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Another vote for Simon King
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Quote: Who will take over from David Attenbough?
I vaguely recall a lady who has done some wildlife documentaries, possibly something to do with "Big Cats" ? but alas I cannot remember her name just now.
Do you mean Saba Douglas-Hamilton on Big Cat Diary?
I think David Attenbrough has fireside manner that communicates his wonder of the natural world, not just adding a commentary to a programme. Simon King is OK in short doses but I am not sure I could put up with im for a 12-programme series.
I liked the style of Gordon Buchanan who presented the short series 'The Bear Family and me'.
In reality, I don't think that anyone could replace David Attenborough.
Someone will have to when he retires, unless of course they totally stop making this sort of series. Is there anything else they can do a mega-series on?
I have it on good authority from media luvvies that, at present, any producer wanting to make a major natural history series just needs to say the words "David Attenborough" to guarantee funding and acceptance!
I doubt there is anyone else - as yet - who could fulfil that role, from a commercial point of view. Luckily Attenborough has said he no intention whatever of retiring. But it is possible that big budget series will become a rarity, if he is no longer available for this type of thing.
Quote: unless of course they totally stop making this sort of series.
That could well be the case Denny.
All of these series (and let's not forget that they go back decades) rely upon Attenborough's input.
If there's no-one else that can command that kind of interest, and I don't think for a moment that there is anyone, then it will be the end of an era in braodcasting.
It would be similar to that ludicrous farce when one of the TV companies used Philip Scofield to cover the recent(ish) Royal Wedding because they couldn't get Dimbleby to do it.
I'm glad we can get it here on the slightly illegal satellite.
I don't understand why BBC dosn't allow you to subscribe outside the UK
Quote: I don't understand why BBC dosn't allow you to subscribe outside the UK
Because they like to tax people for using there service
Probably because people in the UK pay to receive the BBC and it would be too much messing to set up some sort of payment scheme to receive the service abroad.
Don't forget that Auntie Beeb buys in the UK broadcasting rights for many foreign (and probably quite a few UK) productions, but does not have the right to broadcast them outside the UK.
Over here, I get all the BBC channels on cable but they still don't allow me to use iPlayer.
Sounds like a plan...
TRY taking a holiday to the artic circle instead of Costa Lotta for a change.
We went on a cruise from Harwich last year and saw amazing scenery and wildlife Ok so it was cold so you dress appropriately after all you wouldn't take a fur coat to Costa Lotta.
Definetly going back for more and watching "Frozen Planet" just makes me want to get back there sooner rather than later
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