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Springwatch back in town
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

SPRINGWATCH COMES TO HATHERLEIGH FOR A THIRD SERIES OF THIS POPULAR BBC TV WILD LIFE PROGRAMME, STARTING MAY 29TH 2006 April 13, 2006: The immensely popular BBC TV wild life programme Springwatch returns to Hatherleigh shortly for the 2006 series of live broadcasts from a farm in 'deepest Devon'. Starting May 29th, the programme features Bill Oddie and Kate Humble as presenters, upstaged not a little by the wild creatures who inhabit these parts alongside we humans. Producer Tim Scoones and colleagues, among them Kate Humble, came to town last night to explain what was going to happen this year and answer questions. Wine and nibbles were on hand in the Town Hall to entertain about 90 people who wanted to listen and talk. Cameras were there for folk to try out and this was a big hit with the younger set - see picture. Tim told us that the team are extremely happy being back in Hatherleigh, where the George Hotel becomes social headquarters for the duration. Over 80 people have to be boarded locally, (the important ones - those are the people who must be on hand to film early - get the nearest rooms (in the George etc.) while the less important folk, including Tim!, have to sleep as far away as Chagford.) We'll be following this story in more detail over the coming weeks. We've started a special page - find it via Event Reports or go straight there.

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