Tonight jBlog will be live-blogging the BBC’s Springwatch Nightshift.
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00:39am – Well here we are in what appears to be a box, but I cannot be sure.
00:41am – Bob in Wolverhampton writes: “Yes Dave, it is a box.” Keep those emails coming in folks.
00:43am – In what looks to be a barn now (can we verify this, Bob?). There are owls. A small one appears to be eating its foot.
00:45am – No, not his foot. It’s a mouse. An emails begins to scroll across the screen – a viewer writes: “Great television. The owls seem happier when they’ve eaten.” Immediately afterwards, a soft, sarcastic round of applause breaks out across the country.
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00:46am – “CHIRP CHIRP CHIRP!” – tensions erupt in the barn. Jade retreats to the opposite side (to visit the diary room, I’m guessing).
00:47am – Back to the box. Nobody has moved.
00:48am – Excitement! We’ve cut to a highlights segment. Earlier on Springwatch, erm, some animals sat in a box and ate something.
00:49am – Viewer: “It’s really great to see animals in their natural habitat. It’s almost like being there.” I never knew badgers lived in pre-fab boxes, but there we go.
00:52am – Owls. A loud noise has developed, sounds very much like someone hocking up phlegm to do a big spit. Has Springwatch discovered a new breed? The Chavvy Owl? Gripping television.
00:53am – Scrolling text informs us that we can expect to see “Badgers, bats, owls, in fact anything that goes bump in the night!”. Nightclubs will be shutting soon – may the fun begin.
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00:57am – Grass! Everywhere. Another highlight from earlier, this time, we see a badger walking.
00:58am – Still walking. Stopped. End of highlight — we’re back live.
00:59am – An owl is looking straight at the camera. We’ve been rumbled. Run Bill! Runnn!
01:02am – Colin from Devon asks: “Where does the BBC stand on racial bullying within the owl barn?” Well Colin, I’m not too sure calling a fellow barnmate “Tawny Prawny Owl” is strictly racist. Please, don’t burn any flags (or owls).
Dennis the Wise owl says:
01:05am – Scrolling text: “You’re watching Springwatch Nightshift. The animals aren’t going to bed [they're animals for crying out loud, they don't have beds - ed] so we guarantee some surprises! Don’t go away!” How can you guarantee surprises on a live nature show? Unless they plan to stick someone in a badger suit and let him run amok for five minutes. Watch this space.
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01:09am – Viewer: “Don’t go to bed Trevor and Justine! Stay up and watch badgers with us!!” What kind of sick perverts are watching this thing?
01:11am – What I’d give for a pack of starving wolves to come screaming through right this minute. I’ve had enough.
(Ok, ok, this is a joke. But I’ve come to the conclusion that live-blogging is a) not very live b) not very accurate c) not very good. With Big Brother starting soon, I thought now would be a swell time to, you know, take the piss. Spread the word: Down with live blogs!)