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Documentary series showing Britain's changing look over the course of a year. The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain: a time of storms and unpredictable weather.

The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain - a time of storms and unpredictable weather. The trees go dormant, but not before a final fling of colour. For animals, the shortening days are a cue to prepare, hibernating and hoarding for the dark times ahead. For some, its still a time to breed - deer rut, seals give birth and the Atlantic salmon leaps waterfalls in order to lay its eggs. Beneath the fallen leaves, slime moulds, earthworms and fungi take advantage of autumn's spoils.

59 minutes

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Thu 20 Aug 2020 09:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    Amy Winehouse

    Our Day Will Come

  • 00:22

    The Shadows


  • 00:34


    Talkin' Love With Nature

  • 00:40

    Mumford & Sons

    Sigh No More

Our magic ingredient

Our magic ingredient

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


Role Contributor
Narrator Joseph Fiennes
Series Producer James Brickell
Executive Producer Mike Gunton
Producer Elizabeth White


Meet the timelapse team

Meet the timelapse team

Find out more about the team behind the timelapse sequences in The Great British Year.