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Post  littlewid on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:52 am

You can watch this three part series starting tonight on BBC 2 at 8pm. Another amazing series by David Attenborough.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/7954810/Six-months-at-home-with-the-last-mountain-gorillas.html

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:46 pm

Fantastic LW I'm going to set the Sky+ now. Thanks for letting us know
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Post  Laikipia on Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:34 pm

Thanks for that Littlewid - one to record for sure.

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Post  littlewid on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:22 pm

What an amazing programme, sorry thought it was a David Attenborough narrated programme but it was patrick Stewart, but what a programme. I wont say anything about it incase you haven't watched it yet but next week is going to be so sad, memories of Digit Sad
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:39 am

Recorded and going to watch it tonight - bit of a backlog of programmes to catch up on What a Face

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Post  Safari Maiden on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:46 am

I MISSED IT!!!!!!!

and Patrick Stewart is a favourite of mine to.

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:31 pm

Disaster - i thought i had set it to record affraid but no ................ i have recorded the programme on the Himalayas though. I was convinced i had set it Shocked

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Post  littlewid on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:24 pm

OH MY GOODNESS affraid you both missed a treat, oh heck has WS watched it yet scratch I had better not say anything incase WS hasn't seen it and then it will spoil it, but I can say it was MAGICAL :monkey:

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:27 pm

NO - Please don't say that - i am more than Embarassed i could have sworn i had set it to record affraid

Perhaps it will be repeated ???

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Post  littlewid on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:36 pm

It may be repeated Lai but next week is about Titus but I am sure it is still going to follow the Gorillas of last night and then after Sunday there is one more to watch. It may appear on Animal Planet at some point but the Beeb don't always tend to repeat these programmes do they.

Don't be Embarassed we have all done it......me, many a time affraid

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:42 pm

I will be sure to keep an eye out Littlewid - and make sure i press the record button rather than thinking about pressing it What a Face

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:39 pm

I watched it last night it was really good, but I'm not going to say anything in case there is a repeat or you can watch it on BBC I Player that might be worth checking, but it is a brilliant watch I'm really glad you put it up LW. As you say though sad next week memories of Digit Sad
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:36 pm

it was repeated tonight and we saw it by chance I was channel flicking!

Lovely programme - cant wait for next week

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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:30 pm

I'm so pleased you got to see it Lai, it's an amazing programme isnt it and so wonderful that Dian Fosseys work is being continued. I loved the comparison between the two families of the Rwandan Mountain Gorillas and the Congo family and what an amazing dad the silverback is looking after his baby and then mum coming back with a new baby, just perfect.
It was so sad to see the famly of gorillas that was slaughter though, they are harrowing pictures that I remember seeing at the time and next week is going to be so sad seeing Digit again, what a beautiful gorilla he was.
I actually can't wait for Sunday evening :monkey:

Glad you got around to catching up with it as well WS, I thought you and Mrs S would love it, I bet Mrs S had a panic like I did when the little baby was trying to build a nest in the rain, I thought Oh no, she's going to get sick, but woohoo, dad to the rescue cheers as you say, next week, it's going to be tough seeing Digit again but also touching to see him, I think alot of people have a great fondness for him I love you

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:26 pm

It's great you got to see it Lai cheers cheers As you say LW the Silverback Dad was brilliant with his baby, brcause they dont normaly do much of the care side. I loved the name of the Silverback Cantsbe, that Diane named him after he was born to a Gorilla they thought was male 32 years ago. Roll on Sunday
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:57 am

It was really touching and as you say seeing the clips from the slaughter were very emotional - i am not sure i want to see any sad bits!

Having said that, I will of course be watching Very Happy

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Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:02 am

TT and I watched last night. It was amazing. I hated the reality though of the snares and the damage they cause, but when we bury our heads in the sand these things will just keep happening.

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Post  littlewid on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:30 pm

You are right WS, he had a brilliant name, what a turn around that was. It was very sad seeing the pictures of the slaughter Lai, I hate seeing it myself but SM is also right, its often when these kind of acts are shown to the world that something is done, like the showing of all the snares that are set and what they can do. I think the rangers there do a wonderful tough job keeping the gorillas safe and I bet they do it for next to nothing in our terms and probably theirs too.
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:09 pm

I am sure all these rangers work for next to nothing - all over Africa. They do amazing work and it must be so upsetting when they find animals either snared or with their horns hacked off. We just have to be thankful there are people out there who care and are willing to do the work.

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Post  littlewid on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:43 pm

You are right Lai, they are real hero's and I wish they could be rewarded in some way. It makes me a little mad shall we say when you see recognition awards etc for someone who has made a so called contribution to music get an MBE or something or some other prestigous award for what? when there are some real heros out there in the animal world that get nothing, it's just not right.
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:49 am

That is so true Littlewid, there are so many things that are unjust in the world. I would far rather give to the rangers and the like rather than the RSPCA who do nothing!

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Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:02 pm

Me too Lai, you always find it's the unsung hero that does the most and the ones that shout the loudest that actually do not much at all.
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Post  Safari Maiden on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Couldnt have said it better LW

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Post  littlewid on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:52 pm

Just a little reminder that the second part is on tonight at 8pm on BBC2. Lovely but sad reminders of Titus.

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Post  Laikipia on Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:28 pm

Thanks for the nudge Littlewid. Just seen in the TV times - will watch for sure or record it, but if it's Sad i will be with a box of tissues

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