Original Series

Original Series

A portrait of the spectacular, dynamic nature of Britain over the course of one year.

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Our magic ingredient

Our magic ingredient

"Suddenly a sequence of the Northern Lights which we didn’t dare hope to achieve, became possible"

Audio slideshow

Audio slideshow
Series producer James Brickell and producers Bridget Appleby and Elizabeth White talk about some of the innovative techniques used to bring the stories to life.

10 wildlife secrets caught on thermal cameras

10 wildlife secrets caught on thermal cameras
BBC Nature investigates how using infra-red radiation to visualise differences in temperature has delivered some surprising sights. 

Timelapse vs. timestudy

Timelapse vs. timestudy

The Great British Year used both of these dynamic but sometimes confusing camera techniques.

Composing the soundtrack

Composing the soundtrack
Series composer William Hyde writes about how he created the music for The Great British Year.

Filming a seahorse giving birth

Filming a seahorse giving birth

One of the most magical stories of the Spring episode was about a male spiny seahorse giving birth.

Open University: free poster

Open University

Get a free poster and start your record of seasonal sightings of animals and plants.

Learning Zone

The Great British Year – Learning Zone

The Great British Year made specially for 4-6 year olds.

Depicting seasonal change

Meet the timelapse team

Find out more about the stunning timelapse and timestudy sequences in the series.

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