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Back for a Christmas special!

In this Christmas Special on Sky Arts, the Moirs search out festive feathered friends at Penshurst Place in Kent. Here, they make friends with a Snowy Owl before joining old pal Bob Mortimer for an artistic rendition of the Robin. But it’s the Waxwing that holds Jim and Nancy’s heart as the perfect Christmas bird – so together with their daughters, they head to Finland to look for these beautiful creatures as they feast on berries. Along the way they create traditional decorations with a Lappish artist in a magical cottage and attempt to recreate the Northern lights on canvas around a nocturnal campfire in the forest.


‘Painting Birds With Jim & Nancy Moir’ is a series for Sky Arts which sees Jim and his wife, Nancy, on an exciting ornithological adventure, travelling across the UK with Jim creating some masterpieces of the unique species of birds that are native to the regions they visit.  

In each episode, they meet local bird experts and artists, plus famous artists such as Colin Self and Cornelia Parker, alongside some of Jim’s famous friends including Chris Packham, Jools Holland and Edwyn Collins who all try their hand at creating some art alongside Jim.