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Martin Hughes-Games takes us on holiday

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Tim Scoones Tim Scoones | 10:21 UK time, Monday, 18 May 2009

With the holiday season about to start, and the credit crunch making more and more people consider a holiday in the UK, producer-turned-presenter Martin Hughes-Games and the Springwatch team provide an essential guide to holiday-making with a wild twist.

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We'll be helping you make the most of your holiday this year, by shedding a new light on your favourite destinations. Whether you're going to the seaside, heading for the hills, woods and rivers, or staying home in the garden or around the city, Springwatch has ideas that can make your holiday a wildlife holiday.

Martin meets British holidaymakers and shows them some of the wildlife gems right under their noses. There will be loads of suggestions for things to do or look out for wherever you are, whatever your age or your budget. Martin's insights will help bring nature closer to you during the one time of your year when you may actually have the time to really enjoy it.


  • 1. At 10:03am on 26 May 2009, blueshank wrote:

    Please get rid of Martin Hughes Games. He is intensely irritating and not at all interesting.

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  • 2. At 1:54pm on 28 May 2009, bluewoody89 wrote:

    Martin Hughes Games is not intensely irritating he is a legend

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  • 3. At 11:42pm on 30 May 2009, Bob Jones wrote:

    Well done Sringwatch, and well done Martin. I am really enjoying this series and I'm particularly enjoying the interaction between the team members. Springwatch unsprung just finishes off an hour of excellent tv with a light hearted 15 minutes of fun and Martin's contribution has been excellent.

    Thank you for another fantastic series

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  • 4. At 4:37pm on 02 Jun 2009, simonandkids wrote:

    I must agree with you rhonddabob, springwatch is great again this year and t

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  • 5. At 4:38pm on 02 Jun 2009, simonandkids wrote:

    sorry about that i caught the wrong key. Springwatch extra is brill

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  • 6. At 12:53pm on 03 Jun 2009, The STIG wrote:

    Why does this fellow remind me of James May?

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  • 7. At 5:20pm on 03 Jun 2009, foxyish_lady wrote:

    I think it's a great idea for a producer to take on the role of presenter. You get more of a feel for how the show works as a team effort and evolves with the audience input. It helps that the producer happens to be knowledgeable, funny and easy on the eye, not to mention the added bonus of being a biker (for those of us who appreciate that sort of thing and don't see enough on tv).

    I have one question though...how does everyone keep a relatively straight face with all the double entendres flying about?

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  • 8. At 9:29pm on 03 Jun 2009, Zhangamillion wrote:

    I think Simon should go he makes me YAWN!!!!!!

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  • 9. At 9:33pm on 03 Jun 2009, rob prior wrote:

    Nice to see he still rides a 500cc Triumph

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  • 10. At 9:42pm on 03 Jun 2009, Zhangamillion wrote:

    I think the eggs are different colors because they evolved from dinosaurs?

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  • 11. At 9:52pm on 03 Jun 2009, Zhangamillion wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 12. At 6:54pm on 04 Jun 2009, microshirleysmith wrote:

    Could you tell me please if Martin Hughes Games is any relation to a Dr Hughes Games, who had a practise in Whitchurch Bristol many years ago, and who in later years was a resident Dr on a radio programme.
    Hope Bill gets better soon,but my family and i are really enjoying the new mix, with the addition of Chris and Martin it certainly ticks all the boxes for us.

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  • 13. At 12:51pm on 07 Jun 2009, Oysterbay wrote:

    Martin is drop dead gorgeous and makes me go weak at the knees when I see him. We share the same birthday year too 1956 so we'd be a perfect match, its lovely to dream ......:-D

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  • 14. At 02:00am on 11 Jun 2009, Katherine Birkett wrote:

    Lots more Martin on Spring/Autumnwatch in the future please. I concur most heartily with Oysterbay - Martin makes me go weak at the knees and ankles!

    And Martin - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE come to the British Birdfair at Rutland water this year!

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  • 15. At 6:28pm on 12 Jun 2009, gillymull wrote:

    I like Martin, he is great as a presenter well done!
    I love springwatch and autumn watch too, never miss a programme.
    Martin what i want to know is that a Triumph Bonneville you ride, cos i think you do. Could you please confirm

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  • 16. At 08:56am on 24 Oct 2009, WinstonSmith wrote:

    Great producer and presenter.

    Deals with the other two rather childish presenters very well in Unsprung. Like Simon, a real gentleman.

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  • 17. At 11:15am on 14 Nov 2009, clarrie wrote:

    Martin is the most watchable person I have seen on TV for ages - endlessly entertaining and knowledgable and is so yummy! We want more please!

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  • 18. At 2:06pm on 14 Nov 2009, Tineke1963 wrote:

    Martin, Kate, Simon, Gordon, Chris, a great team, all different persons and that is what is making them so superb in presenting this program.
    Martin, I have a little crush on you :-)

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