The seasonal rename - a first for Gold - will be reflected through on and off-air branding and on the EPG from Tuesday 1 December until Sunday 3 January 2016. The channel will also enhance and reflect Gold's hugely popular festive programming season called 25 Days of Christmas, which will this year run from the earlier time of 7pm each day (previously 10pm).
Due to its focus on serving up the perfect blend of TV favorites, Gold is frequently the UK's most watched pay entertainment channel on Christmas day. Last year it again held this title, with viewing up 171%*.
From rutting red deer to migrating geese and swans, starling murmurations to urban badgers, Autumnwatch will showcase the beauty and drama of this changing season.
The series will examine what makes this year different from other autumns, analysing weather conditions across the country and asking how this year’s unsettled summer has affected our autumn wildlife. Throughout the week viewers can enjoy a live check in with nature’s key events as the presenters discover how our wildlife is behaving at this pivotal time.
Autumnwatch will offer a truly multi-platform experience, with wildlife action streamed live on the web and on BBC Red Button during the day. As ever we hope to bring wildlife moments to viewers with remote cameras in a number of key habitats across the reserve, including:
Adrenalised and propulsive, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. Every episode sees our cops put their lives on the line to protect the public: from a booby-trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi, to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun - this is a job fraught with danger. But the high stakes are also matched with more absurd altercations such as a middle-class dog-napping and naturists fighting on the beach.