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Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions – David Attenborough

If there was ever an English treasure who is not Mary Berry, it is David Attenborough. 1,265 more words

Book Reviews

Saturday SkandiKrime/Horrar: Black Lake Parts 7 & 8

I’m doing the wrap-up review for this piece of tosh in two parts this week, for reasons I shall shortly explain. Normally, I’d watch the double-bill back to back then let the overall impressions inform my response. 2,166 more words

The Goggle-Box

Saturday SkandiHorrar: Black Lake Parts 5 & 6

It’s traditionally in the third week of a four week drama that the phrase ‘The plot begins to thicken’ is pulled out of the Cliche Drawer, but we all know that  1,830 more words

The Goggle-Box

Adaptations of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

BBC Radio 4 broadcast a 90-minute dramatisation in 2003

  • Dangerous Beans: David Tennant
  • Darktan: spoof version of Sean Connery’s Scottish burr.
  • Narrator: Maurice: Harry Meyers…
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Saturday SkandiKrime: Black Lake Parts 1 & 2

It’s been such a long time since there’s been any BBC SkandiKrime on which to comment, though on the strength of this week’s opening two parts (of eight), I am not at all sure whether Crime is the right category into which to put… 1,071 more words

The Goggle-Box

Book Review: The Brain by David Eagleman

I absolutely loved this book!


I found this book to be insightful, engaging and entertaining. On every page there’s a new thought-provoking idea, it really gets you thinking. 157 more words


Garden wildlife

I mowed the lawn this evening, and scared the daylights out of two frogs. Both emerged from dense vegetation, presumably feeling threatened by the noise of the grass cutter, and hopped off towards the sanctuary of the pond. 234 more words

Natural World