The video above is a festive themed trailer filmed for BBC One to promote their Christmas schedule to the tune of Oliver’s ‘Consider Yourself‘, (should have been ‘Have A Word With Yourself‘)
There is nothing and we mean nothing about this trailer which gets us even remotely excited by the programmes on offer, but then there’s hardly anything on the Beeb that entices us anyway from Eastenders and Strictly Come Dancing, to Live At The Appollo and Dr Who, (oh yes we just did). Boring, staid, unexciting, routine British programming fare. It’ll be a bottle of two litre White Lightening cider and a blu-ray copy of Fast Five for us this Christmas Day.
In case you missed it last night BBC One’s nature documentary series Frozen Planet, narrated by David Attenborough, astounded viewers with some amazing footage.
One of the high points, (or low points if you’re a vegetarian), was the segment on the pod of Killer Whales hunting seals. The techniques employed by these mammals are far more sophisticated than any other predator on the planet, from wave washing their prey into the water, to tipping and manoeuvring ice flows to dislodge seals.
The finale to all of this feels reminiscent of a scene from a horror movie as their prey, now completely exhausted, is slowly, almost gently, dragged into the freezing cold water, disappearing in a fizz of of claret coloured bubbles.
Aye! Where’s your Sam Quint now? Eh?