That was Autumnwatch 2012 - what did you think?

Friday 2 November 2012, 21:15

Holly Spearing Holly Spearing Series Producer

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Well, we come to the end of Autumnwatch 2012 and as always we're keen to know what you thought.

We feel genuinely privileged to have been here in the Scottish Highlands with unique access to watch animal behaviour, particularly from some of our rarest and illusive animals - the pine marten, and of course beavers, otters, badgers and many more.

Beaver

We've also seen how animals everywhere around the UK are preparing for autumn and winter.

We're back in January with 4 more live shows - Winterwatch, hoping to discover how winter is affecting wildlife around the UK.

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    Comment number 81.

    Hi there, thank you for a very nice Autumnwatch. Sadly, like others, I felt that it was good but very cut down and rushed. Also, it was very much less interactive with no message boards and not enough Unsprungs and it was a shame that one of the presenters couldn't explain on the programme that the format has been changed and why that was. While it's good to have a daily show during the spring (as chicks in nests are developing quickly and there are changes to be seen daily during the spring season), the same doesn't apply for autumn. Would have preferred 4 programmes spread over 4 weeks instead 4 consecutive nights. The old format of Autumnwatch worked much better and this is clear from the majority of comments posted here. Please, bring it back - it truly is a winning formula. As for the only Unsprung, it was well intended but totally chaotic and didn't really work. Roll on Winterwatch, Springwatch and hopefully a longer Autumnwatch next year!

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    Comment number 82.

    Great........can't wait for winterwatch

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    Comment number 83.

    Really enjoyed the programmes, and as a "local" was particularly interested in the wildlife shown. I did think there might be more local content such as red kites, and bottle nosed dolphins, but still found the series interesting and informative.

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    Comment number 84.

    In the main I have enjoyed Autumnwatch but I did think there was too much shown about the beavers and stags.
    In the programme you commented on the decline of starlings, can it be that so many of us have paved areas instead of lawns which cuts down on their food?

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    Comment number 85.

    Thank you so much for the brilliant Autumnwatch. It was great that you had hedgehogs featured again and their plight for survival. Thank you so much. We already have 95 autumn juveniles here at Help A Hedgehog Hospital in Gloucestershire. Our release programme and google map has been very successful and our population is steadily on the increase. Annie Parfitt and the team at Help A Hedgehog Hospital.

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    Comment number 86.

    Marco-36 77,78 I agree.

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    Comment number 87.

    Cannot believe it - waited weeks for Autumnwatch then it's over in 4 episodes????????

    I was just getting into it.

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    Comment number 88.

    My seven year old son loved the episodes, but said he was very sad that it was only on for 4 nights. But he now wants a holiday at Aigas to capture the beavers and pine martins on his camera trap. From my point of view, whilst a fantastic programme, it really was not on long enough to capture the essence of Autumn. I hope the powers that be take on board all the opinions of the audience

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    Comment number 89.

    It was very good but felt too short!
    I would much prefer the series to be spread out over 2-6 weeks.
    Great presenters and thoroughly enjoyed every show. Keep the format similar but just make it last longer!

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    Comment number 90.

    why are the '....... watch' programs on for such a short time? it's just not enough,
    I think we should be seeing and learning a lot more about our wildlife.

    and I need to see more Chris Packham
    and where has Kate humble gone?

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    Comment number 91.

    The most charitable thing one could say about this year's autumn watch is that it was uninspiring. Either you fund it appropriately and run it over the eight-week period or eliminate it.

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    Comment number 92.

    Hi,

    I am so dissapointed that the autumn watch was only 4 shows this year, it's not long enough! The shows should be 3 or 4 per week over a month. I really do hope that the series will be longer next year and the BBC/producers or whoever it was that decided it was to be so short makes a U turn on their decision.

    Liz

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    Comment number 93.

    I love Autumn and Springwatch and therefore I am very disappointed that:
    - They are on for such short periods of time
    - I didn't know it was on so I missed every show but the last one
    - It is not available on iplayer for long enough
    - You can't buy any of the series on DVD - this seems absolutely ridiculous given that it would be a money making opportunity for the BBC!
    - I've never seen a repeat of the shows on TV

    It seems daft that most people are saying the same thing (that they love the show and that its not on enough) and that people always say this after each show, but that the BBC still doesn't put it on more, or repeat it, or sell the programmes in boxsets!

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    Comment number 94.

    Did i see a jay on Autumn Watch at Aigas or was I confused - i didnt think Jays went North of perth ?

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    Comment number 95.

    I quite agree Jules, I have been looking for the DVD as a stocking filler for my son and was surprised the BBC have not thought to release one. It will be interesting to see if the BBC do actually listen to it's viewers. We are very much looking forward to Winterwatch.

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    Comment number 96.

    essexgirl 84, They do have to get some sex into the program.

 

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