Backyard Blitz was an Logie Award winning Australian lifestyle and DIY television program that aired on the Nine Network between 2000 through to 2007 before its cancellation. It was hosted by Jamie Durie and was produced by Don Burke. The show featured a very similar premise to the show Ground Force, in which a team of gardeners employed by the show descend on a supposedly worthy individual's place and improve the garden for the cameras within a specified time limit. This similarity in fact led to legal action being taken by the rival Seven Network who at the time was set to debut an Australian version of Ground Force. The show like many of its other lifestyle brethren was mainly watched by older viewers and was widely derided by younger viewers and television critics. However it was a strong ratings performer. On 14 November 2006 Backyard Blitz was axed by the Nine Network after seven years on air. Don Burke, whose own show Burke's Backyard was broadcast by Nine for nearly 18 years before it was axed in 2004, said his production company was "quite shocked by this decision". In mid-2007 Nine aired the six remaining unaired episodes that were filmed before the show was cancelled. In 2008, it aired a spin-off show Domestic Blitz hosted by Shelley Craft and Scott Cam
Burke's Backyard is an Australian gardening and lifestyle programme presented by Don Burke, broadcast on both radio and television. On television, it was a regular weekly series on the Nine Network from 1987 to 2004.
Our Backyard was a series for pre-school children which aired at lunchtime on ITV from August 1984 until January 1987.It was produced by Granada Television. The format was simple. The programme revolved around a fictional family consisting of drama teacher Jean Burston, her real life three-year old daughter Laura Burston and actor Peter Lorenzelli as the father figure. Jean would usually take the educational lead while Peter was the comic relief and Laura's job was basically just to be cute, although whether scripted or otherwise she managed to infuriate her mother on several occasions. Songs of an educational nature, usually with a rock beat, were provided by The Band Next Door, similar in line-up to Rod, Jane and Freddy but with rock instruments and a more contemporary look than the Rainbow trio's long hair and colour co-ordinated dungaree outfits. A short puppet sketch featuring elderly neighbours Boris and Doris Macaroni would be featured about halfway into the episode, the two being "foreign" stereotypes speaking broken English in strong European accents. Beside the songs and the puppetry scenes, the series also featured stories read by Jean, with Peter play acting along with Jean's narration in an attempt to keep Laura amused, and Laura getting up to mischief with gardenening equipment, such as watering cans, wheelbarrows, sprinklers, porch lights and suchlike.
Sure, you’ve heard of interior design — but what about exterior design? Get a glimpse at some of the swankiest backyards you’ve ever seen when Backyard Envy premieres on Bravo on Thursday, January 17, at 10/9c. The Manscapers, an exclusive exterior design and high-end landscaping firm, will transform ordinary outdoor spaces into the extraordinary. Each episode will feature a full outdoor renovation design by the Manscapers, tackling outdoor spaces from rooftops to backyards, in the suburbs and beyond, while dealing with multiple clients and tight deadlines. The Manscapers are comprised of best friends and business partners James DeSantis, Garrett Magee, and Melissa Brasier. New York native James and Las Vegas-born former modern dancer Melissa Brasier met while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, where they decided there was more to design than just interiors. Born in Texas and raised in Tennessee, Garrett honed his craft in exterior design while taking classes at the New York Botanical Gardens for landscape design, and co-founded the Manscapers with James and Melissa.
Backyard Science is an Australian educational children's television show based on the Dorling Kindersley books. In this series, children experiment with everyday items in order to make something fun and practical and also provide scientific insights in a child's world. The show is co-hosted by Tarun Victor Gordon and Dana Kronental, is co-produced by Beyond Television Productions and Penguin Television and airs on Australian free-to-air television on both the Seven Network and ABC. The series was composed of more than 78 episodes. Jason Smith was a presenter for some time. It was broadcast in the USA under the title Crash! Bang! Splat! on the former Discovery Kids Channel.
Backyard Habitat is an American television program about visiting families and amending backyards for the National Wildlife Federation. The show takes the form of a DIY-style program, with tips that are, it is suggested, easy for most viewers to achieve on their own. Within each episode, the hosts center on attracting a few specific varieties of wildlife; at the conclusion, the family is presented with a plaque, usually placed in the garden by the hosts, stating that the yard is now recognized by the NWF as a "backyard habitat". It is hosted by Molly Pesce and David Mizejewski, a representative of the NWF. It is shown on the channel Animal Planet. Each episode runs approximately 30 minutes. It was produced by RIVR Media.
Wildlife expert and photographer, Casey Anderson, introduces us to some amazing wildlife in Yellowstone!
Meet five lively animal friends who love to sing, dance and use their imaginations to embark on outrageous adventures to magical places.
True-crime stories about unfortunate victims found buried in the most unlikely of places -- the backyard.
Barney and the Backyard Gang is a direct-to-video series produced by The Lyons Group and was produced from October 13, 1988 to October 20, 1991. This series launched the stardom of the PBS television show Barney & Friends. The first three episodes from 1988 and 1989 include American actress Sandy Duncan as Michael and Amy's Mother. Music for the Barney and the Backyard Gang videos was created by Stephen Bates Baltes and Phillip Parker, and Lory Lazarus wrote the first original song produced for Barney, "Friends Are Forever", sung by Sandy Duncan. In the first five videos, "I Love You" was sung at the beginning. The series was a regional success, but only a moderate success throughout the rest of the country. Then one day, in 1991, Larry Rifkin, then head of Connecticut Public Television, rented a Barney video for his daughter Leora. He liked the concept and talked to Leach about possibly putting Barney on television through the Public Broadcasting Service. Rock with Barney was the last video in the series before the television show debuted. Also, only four of the kids from the videos were carried over to the television show.
Our Big Blue Backyard travels from Northland to Stewart Island, exploring six very special marine environments and features the colourful and varied inhabitants as they interact in their unique locations. From the giant to the tiny and the acrobatic to the rock scrapers, the range and behaviours of these species in such close proximity is fascinating. There is plenty of action in these aquatic communities as the lives of these close neighbours weave together to reveal entertaining animal dramas. It’s predator versus prey as surfing orcas travel the golden harbours of Northland; quality time with the big old snapper and crayfish of Goat Island; drama in the egg nurseries of the stunning Poor Knights Islands; a day out with the athletic Dusky Dolphins of Kaikoura; a fur-seal summer off New Zealand’s wild west coast and great white shark versus little blue penguins in the southern oasis of Stewart Island From acclaimed documentary filmmakers NHNZ comes the latest blue-chip series Our Big Blue Backyard, as seen on TV One
Australia's Best Backyards is an Australian lifestyle TV series on the Seven Network. The program is hosted by landscape gardener Jamie Durie, who previously hosted Backyard Blitz on the Nine Network. The first episode aired on Sunday 29 July 2007 at 6:30 pm. The premiere episode rated 1.4 million viewers and was the 17th most watched program for the week.
Strange things are afoot at a local suburban neighborhood watch group.