Spy In The Huddle
Spycameras are back in action as
the team responsible for the brilliant
Earthflight and Polar Bear: Spy On The
Ice create an astounding three-part
television series showing the incredible,
perilous life of the amazing flightless
birds in Penguins: Spy In The Huddle...
GETTING UNUSUALLY CLOSE AND SUPER-PERSONAL with three very different types
of Penguins the Emperor, the Rockhopper and the Humboldt
the extraordinary Penguins: Spy In The Huddle presents the inside
story of the life of these beautiful and hardy creatures.
Seventeen types of Penguin live in the world and Antarctica is home to two them.
They face many dangers as they struggle to survive in the extreme conditions
of the world from the freezing Antarctic to the scorching tropics.
spycameras are back in all sorts of guises as adult penguins,
chicks, eggs and rocks; revamped, updated and with even more gizmos on board
for this brand new television series.
from a totally
Penguins is fascinating,
totally amazing and
Visiting places such as Antarctica and the Southern oceans to infiltrate the
colonies of the penguins that live there, the series captures through the lens
of the secret cameras the emotional and often comical lives of the most charismatic
and popular bird on Earth.
The stars of the series are the large Emperor Penguins of Antarctica, the Humboldt
from the hot desert regions of South America and the Rockhopper, entertaining
little fellows that nest on cliffs in the Falklands Islands and brave the perilous
rocks of the storm-lashed South Atlantic coastline to reach the shore. Making
a special appearance is a small Adélie penguin that steps in when baby Emperors
seem to lose their nerve.
Capturing the most extraordinary footage, the disguised spycameras follow the
Penguins as they go about their daily lives; risking predators on fishing expeditions,
facing numerous hazards to get to their breeding grounds and rearing their young
against the most challenging odds.
Marvel at the amazing character of the cheeky penguins who mate for life and
are the most dedicated and caring parents in nature. These clever little creatures
have an inbuilt instinct that identifies their mate, even after long periods
away from them, and their own chicks.
Standing a metre high, the tallest and most regal penguins are the Emperors
of the Antarctic, who have an incredible life story and trek fearlessly across
miles of frozen seas to reach their breeding grounds.
The trials and tribulations of the Humboldt and the Rockhopper cross cut the
narrative of the Emperor penguin, highlighting the differences at the same stages
of their lives. While the Emperors huddle together to protect themselves against
minus 60 degree temperatures, Humboldt penguins are tolerating plus 40 degrees
in the driest desert on Earth. While Emperors are negotiating huge snowdrifts,
Rockhoppers are trying to jump up vertical cliffs.
Facing such dangers as flocks of large, predatory seabirds, sea lions and vampire
bats, these plucky little fellows negotiate harsh conditions on land and sea,
daringly taking on perilous rock climbs, blizzards or crashing waves; revealing
just what extreme survivors these engaging birds are.
Shot from a totally new perspective, the fascinating, breathtaking, totally
amazing and delightful Penguins: Spy In The Huddle is in three parts
The Journey, First Steps and Growing Up, and follows the lives
of the three types of Penguin featured in the series
Narrated by David Tennant, the exceptional three-part series Penguins: Spy
In The Huddle reveals penguins as one of the most entertaining animal subjects
on Earth and comes to DVD, courtesy of Acorn Media, on 8 April 2013.
complete series will be available on stunning high-definition Blu-ray on 22
April 2013. DVD Catalogue Number: AV3048 | Running Time: 180 Minutes | RRP:
£17.99. Blu-ray Catalogue Number: AB2005 | Running Time: 180 Minutes Approximately
| RRP: £19.99.
"Filmed from a totally new perspective, Penguins is fascinating, breathtaking,
totally amazing and delightful" Maggie Woods
"John Downer is some sort of genius… astonishing" The Times
"Utterly enchanting" Daily Mail
"A captivating new series" The Sun