken it upon ourselves to meddle with) combined with supreme weakness (ok we've caught the mink but are now too crap to do what the law says needs to be done). **** off, and take your annoying brat offspring with you!
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Actually the thing that is starting to annoy me more than ever is th needless interfering just to bring us these close-encounters. Deadly 60 is the main culprint.
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Respect to David Attenborough

His nature programmes are the best anyway. Currently working my way through the Life blu-ray

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Bruce Parry and Bear Grylls are not nature presenters are they? Bruce's programmes are more of an anthropological nature and therefore he needs to interact with the communities. Bear is a survivalist so he also needs to show what he is doing.

There are tons of natural history documentaries with only a narrator, there was a Polar bear documentary only last week, plus repeats of Wild China and Yellowstone.

Caught some of the Yellowstone repeats over Christmas and it did make me want to go and visit Yellowstone at some point, maybe not in winter though.
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