Last Wednesday night at 9 oâ€™clock, the first in a series of eight episodes, entitled –Nature of Britain, was screened on BBC1. Apart from the fact that the Friends of Wom Brook are due to appear in one regional focus of the programme (on the 31st October we believe-thanks to the Wolverhampton Express & Star for unearthing this fact), the appeal of some top quality photography was an enticement to watch television that night.
Personally speaking, I wasnâ€™t disappointed. The most striking images were those of a killer whale bursting to the surface off one of our coasts, scattering helpless mackerel like skittles before it.
Back on dry land, when not dodging very aggressive seabirds, Alan Titchmarsh explained the unique position of the United Kingdom on planet Earth, which coupled with the effects of moist south westerly winds which predominantly dictate our climate, help provide this country with such a diversity of flora and fauna.
Hopefully future episodes won’t disappoint.