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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

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Win Foyle's War

The Complete Series Eight, Released on DVD, 19th January

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with the RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label to offer three lucky readers the chance to win Foyle's War, The Complete Series Eight on DVD.

Michael Kitchen returns to the screen as the inimitable Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle in a brand new series which finds him working with MI5 after the Second World War. It will air on ITV1 in January 2015 followed by its DVD release courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label.

Foyle is a man of scrupulous integrity who, having survived the First World War and solved crime in the Second, now finds himself working with MI5 to keep the country safe, while bringing justice to those who deserve it.

The series comes to DVD as a bumper three-disc set on 19th January 2015, complete with two hours of exclusive behind the scenes features including extensive interviews with Anthony Horowitz on the true history behind each episode. The new series consists of three powerful new films.

Episode 1 High Castle

Foyle is drawn into the world of corrupt Nazi businessmen when a University Professor is found brutally murdered in a London park. When it transpires the Professor was working as a translator in Nuremberg, Foyle realises there are powerful people trying to conceal secrets from the war.

Episode 2 Trespass

Tasked with ensuring security at a high level Palestinian conference, with signs that a plot to bomb the conference may be under way, Foyle faces a race against time to uncover not only the truth, but where the truth lies.

Episode 3 Elise

When his colleague Hilda Pierce is nearly killed in an attempted assassination, Foyle must re-examine her top-secret role during the war to find out if there was a traitor at the heart of the Special Operations Executive.

Special features include:

· Meeting John Mahoney

· A Day in the Life of Foyle's War

· Back in Time with Foyle's War

· The Truth Behind Fiction - three post script interviews with writer Anthony Horowitz and historian Terry Charman.

Foyle's War The Complete Series Eight is certificate 12. RRP is £24.99 for the 3 disc set.

  
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Call the Midwife Returns for a Fourth Series in January 2015

Call the Midwife Series Four

Call the Midwife returns for a fourth series in January 2015. A Neal Street Production for BBC One, the programme is written by Heidi Thomas.

Jenny Agutter talks about her role as Sister Julienne

Jenny Agutter talks about her role as Sister Julienne

How does it feel to be back for series 4?

"It’s lovely coming back to the fourth season, seeing all the familiar faces and getting the nuns and midwives together again. I hope that series 4 will be as entertaining and full of social history as it has always been."

What changes have there been at Nonnatus House?

"There are changes in the clinic and the maternity services which are able to offer so much more but one of the problems that Sister Julienne faces is a need for more experienced midwives. Nurse Barbara joins in the first episode, who is obviously very capable but inexperienced. Eventually she finds her feet, but it’s quite a nerve-wracking time for Sister Julienne. A little bit later on we meet a really experienced midwife, Nurse Crane, who joins Nonnatus. She rubs people up the wrong way and is one of those people that is very well meaning, but doesn’t have the manner to match.

"In series 4 we continue to develop the use of pain control and teach people about changes in childbirth and feeding. A lot of the stories that weave into the nuns and midwives lives look at the attitudes that people had towards society at that time. We deal with the way homosexuality is viewed and look at people from different cultures moving into Poplar, like the West Indian and Sylheti communities. It’s interesting to see how those attitudes have changed over the years."

What are your favourite storylines from this season?

"Series 4 looks at issues from that time and there are things that still touch us today. There’s one episode about child neglect that I was very affected by. It looks at the terrible circumstances created when a mother no longer takes responsibility for her family. The condition of the home and the children through neglect is terrible.

"The fact is that these kinds of issues don’t go away. We still have people who don’t know how to care for their children or are just in a situation of such poverty that they can’t. There are children today who are expected to look after their families, with a parent who cannot cope because of illness. Sadly these things haven't changed.

"I did enjoy doing the episode in which I was able to explore Sister Julienne's background and look again at the choices she had made. This was set against the discovery that the New Nonnatus House needed a great deal of work to make it sound and able to continue."

How do you feel about spending a fourth series in your habit and what do you like about it?

"I continue to really enjoy wearing my habit. There’s a simplicity to it and I don’t spend my time looking at the mirror. However I do envy Trixie’s Chinese style silk pyjamas! Sister Julienne has to stay in her long plain white nightdress when we see her out of working hours."

What do you like about this period and what do you think it teaches us today?

"People in the 50s were getting over the war and they were grateful they had survived. During the war they were developing the National Health Service, the Unions were working well and people’s lives were improving. They were losing all that belonged to the Victorian and Edwardian societies which was blown away by the war, the world was changing.

"In the 60s, there was a sense of emerging into something extraordinary with very different views being expressed through art, design, science. It was a very creative time; things that had been held back for so long developed. The society was still dealing with poverty and restraints but there was an expectation that a new and better world was there for us.

"I think we live in extraordinary times now because there are so many possibilities with new technological developments, for exploring information, to understand more things, be more diverse, more tolerant and yet we’re not. With all the possibilities to communicate, we seem to be less able to tolerate.

"After the war, there was clearly a desire to understand one another and take responsibility for each other but it’s something we seem to have given up. Perhaps we’ve forgotten the strength a real community has – not a community that is made up of people that are stuck with fixed ideas, but one that is encompassing the new and allowing itself to develop."

Miranda Hart talks about her role as Chummy Noakes


Miranda Hart plays Chummy Noakes

What else is in store for series 4?

"She’s as loved up as ever with PC Noakes but she’s slightly wondering what the next step is for her. However kind, lovely and people focused she is, she’s got a bit of ambition as well. She wants the next challenge and I love her for that. She’s really nervy and vulnerable and doesn’t quite believe in herself but boldly pushes herself to do the next thing.

"I think Heidi’s great at getting that continuity of the old and the new. She has brought in enough new people so it stays interesting but doesn’t become a totally new show. It all seems to have moved on with continuity so I think it will be as good as ever."

Why do you think Call the Midwife is so successful?

"The show manages to mix the slight political angle or slight gritty angle or slightly dark area with a real lightness of touch. It’s ultimately still escapist and joyful to watch as a show so it’s a really good combination. Hopefully people are hooked into the drama of the story but not in an ‘I really can’t face life anymore’ way."

What are your favourite things about the show?

"I love its simplicity, its community, its simple living, the lack of technology, the music and the pace of life. We’re edging into the sixties now so it’s a different vibe but there was still that post war high of celebratory thinking how wonderful it is to be alive."

How has your approach to Chummy changed?

"I played her slightly differently this series in that she used to stutter or hesitate in sentences, and she does that still a bit, but I play it so that she flows much easier. She’s a much more confident talker and hopefully that will show she’s been on a journey of confidence generally. The confrontation and then reconciliation with her mother was a big deal for her. Once she’d done that she became her own woman."

How do you feel about the new characters on the show?

"On a long running series it’s brilliant to bring new characters in because it affects the dynamics of all the original characters. You’ve still got the old family that the fans love watching and who we’ve all invested in over time. When you bring in a new character, you think about what’s going to happen to your favourite character and who you are going to latch on to.

"I’m excited to see the arrival of the new midwives and what Evangelina thinks about them because when Chummy first arrived Evangelina was very snooty. That’s what matters – it brings new dynamics for your familiar characters."

 

Entertainment


Roald Dahl's
Esio Trot


Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench


   With Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman,
BBC ONE, 1st January, 6.30pm - 8.00pm


Esio Trot is adapted for television by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, it also stars Richard Cordery as Mr Pringle and James Corden as the narrator.

Mr Hoppy (Dustin Hoffman) lives a quiet retiree's life, tending to his balcony garden, pottering to the shops and back and secretly being hopelessly in love with his downstairs neighbour, Mrs Silver (Judi Dench).

From their first meeting in a cramped lift he was utterly captivated by her sparkle and warmth, and he regularly fails to tell her this during their neighbourly chats over the balcony.

When he finds she is distraught that her beloved tortoise, Alfie, doesn’t appear to be growing, Mr Hoppy spots a chance to make his true love happy, and maybe even get closer to her in the process.

When Mr Pringle (Richard Cordery), another neighbour, sets his more lascivious sights on Mrs Silver, Mr Hoppy’s world crumbles. Stoically, he continues with his cunning plan to make Alfie miraculously grow and finally wins his way into Mrs Silver’s heart – only to find he had been there all the while.

Judi Dench speaks about her role as Mrs Silver

Judi Dench plays Mrs Silver

How did you become involved in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot?

"I was asked if I would play the role of Mrs Silver, and after hearing what the story was about, I said yes without any hesitation. They say don’t work with children or animals; but I think animals are irresistible so not only was I going to be working with tortoises, but Dustin Hoffman and Richard Cordery as well. It was like having my cake and eating it too!"

Can you describe your character, Mrs Silver?

"Mrs Silver is a retired mid-wife who lives in a block of flats with her pet tortoise Alfie, whom she adores but is worried about how small he is. After she strikes up a relationship with Mr Hoppy (Dustin Hoffman), romance and tortoises blossom. Although she is quite a dotty woman who seems to not notice her tortoise grows massively in an unbelievably short time!"

Were you a fan of Roald Dahl’s work?


"I was privileged enough to visit his house in Buckinghamshire and sit in his lovely writing shed once. He had a marvellously original mind and knew how to tell wonderful stories that appealed to all ages."

What was your first impression of Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer’s adaptation of Esio Trot?

"When I first read it, I thought how clever their invention of the narrator was. I met James Corden on the first day at the read through and we laughed the whole morning. But I didn’t see him again for the whole of filming, that’s how separate our stories were. The next time I saw him was when we were coincidentally on the Isles of Scilly at the same time; I was starting the triathlon and he was standing a hundred metres down the beach from me."

Had you met Dustin Hoffman before?

"I had met him a couple of times before. On one occasion I was in a play by Harold Pinter, called A Kind of Alaska at the National. I was on stage ready to begin the play and a head came around the curtain to say hello and it was Dustin! I have such admiration for him that I overacted in the play a bit! But this is the first time we have worked together and it’s been glorious; his work seems natural and effortless to him and we laughed all the way through filming."

What was it like to film the dance marathon scene?

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench


"It was such good fun. We were near the end of filming and everyone joined in dancing. Fortunately Mrs Silver is an enthusiastic dancer rather than a precise one! The musicians were old friends of Dustin and at one point he joined them on the piano, which was wonderful."

What has been your experience of the production team behind Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot?

"Everyone was so enthusiastic about the project, it was lovely working with Hilary Bevan Jones (Producer, Endor Productions) and Richard and Paul’s writing was marvellous. I trusted Dearbhla’s vision of Mrs Silver entirely, I would come in and play her the way I thought and would wait for Dearbhla to tell me otherwise. She had such immense enthusiasm that she could energise everyone on set, which was glorious. It was a challenge filming the balcony scenes, not only for Dustin and I having to remember the correct eye lines, but also for Dearbhla to shoot the scenes with a big crane across the different levels. Filming can be hard work, but when you admire and enjoy spending time with the people you work with, you just enjoy it so much."

Describe the costumes Mrs Silver wears?

"I’ve known Jenny for many years so it’s always lovely when I get to work with her again. Mrs Silver loves getting dressed up for events, be it Easter or a dance class. She is a very outrageous and flamboyant dresser, but that suits her personality. One of my favourite outfits was the red dress she tango’s in. It’s lovely to think she is dressing for Mr Hoppy and always running to catch him in the lift."

What was it like to work with tortoises?

"My family was so adamant I was going to leave with a pet tortoise at the end of filming! I did become very fond of the original tortoise who played Alfie after reading the poem to him over and over again. On one take he popped out his head and did a yawn as if in solidarity with me, that was a heavenly moment. The tortoise handler was absolutely charming and had tortoises of every shape and size, but I can’t tell you how much I loved little Alfie!"

Sum up the appeal of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot?

"Esio Trot captures the charm and brilliance of Roald Dahl; it’s an eccentric, yet poignant story. I hope the lucky people who aren’t stuck in the kitchen over the holiday will sit down to watch it."

Dustin Hoffman talks about his role as Mr Hoppy

Dustin Hoffman plays Mr Hoppy in Esio Trot


Were you able to relate to the character of Mr Hoppy in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot?

"In playing Mr Hoppy, I tried to become the person I would have been if I had not had the freak accident of becoming famous. I remember as a teenager being turned down to the Prom and not being able to finish dialling the number of the last girl I had a chance to ask out, so I feel like we all have a bit of Mr Hoppy in us."

What was it like to work with Judi Dench?

"She is the most remarkable actor I have ever worked with; she has immense energy, warmth and joie de vivre. She joined the film industry later than most after spending a lot of time on stage; I think that’s why she is still in her first act of energy. I was lucky enough to present her with the BAFTA Britannia for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment in Los Angeles recently."

What is it about Mrs Silver (Judi Dench) that brings Mr Hoppy out of his shell?


"Without Mrs Silver, he would have remained in his shell for the rest of his life. She is the one person who can transform him and his life. When he is with Mrs Silver, you can see the person who was there previously; they are truly meant to be together. Despite the wigs and costumes, I can’t distinguish between Mrs Silver and Judi Dench as its Judi’s spirit we see in the film from beginning to end."

What was the atmosphere like on set?

Dustin Hoffman


"When I started acting, filming had a more traditional way of working and it sucked the relaxation out of the cast and crew. Whenever Marlon Brando filmed a close up, he would talk to the camera operator up until they started filming in order to keep that sense of reality. You need to establish a community with the cast and crew on set as you will end up seeing them more than your family during filming. There will always be nerves on the first day, but you begin to relax before the end of the day."

What was it like working with Dearbhla Walsh (Director)?

"Before we started filming, I was sent a DVD of Little Dorrit, a BBC drama she had directed. It was amazing and what was even more unbelievable was the little time she had to create it. However, when I started to work with her and saw how disciplined she was, I knew she would be able to shoot this film in 30 days. She comes to work completely prepared and as an actor you know you are in good hands. She is also open to moments of misbehaving! When you’ve done movies long enough, there will be moments when your taste is different to that of the director’s. I felt like I could try different ways of acting
the scenes with Dearbhla as I trusted her guidance and I knew she would pick the right cut in the end."

Have you read any Roald Dahl books to your children?

"Whereas Richard Curtis is a fan of The Witches, my children liked James And The Giant Peach. Dahl was able to mix many generations in his books and that was something we tried to accomplish with this film. It’s tough to be able to appeal to children and adults at the same time, which makes Roald Dahl a unique writer."

What were your first impressions of Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew- Archer’s script?

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench

"It’s rather extraordinary the way they have transformed a very simple story and added extra depth and dimensions to it. I don’t think I would have agreed to such a role, if it hadn’t been for their adaptation. It was wonderful the way they were able to expand the story, but still keep the tone of the author."

Did you develop the character of Mr Hoppy in anyway?

"Sometimes when you take apart a character, you know more of what you don’t want to do than what you do. I knew I didn’t want to play a “character” like the one in the book. I didn’t want Mr Hoppy to be British because I am terrible at accents and the audience would be aware that they were watching a performance. I began to think about what my life would be like if I hadn’t become successful? What if I didn’t have a partner to live my life with? It isn’t a big jump in the imagination to see yourself living alone like Mr Hoppy."

What was it like to work with so many tortoises?

"I own a tortoise myself. He is called Seventy and was a 70th birthday present. They are amazing creatures, the fact that they are able to hibernate for so long without food or water fascinates me. I did get some great tips on what to feed them from our tortoise wrangler on set which made me excited to get home and see Seventy again and feed him strawberries, not just lettuce and bread."

Who do you believe Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot will appeal to?

"I attended a screening recently with some children. When I asked them afterwards what they thought of the film, they said they had loved it. It’s heartening to know that children will find stories where the lead characters are the age of their grandparents enjoyable."

Winterwatch 2015

Winterwatch with Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham

Monday 19th January - Thursday 22nd January 2015 on BBC Two
 

The best of UK wildlife is back on BBC Two as Winterwatch returns for a new series of reports live from the Scottish Highlands, where the season hits hardest.

Over four days, from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January, presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be exploring how golden eagles, otters, red squirrels and other iconic British animals adapt to survive harsh winter conditions.

Winterwatch is returning to its stunning base in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains, Mar Lodge Estate, one of the coldest places in the UK. The team will use remote cameras, live expeditions and scientific revelations to report on how local wildlife survives the challenges of the season.

The theme of the Series

Chris Packham

                       Chris Packham


The theme of the series is nature’s fight for survival. Each species has to adapt to cope with the onslaught of freezing temperatures and scarce resources. A variety of wildlife will be captured on camera – from red squirrels to golden eagles, black grouse to otters – with each programme offering an unprecedented insight into specific winter behaviour.

The series will also reflect winter wildlife across the UK. There will be four special reports from Iolo Williams who’ll be exploring the Norfolk coast, one of the most wildlife-rich areas in the country. He’ll be using a military-grade thermal imaging camera to uncover the secret nocturnal world of grey seals, wading birds and roosting rooks.

The best of winter wildlife from elsewhere in the country will be celebrated in pre-recorded films, from owls in Essex to ducks in Somerset.

Winterwatch’s sister programme Unsprung will also be available live on BBC Red Button sharing viewers’ stories, photos and videos, and inspiring people to get outdoors to enjoy the season for themselves.

Live from the Scottish Highlands

Michaela Strachan

                    Michaela Strachan


The team will return to the Mar Lodge Estate in Aberdeenshire, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Mar Lodge Estate is officially one of the coldest places in the UK. The lowest ever temperature in Britain, -27.2
° C, was recorded there in 1982. This is the perfect place to examine the impact of harsh winter weather on our wildlife.

The estate is huge, covering 29,000 hectares, and incorporates 15 Munros on the (mountains which exceed 914 m), including five of the highest peaks in the UK.

The Cairngorms are home to the largest area of arctic-alpine flora in Britain and the Cairngorm plateau and is one of the areas least affected by humans in the UK. The team will witness life on the edge as Mar Lodge Estate’s wildlife copes with the harshest, most extreme winter weather in Britain.

Last Winterwatch, the team were introduced to a host of colourful wild characters. Now they want to get to know them better.

Wildlife highlights will include:

Red squirrels are resident all year round and the Caledonian pinewood is their core habitat


· Red squirrels are resident all year round and the Caledonian pinewood is their core habitat. Watch these creatures as they demonstrate their ingenuity and agility in order to survive the winter months. In a specially designed experiment, the team will be putting the species’ intelligence to the test – and comparing it with grey squirrels in Bristol.

· Mar Lodge Estate is one of the strongholds for golden eagles in the UK. But in winter food is scarce, and it’s a battle to survive, with the eagles scavenging what they can find on the hills. Cameras will follow this struggle to find food in extreme climates.

And the team will be getting to know the local eagles better, identifying the individuals that have made their home on the Mar Lodge Estate, and working out how eagle family dynamics work in the vast Highland wilderness.

· The River Dee and its tributaries on the estate are ideal habitats for otters. In winter, the temperature in the river can often be much higher than the air temperature, but even so there are very few fish in the water. How do otters find enough food to make it through the dark days of winter?

· One of the stars of last year’s Winterwatch was the black grouse. The team will return to ‘the lek’ – the ritual patch of grass which males fight over to impress females and secure the right to breed.

But this time, there will be a ‘Spy in the Lek’ – motorised, stuffed Black Grouse, both male and female, deployed in the name of science with on board cameras to record grouse behaviour from the heart of the action.

· An iconic species, pine marten are most at home in the Caledonian pine woods, and cameras will record the comings and goings of these creatures through the depths of mid-winter.

· On Autumnwatch, the team launched a ‘Rodent Assault Course’ and tested the agility of wood mice, voles and rats. Now they’re upping the ante and have introduced water obstacles to the challenge. Will the Highland rodents sink - or swim?

Winterwatch Wildlife

Martin Hughes-Games


                Martin Hughes-Games

As well as live reports from the Cairngorms, the series will include pre-recorded films that reflect some other stunning wildlife moments from across the UK.

Iolo’s Norfolk Adventures

Grey Seals This year the seal colony at the National Trust’s Blakeney Point has exceeded all expectations. A record-breaking 2,000 pups have been born, making it the largest grey seal colony in England. Iolo investigates this winter phenomenon, and using a military-grade thermal imaging camera he sets out to discover what happens under the cover of darkness.

Record-breaking Rooks Iolo visits an ancient roost of up to 60,000 rooks and jackdaws. He wants to know why do these two species gather in such huge numbers. The thermal imaging camera provides amazing new insights.

Nocturnal Knots Every winter hundreds of thousands of red knot arrive on the coast of north Norfolk. As they feed and flock on intertidal mudflats they perform one of the UK’s great spectacles of winter. It’s pure bird ballet. Iolo heads to Snettisham to try and uncover whether this extraordinary spectacle also happens at night.

Pond Life

When our garden ponds freeze over, many creatures take refuge in its dark depths. Down amongst the rotting leaves, a series of life and death struggles play out. We discover a strange world where newt tadpoles are both hunters and hunted, frogs enter suspended animation, water fleas transform from asexual to sexual beings, and dragonfly larvae breathe through their rear ends.

Urban Roosts

Winterwatch looks at the beautiful birds in the urban jungle


You might think that at this time of year our cities are devoid of animals. But if you know where to look, you can spot some incredible winter wildlife spectacles. Starlings, wagtails and parakeets flock together in their thousands to produce some breath-taking displays in the urban jungle.

The Somerset Levels


Award-winning cameraman John Waters’ personal take on his home patch at his favourite time of year. As the waters rise in the Levels, ducks and waders arrive in their thousands, drawing in predators such as the resurgent marsh harrier.

Drama in the Shed

As the garden’s wildlife hunkers down, strange things are afoot in the garden shed. We take a woodlouse’s eye view of the wildlife seeking refuge there, and discover the surprising survival strategies of this remarkable crustacean.

Yew Wood Refuge


On an exposed hill in Dorset, an ancient Yew Forest presents a foreboding facade. But its initially spooky appearance belies a magical place of sanctuary for creatures both great and small.

Seaside Serenity


The coast in winter can seem a harsh and unforgiving place, but if you look closely it is a refuge for many species. Cameraman Richard Taylor Jones takes us on a walk along “his” stretch of coast, the area just outside his house, that connects the iconic White Cliffs of Dover with the bustling Ramsgate Harbour. Along the way he spots huge flocks of lapwings in the estuary and a beautiful kingfisher fishing for prawns.

The Owl Aerodrome

Stow Maries in Essex is an old WWI aerodrome that is simply awash with wildlife – it’s a haven for many rare species in a sea of intensive agriculture. We get up close and personal with a couple of Stow Marie’s most charismatic characters, a pair of little owls.


While most species are simply trying to get by in winter, this pair have love on their mind. We’ll also meet some of their neighbours, the barn owls and short-eared owls living and hunting nearby.

Flame Shells

Hidden beneath the waters of Loch Carron in the west of Scotland, a master builder is at work. The floor of the loch is carpeted with reefs made from thousands of nests made of maerl, shells and seaweed.

The nests are the work of one of our most beautiful bivalves, the flame shell. This film reveals the secret work of these busy molluscs and the extraordinary world they create under the waves. This colourful film includes the first-ever footage of the amazing appendage the flame shells use to build their nests.

Winterwatch Unsprung

Roving reporter, Nick Baker

          Roving reporter, Nick Baker


Winterwatch Unsprung is back with resident host Nick Baker, who will be sharing the very best photographs and videos from the highly passionate Unsprung audience as well as attempting to answer any wildlife challenges he is set.

Roving reporter Lindsey Chapman joins the team in the Cairngorms for the first time, bringing all the behind the scenes news and views and revealing some of the challenges the team have had capturing winter wildlife in extreme conditions. There’ll be wildlife experts visiting the studio and Nick will be out and about during the day to bring his own take on Highland wildlife.

Winterwatch Unsprung will be live on the BBC Red Button Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a final show on BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday.

Interactive and Online

Get involved with Winterwatch on social media

As ever Winterwatch will be encouraging everyone to get in touch through their social media. There’s plenty of ways to get involved:

On Facebook - facebook.com/BBCSpringwatch 

Share photos via the official WINTERWATCH Flickr group www. flickr.com/groups/bbcWinterwatch

And there’s also Instagram at www.instagram.com/bbcspringwatch