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🎬 Ytene England's Ancient Forest. An NHU Production for BBC2. Filmed over two years by Manuel Hinge and narrated by John Nettles.'Ytene' is an ancient name for the area now known as the New Forest. It was the site of the Jutish Kingdom and translates as "Jute", or "of the Jutes". An early Anglo Saxon tribe known to live in the southern parts of Wessex.Ytene explores the wildlife found in the New Forest in southern England. The woodland, bogs and heaths of the area are home to wild ponies, fallow deer, badgers, foxes, wildfowl, and insects. Seasonal changes are shown, and some elusive species, such as firecrests, hawfinches, woodlarks and tadpole shrimps are pictured.The programme is interwoven with historical re-enactments and describes the change in land use from mediaeval times.Filmed and Directed by Manuel HingeMusic by Martin KiszkoFilm Editor Martin ElsburyDubbing Editor Angela GrovesDubbing Mixer Graham WildUnit Manager Christina HamiltonProduction Assistant Elizabeth ToogoodField Assistant Len MummerySound Recordist Nigel TuckerProduced by Steve NichollsExecutive Producer John SparksOriginally broadcast in The Natural World series 1995This is the version as aired on BBC in 1995.Our thanks to The Natural History Unit for supplying the original master.Film upscaled by New Forest Gateway (Media Archive).