Mike counts Nature’s Top 40

February 25, 2010

This series our Mike Dilger was involved in is being repeated from Monday 8th March onwards on BBC 2 at 1pm.

 Nature’s Top 40 counts down to the UK’s number one wildlife spectacle. Wildlife experts ranked suggestions from the public to compile the UK’s Top 40.


 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the United Nations – the year that celebrates the diversity of life on Earth, including every plant, animal and micro-organism.

Universities, media organisations, museums, theatre companies and artists have come together to promote the understanding of biodiversity during the International Year of Biodiversity.

Chris Beardshaw is delighted to be a spokesperson for this global campaign and fully supports the project.

 To hear him talk about the project, follow this link:





Bovril, is inviting nominations for five outdoors locations that deserve a unique makeover. From broken beauty spots, to rundown riding paths, and forlorn fences, Bovril has created a crack ‘Outdoors Revival Hit Squad’ to tackle even the toughest restoration challenge.

Each project will be undertaken by a specialist team of builders skilled in outdoor restoration work, with up to £20,000 being spent at each location, £100,000 in total.

 Philippa Forrester commented “‘I really believe that there is nothing better than being outside in the fresh air. Going for a relaxing ramble in the beautiful British countryside is one of my favourite things to do in my spare time, so I am delighted to be supporting Bovril Great Outdoors Revival Campaign. So come on UK, get voting for your favourite places to get the restoration treatment!’

 The Bovril Outdoors Revival Hit Squad will crack open the paint brushes and power tools in January 2010, with the ‘big reveal’ of the first 3 finished projects in March 2010.


Eel Tagging

February 5, 2010

On The One Show this coming Monday 8th February, Mike will be tagging eels to discover more about their mysterious migrations.

Watch BBC 1  from 7pm onwards.

The Man Who Lives with Wolves

Shaun Ellis

with Penny Junor

In The Man Who Lives with Wolves, Shaun Ellis reveals how his life irrevocably changed the first time he set eyes on these extraordinary creatures, and takes us from his upbringing in rural Norfolk and his survival training with the British Army Special Forces to living in the Indian lands in Idaho.

In this remarkable book, Shaun shares his incredible insider knowledge of the world of wolves and helps us to understand their closest relations, our domestic dogs. We also discover the life of a rare and fascinating man who abandoned civilisation but never lost touch with his humanity. 

SHAUN ELLIS is the founder of the Shaun Ellis Wolf Pack Foundation, a non-profit organisation based at Combe Martin Wildlife Park in North Devon, dedicated to helping wolves worldwide. He works with three captive packs at the park, where he gives regular talks and demonstrations to the public. He is the star of the Animal Planet show Living with the Wolfman and the National Geographic documentary A Man Among Wolves.

He is appearing on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning 5th February from 8.30am and is also to be heard on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2.

Cash in the Celebrity Attic

February 4, 2010

Watch Cash in the Celebrity Attic on Friday 26th February  at 4.30pm to see our Prue Leith rummage through her attic in order to raise money at auction for her favourite charity.

Simply the Best

February 2, 2010

Watch Mike Dilger all this week begining 1st February on The One Show from 7pm to uncover Britain’s Best Wildlife.

With the help of Miranda he strives to find the fastest to the most intelligent animals.Who will be in the Wildlife elite?