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New England

A look at some of earth's greatest spectacles. New England is the stage for an incredible colour change when the greens of summer give way to the golds of autumn.

Set in three of the most seasonally changeable landscapes on earth - Svalbard, Okavango and New England - this series showcases the stunning transformations that occur each year, revealing the unique processes behind them and showing how wildlife has adapted to cope with the changes. Narrated by Domhnall Gleeson.

New England is the stage for the most incredible colour change on earth, when the vivid greens of summer give way to the golds and reds of autumn. This film reveals how this vibrant fiesta is created by the battles between the trees and the forests' inhabitants. Moose, chipmunks, rattlesnakes and a bizarre mixture of caterpillars all play a crucial role, but surprisingly the forest itself was made so colourful thanks to a combination of hard work by beavers, ants and humans.

59 minutes

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Sat 30 Jun 2018 19:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Domhnall Gleeson
Executive Producer Jo Shinner
Series Producer Paul Bradshaw
Producer Paul Williams


  • Fri 5 Feb 2016 21:00
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  • Wed 17 Feb 2016 23:45
  • Sun 9 Apr 2017 16:30
  • Sat 7 Oct 2017 02:05
  • Sat 30 Jun 2018 19:00

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