The BBC Wants To Axe Autumn Watch Lets Make Sure They Dont Sign The Petition

Chris waits 2015

Chris Packham, here, and the Autumn watch team do a fantastic job, let's keep them doing it!

Thousands of UK TV licence payers enjoy the 'Watches', Springwatch, Autumwatch and Winterwatch. It's what we pay our licence fee for. It is an example of what the BBC does best.

In an age when the natural world faces its greatest threat, when British species are on the Red List and threatened with extinction, when we are recognising the value of the natural world for our mental health it is beyond belief to learn that Autumnwatch has been cancelled. The BBC say it is for financial reasons.

We ask that the BBC saves money in other ways and gives the paying public a programme they really want.

Keep Autumnwatch.

We love the "Watches" and it is one of the few TV shows we really love to watch. In a mad world it is so good to have an hour when nature comes to us and we can forget all the troubles of the world. Being in nature, even via a TV show is so very good for us. While watching and engaging with nature the world's problems are put on hold. The recent "mindfulness moment" on Winter Watch featuring thousands of waders was worth the licence fee alone! Please take a moment to sign the petition and send the BBC a very loud message - KEEP AUTUMN WATCH ON THE BBC!!

In reponse to the intial posting of this blog we received this heart-felt plea "I am a 90 year old disabled woman and I look forward to Autumn Watch as it shows me the beauty of our country. This is the only way I have to enjoy the countryside since I lost the way to enjoy the wonderful lives of all the animals and I look forward to watching the way they communicate which proves they know what life is all about. Please don't stop the way it enables those of us unable to go out and see the marvellous ways of life they show us."

Snettisham waders 2

Scenes like these are beautiful and we love to see them on Autumn watch!

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