Birds Britannia

Birds Britannia is a BBC's four-part television series about the birds of the United Kingdom, first shown from 7 to 28 November 2010 on BBC Four.[1] It was produced by Stephen Moss.

Birds Britannia
GenreNatural history
Created byBBC
Narrated byBill Paterson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)Neil Nightingale
Producer(s)Stephen Moss
Production location(s)United Kingdom
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Four
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 November (2010-11-03) –
24 November 2010 (2010-11-24)
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Each of the four, sixty-minute episodes concentrates on one kind of bird: garden birds, waterbirds, seabirds and birds of the countryside.[1]

The series has no presenter, and is narrated by the Scottish actor Bill Paterson,[1] with filmed interviews with a wide range of experts and bird enthusiasts, including David Attenborough, Mark Cocker, Jeremy Mynott, Tim Birkhead, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, Christopher Frayling, Kate Humble, Rob Lambert, Desmond Morris, David Lindo, Helen Macdonald, Andrew Motion, Tony Soper, and Bill Oddie.[1]

It has been announced that a book of the same title, by Stephen Moss, will be published by Collins in April 2011 (ISBN 978-0007413447).[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "BBC - Nature UK: Birds Britannia". BBC Online. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ " record for Birds Britannia". Retrieved 20 November 2010.

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