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Three hours, 26 minutes to go... and counting...

Stephen Moss | 16:27 UK time, Monday, 27 October 2008

Like Houston Mission Control before a shuttle launch, things have gone eerily quiet here in the Autumnwatch location office. Everyone involved in the live show is out and about, checking scripts, watching the wildlife footage shot today, or running through where they will point their cameras. Now that the clocks have gone back it is almost dark outside, and the red squirrels (and the hundreds of people who were here today to watch them!) have departed - the squirrels to bed and the visitors to the boat back to the mainland.

It's been a bit of a hectic day from a press point of view - BBC News were here most of the day, recording interviews and doing live broadcasts, and what feels like every local radio station in the country has rung us for a chat - proving just how Autumnwatch continues to grab the imagination of people all over Britain! The most frequently asked question has been 'why did you come to Brownsea?' - and tonight I hope you'll find out!

Radio Solent have just rung for another live interview... so talk later... Hope you enjoy the show!


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