Frozen Planet

New BBC documentary narrated by Attenborough

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Frozen Planet

#1  Postby natselrox » Oct 02, 2011 2:38 pm

For all the UK-people, do let us know when this is aired and where to download it from... ;)

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#2  Postby akigr8 » Oct 02, 2011 4:03 pm

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#3  Postby chairman bill » Oct 02, 2011 4:07 pm

It will no doubt be absolutely superb.
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#4  Postby j.mills » Oct 02, 2011 5:25 pm

The programme's site is here, with lots more clips. 7 episodes, but no hint of when it's on! :scratch:
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#5  Postby natselrox » Oct 03, 2011 4:24 am

j.mills wrote:The programme's site is here, with lots more clips. 7 episodes, but no hint of when it's on! :scratch:


"Not available in your area"

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#6  Postby Nostalgia » Oct 03, 2011 4:59 am

Stop that eye rolling! I pay for the BBC and I cant watch it online because my ISP is Italian. :snooty:
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#7  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 03, 2011 5:07 am

What I'm most interested in is what ridiculous celebrity they'll get to dub the American version this time. Maybe Paris Hilton?

Or this guy:

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#8  Postby paceetrate » Oct 07, 2011 1:43 am

I'm currently watching Animal Planet's mangled version of Planet Earth. Why does American media suck so hard? Why do they have to do this? The "big names" they're trying to attach to these shows aren't helping them, especially if they can't even pick a big name that has a decent voice. If you're gonna insist that Americans won't listen to a British person talk (as if American's don't have a reputation for being infatuated with people who have certain accents...), at least book someone like Morgan Freeman to do the narration. Not someone who sounds like they're just phoning it in for the paycheck.
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#9  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 07, 2011 5:11 am

I'm guessing Morgan Freeman is quite expensive. We get Animal Planet here and the narration is usually British on anything wildlife related (anything without an on-screen presenter anyway).
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#10  Postby paceetrate » Oct 07, 2011 6:46 am

If the network has enough money to get Morgan Freeman to do an entire series, they can hire him to do some narrating. :P

Or better yet, they can just STOP dubbing over Sir David and not have to spend any extra money at all. <.<;
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#11  Postby Animavore » Oct 07, 2011 7:19 am

They got Pierce Broson to narrate one of them. Blue Planet, I think :scratch:
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#12  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 07, 2011 10:03 am

The best narrators are always the ones you don't recognise until you're about half way through. They certainly shouldn't be a selling point of the documentary, unless they've got some sort of expertise and involvement in writing the script.

Incidentally, it seems some Americans have taste:

I can't get the page to load, but it appears that the UK version outsold the Oprah-dubbed version in America


I've seen American TV spoofing nature documentaries before, and even they do a David Attenborough impression.
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#13  Postby Horwood Beer-Master » Oct 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Is this like Life in the Freezer updated - only featuring the Arctic as well?

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#14  Postby Pulsar » Oct 20, 2011 2:45 pm

The first episode will be aired next Wednesday on BBC One, at 9pm GMT :eager:
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#15  Postby natselrox » Oct 21, 2011 6:34 am

This is going to be GREAT!!

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#16  Postby smudge » Oct 26, 2011 7:05 am

Bookmarking.
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#17  Postby Animavore » Oct 27, 2011 9:57 am

Did anyone watch this?
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#18  Postby Animavore » Oct 27, 2011 10:31 am

If like me you forgot it's repeated on Sunday on BBC ONE at 16:10.
If you're American there is a torrent so you can watch it now, as it should be, narrated by the master, before it reaches your shores next Spring narrated by Oprah Winfrey or some shite (although if they get Morgan Freeman that's fine also).
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#19  Postby Evolving » Oct 27, 2011 10:33 am

It was good.

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#20  Postby Aern Rakesh » Oct 27, 2011 10:47 am

Recorded but not yet watched... (Bookmarking)

There's also iPlayer for British viewers... (in case you don't want to wait for the repeat, or if you miss it then as well...)
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