The Great British Year (4 x 60′) – A nature series that offers a definitive portrait of the spectacular nature of Britain over the course of one year.
Each episode depicts the changes of the land from each season to the next in incredible detail. It will investigate why Britain’s climate is unique on our planet and why our relationship with wildlife is so enduring and special.
Throughout the series, a range of technological approaches to filming visualise seasonal change in spectacular ways, from the frost as it shrouds the country, and the winter mist as it swirls in the hollows, to the moment the leaves emerge and woodlands and carpets of bluebells, are visited by the bumblebees.
Time-lapse photography sequences reveals a new and intriguing visual perspective on how the people of Britain are entwined with the natural fabric and seasonal rhythms. Animated chlorophyll maps will show how seasonal change sweeps across the country, pin-pointing the exact place where the first green shoots start to grow in spring and the last leaf falls in autumn, whilst super slow-motion footage casts fresh light on the activity of wildlife.
TX: Autumn 2013
Source: BBC press release