Environmental Shows

The Blooming Weed

Blooming Weed

For the first time in years the waters of the broad are clear and the rare stonewort is thriving. The conservationist is happy, but as the plant spreads, the sailing gets difficult and the boat owners and fishermen are furious. Child’s parents can’t agree either, so she dives down into the Broad to see what …read more…

Noah’s Park

Noah's Park

Mythical beasts and monsters have fascinated, delighted and terrified us since the beginning of time, but why do they have this power? And what if we could make monsters of our own? An intriguing peek into the future that gives a child’s-eye-view of the brave new world of gene technology and cloning, and offers practical …read more…

A Butterfly Rover

A Butterfly Rover

Adapted from a true story of the long life and many loves of Margaret Fountaine, an extraordinary Norfolk woman with an adventurous spirit. Born in 1862, she saw the ending of the Victorian mania for collecting things, and was part of the modern era of conservation. A great traveller and avid collector of butterflies (and …read more…

Following the Stars

Following the Stars

Once upon a time, when the Vikings first came to Breydon, the birds filled the sky with their songs, and roasted bittern was a popular dish. Meanwhile, in the present, life on the marshes is at a low ebb. Great Aunt Ethel Matilda, the giant eel of Breydon water, can’t remember how to get back …read more…

Menace of the Mud Monster

Menace of the Mud Monster

The project to clear the mud out of Barton Broad was under way, but no sooner had Ted’s dredger pumped a ton of mud out, than more started to creep in from an unknown source. Meanwhile in a nearby pulk-hole the animals and plants struggled to survive as the water grew cloudy and the algae …read more…

Raising the Mermaid

Raising the Mermaid

It’s 1827 in the Broads…Wherryman Jack and his daughter Jenny sail the wherry”Mermaid” to Mutford Bridge, arriving as work on the Lowestoft to Norwich Navigation begins. As canals are cut and locks built,  Jack is caught up in a smugglers’ plot and imprisoned. Jenny is left to outwit the Revenue Man and prove her dad’s …read more…

Return of The Copper Flyer

A great gale blows from Holland and with it comes a Large Copper Butterfly anxiously searching for a place to lay her eggs and so re-establish her family in the Broads. But her favorite food-plants in the fen are dying and her fabled beauty has caught the eye of an unscrupulous ‘nature lover’.  Only the …read more…

Magic Serpent Egg

Magic Serpent's Egg

In 14th Century Norfolk, Eglantine and Gertrude while away the weary hours digging peat for their venial overlords at the Abbey by telling tales of a mythical serpent and teasing a novice monk. But a vast and terrible storm is gathering over the marshes, someone moves an ancient stone, and a little dog falls down …read more…