Programme Index

Discover 10,243,627 listings and 242,554 playable programmes from the BBC

DIY Deadly with Steve Backshall

Series 1

Deadly Snake Special

Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

In this episode, Steve delves into the lives of perhaps the most popular of all deadly animals - the fast-striking, super-sinuous slithering snakes.

Steve is wowed by a grass snake’s hunting technique, shows us how to work out whether an adder is male or female, and explains what to do to attract snakes to your green space!

In a DIY demo, Steve gives us a privileged view of one of his most prized possessions – a puff adder skeleton in all its glory! We see that this venomous viper can strike in the blink of an eye, and that corn snakes are awesome pets. Show less


Steve Backshall
Giles Badger
Executive Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Jo Shinner
Executive Producer:
Julie Gilmartin

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More