Nature Documentaries

Malone's Metamorphosis an Odd Change of Tone

Olly Lennard | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

In this standalone film Malone explores the science of alteration in nature, with the expected looks at the life cycles of caterpillars, sea urchins and tadpoles. As you'd expect from any decent nature documentary there's plenty of "Ooh!" shots of X-rayed animals, underwater footage and some excellent time-lapse photography.

Polar Bears - One Born Every Minute

Nick Harrison | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Nick Harrison

Nature documentaries never aim to project complete realism onto our screens. Killer whales don't actually chew on penguins in slow-motion. The Antarctic landscape doesn't glisten and sweep like a David Lean epic, its inhabitants are not permanently viewed through a cinematic filter that would make a tramp's mongrel look like the most majestic of all God's beasts.

BBC To Drop Frozen Planet Climate Change Episode 'To Help Foreign Sales'

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

The BBC is defending a decision to drop Frozen Planet's climate change episode to help the show sell better abroad, in the face of criticism from envi...