Wednesday 26th October Overnights
18:00- BBC News at Six: 4.5m (24.4%)
18:30- Regional News and Weather: 5.9m (29.0%)
19:00- The One Show: 4.3m (20.3%)
19:30- Waterloo Road: 3.5m (14.9%)
20:30- The Impressions Show: 2.9m (12.5%)
21:00- Frozen Planet: 6.8m (27.4%)
* peak: 7.6m
22:00- BBC News at Ten: 5.6m (26.9%)
22:25- Regional News and Weather: 3.9m (21.9%)
18:30- Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two: 2.2m (10.9%)
19:00- Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: 2.6m (11.6%)
20:00- Great British Food Revival: 2.3m (9.7%)
21:00- Secret Pakistan: 1.1m (4.2%)
22:00- Rab C Nesbitt: 1.5m (7.2%)
22:30- Newsnight: 0.9m (6.4%)
23:20- James May's Man Lab: 0.5m (5.7%)
ITV1 (inc ITV1+1)
06:00- Daybreak: 0.58m (17%)
08:30- Lorraine: 0.9m (15.1%)
09:25- The Jeremy Kyle Show: 1.2m (18.4%)
18:30- ITV News & Weather: 3.4m (16.7%)
19:00- Emmerdale: 7.0m (32.1%)
19:30- Coronation Street: 8.1m (33.1%)
20:00- Midsomer Murders: 5.7m (22.6%)
* 5.5m exc +1
22:00- ITV News at Ten & Weather: 2.1m (9.8%)
22:35- Cops with Cameras: 1.4m (9.8%)
Channel 4 (inc C4+1)
18:30- Hollyoaks: 1.3m (5.9%)
19:00- Channel 4 News: 0.8m (3.4%)
20:00- Kirstie's Handmade Britain: 1.9m (7.2%)
21:00- Grand Designs: 2.7m (9.0%)
* 2.2m exc +1
22:00- Fresh Meat: 1.0m (4.5%)
22:50- Shameless: 0.4m (3.4%)
18:25- OK! TV: 0.3m (1.6%)
19:00- 5 News at 7: 0.2m (0.7%)
19:30- New Highland Emergency: 0.6m (2.8%)
20:00- Dangerous Drivers' School: 1.3m (5.7%)
21:00- Paul Merton's Adventures: 1.0m (3.8%)
22:00- Big Brother: 1.4m (7.9%)
Ratings include HD are full-slot averages
JoeTheBlow said:I don't know WTF was going through that Bison's mind when he did that. Trying to help? Or a "we're both at the back, at its you or me buddy, so BOOM! You're lunch." Crazy shit.
Amazing eye-wateringly stunning programme. Twitter went fucking mental with praise afterwards.
guise said:Just caught up on iPlayer - my review of the first episode: HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
Adelie preview clipSpring arrives in the polar regions, and the sun appears after an absence of five months; warmth and life return to these magical ice worlds - the greatest seasonal transformation on our planet is underway.
Male Adelie penguins arrive in Antarctica to build their nests - it takes a good property to attract the best mates and the males will stop at nothing to better their rivals! But these early birds face the fiercest storms on the planet.
In the Arctic, a polar bear mother is hunting with her cubs. Inland, the frozen rivers start to break up and billions of tons of ice are swept downstream in the greatest of polar spectacles. This melt-water fertilizes the Arctic Ocean, feeding vast shoals of Arctic cod and narwhal. The influx of freshwater accelerates the breakup of the sea-ice - an area of ice the size of Australia will soon vanish from the Arctic.
On land, a woolly bear caterpillar emerges from the snow having spent the winter frozen solid. Caterpillars normally become moths within months of hatching, but life is so harsh here that the woolly bear takes 14 years to reach adulthood. Once mature it has only days to find a mate before it dies! Alongside the caterpillars white Arctic wolves race to raise their adorable cubs before the cold returns.
In Antarctica vast numbers of seabirds arrive on South Georgia joining the giant albatross and king penguins that have been there all winter. Elephant seals fight furious battles over females on a beach that contains the greatest mass of animals on the planet.
Finally, the female Adelie penguins arrive, chased from the water by killer whales. Mating and chick rearing lie ahead of them
'Africa' is the next flagship series scheduled for 2013, but 'Wild Arabia' is what I'm really anticipating. It follows in the recent tradition of documentaries focusing on specific locations a la South Pacific, Yellowstone, Ganges, Wild China, Madagascar and Galapagos.SolidusDave said:I'm so glad that the BBC release these programs on BD immediately after/during the TV airing. I will ignore any torrents etc. for us non-UK guys and will instead patiently wait with my first viewing to import the Blu-ray set for some motherfucking glorious high-bitrate 1080p/i.
Then I will be sad that it's the last series narrated by Sir David and that I'll will probably have to wait a while for the next epic BBC nature doc. No backlog here, no sir.
Edmond Dantès said:'Africa' is the next flagship series scheduled for 2013, but 'Wild Arabia' is what I'm really anticipating. It follows in the recent tradition of documentaries focusing on specific locations a la South Pacific, Yellowstone, Ganges, Wild China, Madagascar and Galapagos.
Human Planet is one with a similar... gravitas and style, if you will, to Frozen Planet and Planet Earth.JoJoShabadoo said:
Michael Palin's travel documentaries are still the benchmark, even if they are slightly dated.JoJoShabadoo said:
He's very spriterly for an 84 year old man, he actually really enjoyed it according to interviews he's done.krameriffic said:Human Planet is one with a similar... gravitas and style, if you will, to Frozen Planet and Planet Earth.
Did anybody else feel sorry for David Attenborough when he was at the south pole? He's like 80 and it was 40 below and windy and it looked like it must have put a strain on the old guy.
TelegraphWhile most of us associate spring with new life, the season is deadly in the Polar regions. This was demonstrated to dramatic effect in the second episode of David Attenboroughs astonishing series on Earths vast white wastelands. For polar bears, spring is also a time of feasting. A thick carpet of ice extends out over the sea, providing a platform for the hungry beasts to catch seals for supper. But as frozen waterfalls weaken, whole sections of the dramatic landscape begin to move. An area of sea ice the size of Australia will vanish from the Arctic Ocean, noted the sagacious and persuasive tones of Attenborough. And thanks to the series's use of time-lapse photography we witnessed glaciers clattering spectacularly into the sea as they melted in the sun, rapidly unveiling the magnificent Arctic tundra.
As stunning as the scenery is, it was the animals that provided the entertainment. This time it was the tiny Adelie penguins who stole the show in a delightfully funny scene. A chaotic colony of male birds scurried around trying to build nests in anticipation of the females arrival. As they competed over gathering precious pebbles, one male was oblivious to the thief who was sneaking pieces from his collection every time he turned his back. Attenborough explained their antics with an amusing aside: It takes stones of all shapes and sizes to build a decent nest it isnt easy, and so some penguins turn to a life of crime.
There was drama again in a later sequence when a panic-stricken penguin became stranded on a tiny island of ice after leaping out of the sea in terror as a pack of killer whales approached. My cheers rang out loud as the little Pingu frantically found his escape and plopped back into the water. Attenborough was there again with his calm voice to soothe the nerves: Theres no reason for the penguins to be alarmed. These killer whales are the kind that only eat fish. Phew!
The familiar sight of animals stalking one another for food has been filmed countless times for nature documentaries, but Frozen Planet is a visual feast giving access to a world beyond the imagination. We witnessed the sheer beauty of wildlife at the remote high latitudes with jaw-dropping images of white wolves savaging migrating birds and devouring arctic hares. Their lone, hungry howls echoed to stirring effect, arousing emotion more so than the accompanying booming soundtrack which, if theres one criticism of the programme, is slightly overbearing at times.
Its easy to take for granted the incredible action that fills every frame. One such spectacle saw giant elephant seals throwing their 15 tonnes of blubber around as they fought for a mate, their bones crunching as they slammed to the ground. If the thought of the sub-zero temperatures didnt take ones breath away, then the dazzling footage certainly did.
They use Panasonic VariCam's for the actual footage.Akira said:My jaw dropped at the quality of those screencaps. Those aren't still photography right?
Anyone know what kind of cameras they used?