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It is all about life, not just China!

  • Mar 21, 2010
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A wildlife documentary produced by BBC in cooperation with China’s State TV Station CCTV which showcases some of China’s less well-known treasures… wildlife. From the roof top of Tibet to the depth of S. China Sea, animals and creatures of all kinds are being introduced to the viewers with stunning photography & spectacular clarity.
What I truly liked about it is that it is not simply a documentary about China as a travel destination nor is it merely a National Geographic style of documentary. It is a combination of the best of both worlds with an added dimension, integration of city lifestyle and Chinese culture (like tea leaves cultivation and the Hakka people way of living). That is what makes this documentary such a watchable and entertaining production. There is available room for improvement which entails making the narration more dynamic and energetic with a slight twinge of humor. That would make it a perfect documentary! Perhaps BBC should have gotten David Attenborough from Planet Earth to narrate instead! That would have been a marked improvement, imho.

For those who are interested in China as a travel destination, you’ll be entertained with sights from some of the most scenic sites like Guilin, Yangshuo, Jiuzhaigou, Tibet, The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shangri-la & Shanghai. For animal lovers, you’ll be delighted to see the famous Panda in their natural environment, the Chinese White Dolphin, a tortoise that’s over 400 years old and also some spectacular sights of an Octopus changing its skin texture! These are some truly amazing sights and animals I’ve never ever even heard of in my life! BBC also explains the migration of birds and cranes & the hidden natural reserve in Hong Kong's very own backyard. 
So, yes, this is not just a series of films for those who are interested in China. It is especially for those who are interested in animals and living organisms in the world!

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March 22, 2010
I would really like to visit many of those sites in China. That is a documentary I need to see. Thanks for the information.
March 21, 2010
anyone who reviews something and then posts the photo of a panda gets my vote!
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Quick Tip by . March 17, 2010
Another BBC & CCTV production. Great take on wildlife in China. Narrations pale in comparison to Planet Earth.
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Wild China is a six-part nature documentary series on the natural history of China, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and China Central Television (CCTV) and filmed entirely in high-definition (HD). It was screened in the UK on BBC Two from 11 May to 5 June 2008.[1]The English narration was provided by Bernard Hill and the series produced by Phil Chapman for the BBC and Gao Xiaoping for CCTV. The Chinese version was broadcast under the title Beautiful China.
The musical score to accompany the series was composed by Barnaby Taylor and is performed by Cheng Yu and the UK Chinese Ensemble.[2]
The series is the culmination of the BBC Natural History Unit's "Continents" strand and was preceded by Wild Caribbean in 2007.
Wild China is currently broadcast in Australia on ABC1, also with a new DVD or Blu-ray Disc release are distributed via ABC DVD from Roadshow Entertainment.
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