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Stephanie Colderick

BBC Winterwatch 2023: Presenters, start time, locations and how long the new series runs for

As temperatures continue to drop there is nothing better to do on a winter night than cwtch up and watch some TV. However if you are missing your dose of wildlife and nature, Winterwatch is back on BBC Two to bring you straight back to nature.

Different presenters, including the familiar faces of Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan, will be in different locations across the UK to bring live footage to viewers. There will also be pre-recorded footage with touching human stories and adorable animal scenes.

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Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 series of Winterwatch.

When does Winterwatch begin on BBC Two and how many episodes are there?

The first episode of Winterwatch will air on Tuesday, January 17 at 8pm on BBC Two. The episodes are an hour long and will run for two weeks.

The episodes will air on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next two weeks until Friday, January 27 all at 8pm on BBC Two.

Who are the Winterwatch 2023 presenters?

Michaela Strachan: As well as Winterwatch, Michaela Strachan also presents Autumnwatch and Springwatch. She began presenting Autumnwatch in 2011 and has made many of her own programmes including Michaela's Wild Challenge and Orangutan Dairies.

Chris Packham: Chris Packham has been part of the Autumnwatch, Springwatch and Winterwatch teams since 2009. His other TV work includes Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me and Chris and Meg's Wild Summer.

Welsh presenter Iolo Williams will be based in Scotland (BBC/Jo Charlesworth)

Iolo Williams: Welsh presenter Iolo Williams joined the team in 2019 and has also had his own TV shows including Iolo's Great Welsh Parks and Iolo's Snowdonia.

Gillian Burke: Gillian has been presenting Autumnwatch since 2017 and studied biology at Bristol University before working for the BBC.

Where will Winterwatch be filmed?

The presenters will split into two teams, Chris and Michaela and Iolo and Gillian. Chris and Michaela are at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, which is a common base in Autumnwatch, Springwatch and Winterwatch. They will be focussing on the latest breeding season of Norfolk’s Grey Seal populations as they seemingly go from strength to strength and hosting the show.

Iolo and Gillian will be live from Edinburgh where they will be exploring the thriving urban ecosystem of Scotland’s greenest city. Here they will also uncover exciting new research along the Water of Leith, Edinburgh’s very own wildlife highway - home to secretive otters and marathon migrating eels - as well as charting the fortunes of a badger clan tucked away in the grounds of Edinburgh Zoo.

Other locations in the pre-recorded sections of the series include the Menai Straits in north Wales, Brighton and the Cairngorms Mountains in Scotland.


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