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Nature's Microworlds

Episode 12: Australia's Red Centre

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 7 months

Steve Backshall reveals huge kangaroos, the world's most venomous snake and a burrowing toad living among the throng of animals in the harsh environment. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 1: Galapagos

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The Galapagos is home to a myriad of bizarre and unique creatures endemic to these islands, but how did they get here and what is the key that allows them to thrive? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jo Stevens
Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 6: Svalbard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

In the northerly region of Svalbard, Steve Backshall unravels the secrets that lie covered in ice for most of each year in the home of the world's largest land predator. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Mark Wheeler

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 3: Amazon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Steve Backshall looks at a world of intricate relationships and unexpected hardship in the Amazon rainforest, and explores the way that the jungle's inhabitants interact. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Mark Wheeler

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 9: Namib Desert

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 8 months

Steve Backshall visits the Namib in Africa, where animals use clever tactics to combat the heat. He reveals the unique secret that allows life to survive here at all. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Chloe Pearne

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 7: Canada's Coastal Forests

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Steve Backshall reveals why Canada's coastal forest is home to huge trees and some of the greatest aggregations of top predators in North America. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 13: Scottish Highlands

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Steve Backshall shows how the two contrasting landscapes of open moor and Caledonian forest are both crucially important to the Highlands' wild inhabitants. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Chloe Pearne

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 2: Serengeti

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A look at the Serengeti in east Africa, a vast grassland that is home to great concentrations of herbivores. But what is the key that allows such density and diversity? Show more

Contributors

Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas
Series Producer:
Doug Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 10: Yellowstone

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

In Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, bears, coyotes, bison and elk roam vast grasslands, wetlands and forests, Steve Backshall looks for the answer to a puzzle. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 4: Monterey Bay

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Steve Backshall looks at the unique geography of California's Monterey Bay, its kelp forest bursting with life from microscopic plankton to visiting ocean giants. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Chloe Pearne

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 8: Great Barrier Reef

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 8 months

Steve Backshall visits Australia's Great Barrier Reef to discover the conditions that let a tiny coral building block create Earth's largest living structure. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Production Manager:
Bronwen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 11: The Deep Sea

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

Steve Backshall plumbs the ocean depths to find an array of beautiful and bizarre creatures, from 40m-long jellyfish to grotesque angler fish and vampire squid. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 5: Okavango

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Steve Backshall reveals the secret to the existence of the Okavango, the world's largest inland delta and home to one of Africa's greatest congregations of wildlife. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Producer:
Mark Wheeler