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Penguins: Spy In The Huddle
Penguins: Spy In The Huddle“The 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.

Filmed from a totally
new perspective,
Penguins is fascinating,
breathtaking,
totally amazing and
delightful...”
The 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.

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.

* The 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