Reviews and Testimonials

Through the Garden Gate

“A wonderful portrait of a hidden corner of the English countryside, full of unexpected delights.
By staying so close to home, and using his extraordinary filming skills, Stephen de Vere has revealed the secret nature of his own country parish, and reminded us just how magical our own landscape and wildlife can be.”

Stephen Moss – Naturalist, author and broadcaster

“A stunning film of deer, foxes, barn owls, hawks, grass snakes and long-tailed tits growing up in the nearby gardens, orchards and fields, each season masterfully captured.”
Katherine MaCalister – The Oxford Times

“…as meticulously and lovingly recorded as the nature journals of The Reverend Gilbert White, rector of Selborne, two hundred years ago. Everyone should see it.”
David Cobham – Director ‘Tarka the Otter’ movie

“….no haunting music to distract….a fantastic portrait of the wildlife that is all around us.”

“…a fantastic portrayal of our beautiful English wildlife, I can honestly say we have NEVER enjoyed a wildlife DVD as much as this one, I will be recommending it to like-minded friends… Thank you for the time and care in piecing this together with the natural sounds of the countryside rather than music. We will watch this DVD time and time again.
Lyn Mears, Kent

“….it is beautiful and I will enjoy watching it over and over again. A huge plus is the fact that there is no music, so many wildlife films/documentaries are spoiled, for me anyway, by indiscriminate use of background music.”
Gill Shepstone, Suffolk

“The DVD is a delight. I found it enthralling. Stay at home more often!”
Dr John Lloyd Parry, Edinburgh

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Return to the River

“We bought “Return to the River” just recently and have to say that it is a wonderful documentary. Stephen de Vere is clearly a man with a passion for all creatures great and small and his supremely talented ability to bring these fantastic creatures “up close and personal” makes this an intimate and highly rewarding televisual experience. While his narration isn’t in the David Attenborough style or tone, one great advantage is that watching and listening is more akin to getting a guided tour from a good and trusted friend.”
Rigilbert – Amazon UK customer

“You are in for a wonderful treat when you watch this DVD, British wildlife at it best, filmed and narrated by one of our countries top wildlife cameramen.”
Mick Jenner – Nature on Film

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Summer in the Meadow

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