Friday, April 04, 2008

Flying penguins

The BBC had a rather nice April Fools video about flying penguins. They are now using it as an ad for their video player service on their website. However, I was really frustrated when I went to watch it on April 1st to find that iPlayer did not work for me as I am outside the UK :-( Happily, that particular video is available from other sources (including this blog post.) The CGI is wonderful, and they got the 'David Attenborough' tone just right.


Stinking Billy said...

Well, I don't care what the BBC is trying to take credit for, those little fellas were really flying. There is far too much scepticism on TV these days, but some of us know the real truth about such matters. Well done, for exposing them for the frauds they are - smart-arses!

Expat mum said...

Oh, now I understand what my son was talking about. I thought he'd just watched a documentary and got it a bit muddled. Must pay more attention.

Little Britainer said...

Thank you for posting that! I hadn't even heard about it.

I have read that they are looking to make the iPlayer available outside the UK eventually. I guess we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I saw it on 1st April and had a good laugh.
It is amnnoying that we are not allowed to use iplayer but I suppose it's because we don't pay the TV licence in England.

Rosie said...

That is brilliant! I would have fallen for it if it had not said they spent the summer in the tropical rainforests! Great stuff.

Penny Pincher said...

I thought this was amazing and was going to insert it into a blog soon - too good for only one outing.

there is an award over on

if you'd care to become one of the chatty bloggers circle.

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