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Through the Garden Gate: A Diary of the English Countryside (Region ALL)

By: Stephen de Vere

Runtime: 49 min, aspect ratio: 16:9, rating: E

Stephen de Vere

DVD | region ALL | Dec 2010 | #186498
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Filmed and narrated by EMMY and BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere, who takes a break from globetrotting to turn his lens on his own local patch.

This is what he discovered over the course of a year filming near an Oxfordshire village, including highlights such as hares boxing, fox cubs at play, sparrowhawks mating and baby barn owls inside their nest.

The film is a personal view, from behind the lens, giving an insight into what it's like being a wildlife cameraman - at the same time reminding us that you don't have to travel to all corners of the world to get close to nature.

A wonderful portrait of a hidden corner of the English countryside, full of unexpected delights.... Stephen de Vere has reminded us just how magical our own landscape and wildlife can be. STEPHEN MOSS

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Stephen's most recent TV credits were for `Yellowstone' (2009) and the landmark BBC series `Life'. He has also been filming for the forthcoming BBC natural history series 'Frozen Planet' (2011).

Stephen de Vere began his career as a wildlife cameraman with the RSPB and went on to work with the BBC Natural History Unit on many of David Attenborough's award-winning television series including `The Life of Birds' (1998).

For `Life in the Freezer' (1993) he spent a year living on the Antarctic continent filming emperor penguins for the episode The Big Freeze, which won EMMY and BAFTA awards for photography.

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