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Nature Detectives


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A series of programmes taking a new look at British wildlife - through the eyes of the British public. It uses the latest filming techniques of the BBC
Natural History Unit to answer questions.
Capercaillies are huge grouse that live a secret life in the ancient forests of Scotland, yet gamekeeper Jimmy Oswald knows them so well that he can take the cameras right up close. Policeman Martin Edge guides the crew on a dive under
Swanage pier in search of crabs, fish and the coral known as dead man's fingers. Jo Root has spent the summer digging for worms to feed to her lodger - a monster cuckoo chick living in a robins' nest in her shed. Why do the robins feed the cuckoo? And what have the adult cuckoos been doing all summer? Series producer Paul Appleby
JOIN THE NATURE DETECTIVES: if you've captured unusual wildlife events with your camcorder, or have an interesting tale to tell, write (enclosing your tape) to series producer. Paul Appleby , at: Nature Detectives, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR.


Unknown: Jimmy Oswald
Unknown: Martin Edge
Unknown: Jo Root
Producer: Paul Appleby
Producer: Paul Appleby

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