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  • New Forest Adders (2005) Narrated by Bill Oddie

    🎬New Forest Adders, Filmed by Manuel Hinge for BBC. Narrated by Bill Oddie. Part of the 2005 'Wildlife Shorts' season.

    The New Forest is one of the few places in Britain where you can find all six of the UK's reptile species living together - but the leader of the pack has to be the infamous adder.

    This film offers a rare insight into the life of the adder, following them and the other reptiles through a typical season. The male adders emerge early in the year in this stunning setting. They soon shed their dull winter coat, reveal their bright spring colours, and then they are ready to find a mate through one of the most amazing and rarely seen wildlife spectacles...the adders' dance.

    Narrated by Bill Oddie
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Online Editor Michael Chichester
    Online Editor Adrian Rigby
    Dubbing Editor
    Paul Fisher
    Dubbing Mixer Adam Palmer
    Production Manager Jon Cox
    Production Co-ordinator Esther Purcell
    Series Producer wendy Drake
    Esecutive Producer Fiona Pitcher
    Producer Robert Yeoman

    BBC Bristol 2005
    3180 Views
  • New Forest Badgers (2015) Narrated by Allan Corduner

    🎬New Forest Badgers, Filmed by Manuel Hinge for BBC. Part of the 'Wildlife Shorts' season.

    The badger is one of Britain's best-loved animals, and yet it is rarely seen. In the New Forest, the first evidence of the badgers are the setts which they occupy. But once an occupied sett has been spotted, many hours of patience are needed just to get the smallest glimpse of these elusive animals. This intimate portrait follows the badgers through their busiest time of year, giving an insight into their lives.

    This is one of nineteen episodes from the Wildlife Shorts season.

    Narrated by Allan Corduner
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Editor Mike Crawford
    Colourist Adrian Rigby
    Dubbing Editor James Burchill
    Dubbing Mixer Adam Palmer
    Production Manager Jon Cox
    Production Co-ordinator Clare Bean
    Series Producer Webdy Darke
    Executive Producer Vyv Simson
    Producer Robert Yeoman
    BBC Bristol
    3153 Views
  • Southampton, A Tram Journey (1900)

    🎬An unnamed local filmmaker set up his camera on the top deck of a Southampton Tram. The result is a wonderful window on life in the last year of the Victorian age.

    Southampton 1900, A Tram Journey. Starting at North Gate, Bargate Arch. North along Above Bar Street. Finishing at The Clock Tower, Palmerston Park.
    3050 Views
  • New Forest Life (2006)

    🎬 (aka) A NEW LIFE - Chris Packham looks at the £2.9m project to restore the New Forest's wetlands. The New Forest Life Partnership. Sustainable Wetland Restoration in the New Forest. The documentary was filmed over four years to show the work undertaken and the impact on the Forest's wetlands.

    Presenter Chris Packham
    Filmed by Manuel Hinge
    Editor Peter Dobson
    Carnyx Wild ©2006 & 2015

    The Restoration Project ran from 2002 to 2006.
    The project restored a total of:
    🟢261 hectares of riverine woodland
    🟢18 hectares of bog woodland
    🟢141 hectares of wet grassland
    🟢184 hectares of valley mire
    🟢10 kilometres of river

    More Information (Copy & Paste):
    https://www.iucn-uk-peatlandprogramme.org/projects/new-forest-life-iii-wetlands-project-0
    2986 Views
  • Hold Your Horses, A Secret Life (1950)

    🎬Gaumont British Instructional Film includes wonderful sequences of a Pony Drift 70 years ago. Plus great shots of city life that still embraced horses.

    New Forest ponies shown living on the open forest. A young horse named 'Tuppence' dreams of what it's like to be grown up. He imagines all types of roles for a grown up horse.

    Working Horses in London merge seamlessly with modern motor cars and lorries, as they pull all types of carriages and carts. Long distance stagecoach work along Britain's arterial road network. Royal duties, conveying kings and queens. Working on the farm, a ploughing team.

    Back on the New Forest. A question and answer section to see how observant the viewer has been.

    A pony roundup or Drift. A sequence that includes an enthusiastic Border Collie running with it's master. The Narrator describes 'How to catch a pony': "Ride up behind it, grab hold of its tail and give several quick circular turns. With its balance upset, it is thrown to the ground. Dismount from your horse and sit on the ponies head. You can now put a halter on the pony".... SIMPLE.

    Some excellent dynamic shots of riders and ponies as they reach and gather in the pound. Commoners using poles and rope loops to select ponies for a health check.

    Stabling and horse riding. The final scene is of a family out and about, riding in one of London's great parks.

    Gaumont British Instructional Ltd. Production
    Released by General Film Distributors
    J, Arthur Rank Presentation
    Released in 1950

    Formed in 1933, Gaumont British Instructional made nearly 400 films for schools and Cinema Clubs to educate and entertain children. Founder, Harry Bruce Woolfe had a passion for 'Visual Education' and with the help of other recruits from the ranks of British Gaumont staff, they worked closely with education establishments to produce a raft of films over the coming years. By 1954, Gaumont British Instructional had been absorbed into the Rank Organization's main body of production.
    2834 Views
  • Pony Drift: The British "Wild West" (2018)

    🎬Pony Drift: The British "Wild West" BBC Earth. Horse racing in the forest is an excellent occasion to see some breath taking "pony drifts", where riders gather up and herd the ponies at high speeds. The film features many recognizable faces including father and son, Richard and Robert Stride.
    2809 Views

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