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The colossal icebergs of the Antarctic dwarf the Steve Irwin as she passes

Benjamin Potts gathers up the ropes on deck

5pm More commotion at the bow of the ship – Discovery HD’s crew are filming dolphins. “We have a film crew of eight people,” says cameraman Ash Dunn, who also filmed last year’s mission. “Our cameras are high definition, so for HD viewers the clarity will be amazing. Down in the Antarctic it’s pretty hard to get a bad shot with the scenery, the icebergs, the light. HD picks up the detail of the whales, too. Last time, we got

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“IF WE DON’T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR OCEAN HABITATS WILL NOT END” PETER HAMMARSTEDT some amazing footage of whales breaching the water. As a film crew, though, we’re definitely passengers on this ship – we don’t have a say, so we just have to strap in and see what happens!”

reveals his hopes for the impact of Whale Wars. “Our boat is only 60 metres long and 11 metres wide,” he says. “But Whale Wars gives us the opportunity to take millions of people on board with us. We can send a message around the world that if we don’t take individual responsibility, the exploitation and destruction of our ocean habitats will not end.”

12.30pm I leave a crew that is clearly feeling bullish and in high spirits, but there’s still a strong 7pm The boat is rocking harder sense of anticipation of the tough – a couple of the crew are starting trials that lie ahead. Leaving the to get seasick. But this is nothing compared to what they’ll experience warm Australian climate behind, they’ll face the fierce extremes in the Antarctic. “If you get sick of Antarctic weather and seas, down there, don’t retreat to your the isolation and deprivation of cabin thinking you’re going to die living at sea for months without – because it might just happen!” everyday comforts, facing potential warns Peter Brown. danger from whalers strongly Sat 6 December opposed to their interference. The Sea Shepherd’s tactics may 12noon We’re all on deck as a police escort arrives to guide the ship be controversial, but it’s clear to me that without their bravery and into port at Newcastle to pick up dedication, there would be far supplies. As I prepare to leave and the crew steel themselves to face up fewer whales in the oceans. to the whalers, Peter Hammarstedt ■ FOR MORE INFO, VISIT SEASHEPHERD.ORG

Love this? ● Deadliest Catch, Tue 21, 9pm, Discovery Channel (520) ● Meerkat Manor, daily from Mon 13, 7.30pm, Animal Planet (525) Watch these!Ë ● Dangerous Encounters, Mon 6, 9pm, Nat Geo Wild (528)

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was taken hostage by whalers last year. He recalls his ordeal… “We went on one of our outboard boats to give a letter to the captain of one of the whaling vessels,” he says. “When we climbed aboard, we were seized. My heart was pounding because Writing up at first they tried to my notes throw me overboard. in the cabin Then they tied us up and took us inside. It was a worrying situation, but I’m certainly prepared to do something similar again.” Benjamin was rescued after the Australian Government sent a fast boat to collect him from the whalers.


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Spring Homes PECIAL TV experts share their ideas for the house and garden

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Makeover Your Home It’s time for that annual spring clean! But if you feel a wipe round and hoover just isn’t cutting the mustard, if you want to spruce up the place to sell or simply fancy a change – check out our TV experts’ top tips to turn your pad into a palace…

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Interior designer Tara Bernard on getting a modern look

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gov last december, a poll by you us of % 69 nd fou y Sk of on behalf inst aga ion act e feel we have to tak n’t are us of % 57 but , nge cha climate to s tip are re sure what to do. He rgy… help you save money and ene

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≠ What’s hot on the high street doesn’t always translate to your home, so don’t rush out and buy a load of paint and furnishings. my top tip is to take time to plan your revamp. Re-designing a room is like getting ready for a wedding – before you get the hat and the jewellery, you need to get in shape, think about your outfit and then buy the accessories. ≠ i’m a great believer in a spring clean. Take a look at a room and see if something’s not working. is that dining room table too big, could you change the look of the room with a smaller one? ≠ Seek inspiration from magazines like living Etc, Wallpaper* and World of interiors, and look for entire rooms that appeal to you. go online too – i get ideas

“in January, Sky news held its first green britain Week. The huge response proved how committed you are to tackling climate change. Here are some easy ways to save energy in the home…” robert nisbet, sky news environment correspondent

from websites for luxury hotels. Think of the bigger picture. ≠ before doing anything, look at the layout of the room and think about your needs. Consider your base first – paint, floors, anything unmoveable. Then make a detailed plan of where your furniture, lighting and accessories will go. This will help you decide exactly what you want. ≠ don’t overspend – and look for bargains. Habitat is a great high street shop, while ebay is fantastic for finding real bargains. For stylish flooring that looks like it comes from a flash new york apartment, check out karndean.com. ≠ be bold. don’t be afraid of colour – just remember, less is more. The key is planning, preparation and details. ≠ The Wow Factor, weekends from Sat 3, 3pm, UKTV Bright Ideas

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Start by finding out your personal carbon footprint by going to Sky’s carbon calculator at www.join thebiggerpicture.com


Light Fantastic In the dark on lighting? Just follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s tips… lighting throughout the room, so it’s not all at the same height or level of brightness. 4) be adventurous with lampshades. look out for patterned and unusual shades – check out my range at John lewis (right). 5) Save cash by using energy saving bulbs – they last up to 12 times longer than normal ones, and you’ll be doing your bit for the planet. ≠ Changing Rooms, Saturdays and Sundays, 8am, UKTV Style

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Sold! How to Add Value to Your House Melissa Porter’s advice for turning a home into a des-res ≠ visit show homes and take a look at interior magazines for inspiration. ≠ make the most of the features buyers like to see in a property. Opt to improve key rooms – people want to see quality in the kitchen and bathroom, etc. ≠ Repaint the front door in an inviting colour and ensure that all the door fittings are sparkling and attached securely.

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Switch lights off – even if you’re only leaving the room for a short time.

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Switch your electricity to a green tariff at uswitch.com – that way you’ll be helping to build wind turbines.

≠ Remove knick-knacks to create a sense of space. neutralise the decor – you can’t go wrong with cream! ≠ Take advantage of any period features. ≠ green issues are important to buyers. Put separate bins in the kitchen for recycling and improve your insulation. See porterandsmurfit.com ≠ Put Your Money Where Your House Is, weekdays from Mon 19, 12.30pm, UKTV Style

● How Clean is your House?, Sundays, from 7pm, discovery Travel & living ● The World’s most Fantabulous Homes, mon 26, 11pm, The biography Channel

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Try not to vacuum every week.

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“Change your PC to a less power-hungry laptop, and turn it off when not in use – the screen saver uses the same energy as the whole machine,” says The Observer’s lucy Siegle. maRCH 2007 | Sky THE magazinE |

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1) decide if you want bright or high-impact lighting by working out what you’ll use the room for. if you’ll be reading and working, you’ll need brightness. but dramatic or subtle lighting can be perfect for relaxing. 2) if you want an airy feel, make the most of any natural light. declutter windowsills, use blinds instead of curtains and keep your windows clean. 3) bright paints, wooden floors and mirrors reflect natural light. layer the


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