The Estuary

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

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20071231Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

1/5. At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

Followed by News.

20071231Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

1/5. At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

20080101Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

2/5. As the tide turns and starts to advance across the mud flats, the dunlin, knot, curlew and other feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

20080101Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

2/5. As the tide turns and starts to advance across the mud flats, the dunlin, knot, curlew and other feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

Followed by News.

20080102Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

3/5. The birds have been pushed across the mud flats by the advancing tide. They soon run out of space and are forced into the air in one of Britain's greatest natural spectacles.

20080102Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

3/5. The birds have been pushed across the mud flats by the advancing tide. They soon run out of space and are forced into the air in one of Britain's greatest natural spectacles.

Followed by News.

20080103Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

4/5. As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

20080103Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

4/5. As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

Followed by News.

20080104Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

5/5. Peter considers the threats the estuary faces in the 21st century.

20080104Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

5/5. Peter considers the threats the estuary faces in the 21st century.

Followed by News.

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120090404Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

. At low tide, the vast expanses of mud are a magnet for migratory birds.

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120090705Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

. At low tide, the vast expanses of mud are a magnet for migratory birds.

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At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

At low tide, the vast expanses of mud are a magnet for migratory birds.

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At low tide, the vast expanses of mud which stretch almost as far as the eye can see are a magnet for migratory birds.

At low tide, the vast expanses of mud are a magnet for migratory birds."

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Synopsis

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide turns and starts to advance across the mud flats, the dunlin, knot, curlew and other feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

. As the tide turns, the feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

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220090712Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide turns and starts to advance across the mud flats, the dunlin, knot, curlew and other feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

. As the tide turns, the feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

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As the tide turns and starts to advance across the mud flats, the dunlin, knot, curlew and other feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

As the tide turns, the feeding birds are forced to move nearer and nearer the shore.

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

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320090425Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

The birds have been pushed across the mud flats by the advancing tide. They soon run out of space and are forced into the air in one of Britain's greatest natural spectacles.

. The birds, retreating before the rising tide, run out of space and are forced into the air

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320090719Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

The birds have been pushed across the mud flats by the advancing tide. They soon run out of space and are forced into the air in one of Britain's greatest natural spectacles.

. The birds, retreating before the rising tide, run out of space and are forced into the air

03* *2008010220090425The birds have been pushed across the mud flats by the advancing tide.

They soon run out of space and are forced into the air in one of Britain's greatest natural spectacles.

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

The birds, retreating before the rising tide, run out of space and are forced into the air

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420090502Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

. As the tide begins to recede, hundreds of thousands of birds return to the mud flats.

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Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

As the tide begins to recede, hundreds of thousands of birds return to the mud flats.

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides change

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Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

As the tide begins to recede, hundreds of thousands of birds return to the mud flats.

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0520080104How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?

Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides change

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05 LAST2008010420090509How might climate change and rising sea levels affect this wild, desolate and beautiful landscape?

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?

Peter considers the threats the estuary faces in the 21st century.

05 LAST*20090802Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect this wild, desolate and beautiful landscape?

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?

05 LAST*2008011020090802Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect this wild, desolate and beautiful landscape?

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?

420090726Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

As the tide begins to recede, the hundreds of thousands of birds which had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons return to the mud flats, providing a noisy and wonderful spectacle.

. As the tide begins to recede, hundreds of thousands of birds return to the mud flats.

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5 LAST20090509Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect this wild, desolate and beautiful landscape?

. How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?

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Peter France narrates an extraordinary story of life on the Wash as the tides and the seasons change, set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson.

How might climate change and rising sea levels affect this wild, desolate and beautiful landscape?

. How might climate change and rising sea levels affect the area?