Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going from One Extreme to Another; PICK OF THE DAY MOUNTAIN: LIFE AT THE EXTREME BBC2, 9pm

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Going from One Extreme to Another; PICK OF THE DAY MOUNTAIN: LIFE AT THE EXTREME BBC2, 9pm

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Byline: today's tv With Sara Wallis

THIS new series comes from the BBC's Natural History Unit, so you know that means it's going to be breathtakingly beautiful as well as entertainingly educational.

Revealing the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make their homes in the planet's iconic mountain ranges, this first episode is set in the Rockies.

You might be expecting the familiar, smooth and calming tones of Sir David Attenborough doing the voiceover, but it's actually Scottish actor Douglas Henshall who does the honours, which feels kind of appropriate given the gruff, grizzly and rocky terrain on view.

The Rockies form the spine of North America, running for 3,000 miles from Colorado in the south up to the frozen north of the Yukon in Canada. They are five times the length of the UK, made up of tens of thousands of peaks and valleys, and are also the last great sanctuary of some of the most iconic animals of North America, including buffalo, coyotes, wolves, elk and grizzly bears. …

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