[size=5][size=2][/size]BBC Look: A Hare's Life (1963)[/size]
Part of the 100 Years of Wildlife Films season, an episode of the BBC natural history series Look, originally broadcast in 1963, Peter Scott looks at the behaviour and habits of the brown hare.
This is a rare, classic and important documentary from British TV's first wildlife series - Look (1956-69). The series established the BBC's Natural History Unit's impregnable position as the world's leading wildlife production facility, and the BBC's reputation as innovators of this type of programme. Hence its place here on the main tracker.
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1971 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x528
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio Bitrate: 116kb/s VBR 48000 Hz
Audio Channels 2
RunTime Per Part: 24:40.920
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 370mb
Subtitles: [color=#ff0000]NO - TV CAP[/color]
Capped by Adam Cook
Some Brown Hare facts
About Peter Scott, the presenter (14/09/1909 - 29/08/1989)
Peter Scott was born in London, the only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who died when Peter was two years old.
In 1948, he founded the organisation with which he was ever afterwards closely associated, the Severn Wildfowl Trust (now the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) with its headquarters at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. In the years that followed, he led several ornithological expeditions worldwide, and became a television personality, popularising the study of wildfowl and wetlands.
He was one of the founders of the World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly called the World Wildlife Fund), and designed its panda logo. His pioneering work in conservation also contributed greatly to the shift in policy of the International Whaling Commission and signing of the Antarctic Treaty.
Look, made him a household name.
His Wikipedia Entry
About Eric Ashby, cameraman & filmaker (19/01/1918 - 06/02/2003)
Eric Ashby began his remarkable life's work filming Britain's native wildlife as a 16-year-old, having spent his pocket money on an Ensign 16mm cine camera. In the early 1960s, his films brought delight and wonder to viewers of the BBC's popular series Look, which was presented by Sir Peter Scott. So impressed was Scott by Ashby's remarkably intimate close-ups of wild forest animals that he dubbed him the Silent Watcher.
Technical innovations, such as soundproofing his clockwork camera, together with knowledge of the animals themselves, enabled him to film badgers foraging in daylight for the first time. He refused to film with tame or habituated animals, as some of his contemporaries were doing. If it needed 90 separate visits to see one wild animal going through a badger-gate in a fence, then that was what Ashby gave it.