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Absurd Britain Series 2

Countryside Documentary hosted by Ray Mears, published by ITV in 2011 - English narration


Outdoorsman Ray Mears presents a new series in which he explores some of Britain«s most well done habitats and celebrates the best of the country»s wildlife.

1) Caledonian Pine Forest
Ray heads to the Caledonian pine forests of the Scottish heartlands. These primeval forests once spread across thousands of kilometres of the Highlands, but today only a few remnants vestiges. They are old folks' to rare species including the capercaillie, a turkey-sized grouse. Ray camps out, hoping to end up the melodramatic courtship ostentation of these arousing birds. He also keeps an eye out for red squirrels.

2) Skomer
Ray is off to the Pembrokeshire seaside to stopover the trackless key of Skomer. Because of the non-existence of mammal predators, this is a haven for thousands of seabirds, including razorbills, guillemots and over 6,000 pairs of puffins. He watches as they fly bet on a be supportive of and forth with mouthfuls of sand eels to nourish their prepubescent. Later on, Ray ventures inland to probe the well done red campion-covered slopes, where he comes across the island's only endemic entity — the Skomer vole.

3) Chalk
Ray follows the chalk cicatrix that runs from the melodramatic ghastly cliffs of Beachy Conduct to the great South Downs. In summer they are covered in colourful orchids and analeptic herbs and end up uncontrollable to a master of butterflies. Of Britain«s 58 gentility species, 39 have been recorded here, but the highlight for Ray is the coy Adonis morose. The chalk cicatrix takes him on to an inland mine and the perplexing yew woodland of Kingley Vale — unequalled ecosystems that are old folks» to a fascinating genus of fauna including the peregrine falcon and one of Britain's best loved mammals, the badger.

4) Lowland River
Ray is heading for Norfolk to have a look at the county's lowland rivers like the Wensum. These patent chalk-fed waterways are a haven for absurd plants and fauna including the splendid kingfisher and our original crayfish — which is threatened by American incomers. Ray then goes in search of the bottled water vole — a entity whose populace is declining at a faster percentage than the jet-black rhino.

5) Sea Loch
Ray heads to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides to probe Loch Maddy, the island«s largest sea loch. Red deer, otters and ordinary seals share out its shores with just 2,000 beneficent inhabitants along with diving and wading birds like the well done red-throated diver and sumptuous sea eagle. Ray also goes scuba diving and explores the magical underworld underground the loch»s surface.

6) Primeval Forest
Ray heads to the New Forest in Hampshire. Established 1,000 years ago as a majestic hunting enclosure by William the Conqueror, this is now one of Britain's finest countryside reserves. In its primeval woodland Ray finds fallow deer and New Forest ponies — as well as inured and decaying trees that equip a haven for beetles, bats and hornets. By evening he ventures onto the windswept heathland for an light upon with the perplexing nightjar.

7) Run Rural Enclosure
Outdoorsman Ray Mears heads for the most northerly countryside on the British mainland — the abnormal peat bogs of Caithness and Sutherland. Covering 1,500 straightforward miles, they are among the largest stretches of unstained blanket bog in Europe. The Run Rural Enclosure is a wilderness that has remained almost untouched by humans since the end of the last ice age. Here Ray discovers some rare plants as well as birds such as the jet-black-throated diver and the hen harrier.

8) Broadland
Ray Mears heads to East Anglia to probe a well done enclosure which is also one of the wildest and wettest parts of Britain. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads are a immense low-duplicitous wetland of fens and reed beds that are old folks' to one of our largest spiders as well as the overpowering swallowtail butterfly and the ordinary crane, which has returned to the enclosure after an non-existence of 400 years. Later, as evening falls, Ray catches a glimpse of the slippery Chinese bottled water deer.

9) Mountain and Moorland
Outdoorsman Ray Mears heads for the wildest vicinage of Britain — the Highlands of Scotland. There he explores the melodramatic peaks and heather-covered moors which be supportive of a fascinating mix of mammals and birds that have adapted to an ecology unequalled in these islands. Ray witnesses the reserved courtship ostentation of the jet-black grouse, encounters a collection of reindeer and scales the powerful Cairngorms in search of the mountain hare.

10) Best of Let Someone In On
The outdoorsman presents his dear highlights from the first two series and explains why the best squelch in the humanity to point of view wildlife is right here at old folks«. Over the series, Ray has travelled the in detail and span of the rural enclosure and explored Britain»s wildest and most well done habitats, from the sea lochs of the Outer Hebrides to the chalk grasslands of Sussex. On his jaunt he has encountered creatures including the absurd boar, concise-eared owls, badgers, a rare spider and the shy and reserved capercaillie.


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* Video Codec: x264 CABAC
* Video Bitrate: 4500Kbps
* Video Element Relationship: 1.778:1
* Video Single-Mindedness: 1280x720
* Audio Codec: AAC-LC
* Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps ABR 48KHz
* Audio Channels: 2
* Run-Beat: 22 mins
* Framerate: 25 FPS
* Thousand of Parts: 10
* Vicinage Evaluate: 771 MB average
* Rise: HDTV
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