Through the Garden Gate

A Diary of the English Countryside

Stephen de VereA British wildlife film photographed and narrated by wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere who has filmed for many award-winning BBC nature documentary series.
A year spent filming near his home includes highlights such as hares boxing, fox cubs at play, sparrowhawks mating and baby barn owls inside their nest.

The film is a personal view, giving an insight into what it’s like being a wildlife cameraman and reminding us that you don’t have to travel to all corners of the world to get close to nature.

“A wonderful portrait of a hidden corner of the English countryside, full of unexpected delights.”
Stephen Moss naturalist, author and broadcaster


Released: April 2010
Feature length: 49 minutes
Extras: 3 minute film ‘Local Treasures’
Format: DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Stereo 2/0, Pal TV, Region ‘0’ (All)
Language: English (No subtitles)


A percentage of all sales of the DVD goes to The Wildlife Trusts charity.

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Barn owl
Excerpt from the barn owl sequence: “It carries the vole torpedo-style to reduce wind resistance.”