In late October, The Autumnwatch team will be collaborating with The One Show to create a series of three short films and live broadcasts from various locations, providing audiences with their cherished dose of nature.
Returning to screens on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, and Thursday 26th of October, this nature series will present a season adorned with a vibrant display of colours and lively activity.
In specially filmed segments for The One Show, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, and Gillian Burke will be on site across the nation, capturing the astonishing behaviour and seasonal transformations of British wildlife.
Throughout three distinct video segments, viewers will have the opportunity to witness an array of natural marvels. These include the largest colony of Greater Horseshoe Bats in the UK, the yearly red deer rut in the New Forest, and the haunting calls of Tawny owls in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. Each video will spotlight the annual shifts in animal behaviour during Autumn, along with the efforts being made to safeguard the environment and local wildlife.
The presenters of The One Show will also be conducting live broadcasts with Iolo Williams, who will have Autumnwatch live cameras set up in one of the most diverse wildlife habitats in the UK – RSPB Arne in Dorset. This promises to bring the most captivating Autumn stories from Arne over the course of three nights. Known to many as the current residence of the Watches, Iolo aims to provide live footage of sika deer, foxes, hares, and wading birds utilizing thermal camera technology, as well as live action from a barn owl box.
Head of Commissioning for Specialist Factual, Jack Bootle, comments: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to join forces with The One Show to bring back Autumnwatch for these three seasonal specials. Alongside Springwatch and Winterwatch, these specials give us another opportunity to showcase the wonders of British wildlife across the UK with our audience.”
Editor of The One Show, Joanne Vaughan Jones says: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Autumnwatch team. It’s an exciting opportunity for viewers to tune into incredible live footage of our wildlife across the UK and enjoy scenes from one of our most colourful seasons.”
Presenter Michaela Strachan says: “Autumn marks a beautiful transition in nature’s calendar and I’m delighted we can continue to bring this seasonal event to viewers across the UK and capture the wonders of British wildlife.”
The special Autumnwatch films will be aired on The One Show from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th October at 7 pm. Audiences can also catch up on BBC iPlayer.