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The Wonder of Animals

Episode 9: Dolphins

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. He reveals how dolphins can be ruthless, how pods communicate food locations, and orcas' hunting strategies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Director:
Giles Badger
Producer:
Giles Badger
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 11: Snakes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Chris Packham reveals the variety of ways in which snakes use their bodies not just to slither, but to climb, fly and swim, and explores how they use their senses to hunt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 10: Bats

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Chris Packham explores bats' incredible anatomy, physiology and senses to understand what enables them to thrive in some surprising places. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Producer:
Francis Welch
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

The Zoo

Series 1

Episode 1: The Big Bang

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 5 months

Comedy series following real-life animals in a zoo. It is the zoo's annual inspection day, and monkey Brutus hatches an explosive plan. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Hugh Dennis
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Wildlife series. Steve Backshall descends into the crater of a giant extinct volcano in New Guinea which biologists have long believed could be home to spectacular new creatures. Show more

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 5: Foxes

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. How are foxes bucking the trend of carnivores struggling to compete in a world with a rocketing human population? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Nature series. With only two days left in Madagascar the team suffer a setback, but help is at hand in the furry forms of lemurs. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Doug Mackay-Hope
Producer:
Tom Jarvis
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 7: Africa 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Steve Backshall journeys from the lush mountains of Ethiopia to the plains of South Africa. He encounters one of the most feared predators in Africa, the spotted hyena. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Sound Recordist:
Simon Cole
Sound Recordist:
Simon Cole
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 4: Ants

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. He looks at how the globe's 100 trillion ants have colonised the planet like no other. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Director:
Francis Welch
Producer:
Francis Welch
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

Deadly Pole to Pole

Series 1

Episode 1: Arctic

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Steve Backshall begins his global journey at the top of the world when he boards an Arctic icebreaker and goes in search of the Arctic's top predator, the polar bear. Show more

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 8: Sri Lanka

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Steve Backshall and the Deadly 60 crew head for the island paradise of Sri Lanka. They journey to Yala National Park, famous for its population of Sri Lankan leopards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Director:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 8: Crocodiles

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. He looks beneath crocodiles' hard exterior to discover the secret to their 250-million-year history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 3: Asia

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Steve Backshall tracks down some of the largest deadly animals Asia has to offer. Starting in Indonesia, Steve and his crew are chased by a group of Komodo dragons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Camera Operator:
Mark Sharman
Camera Operator:
Mark Sharman
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Sound Recordist:
Simon Cole
Sound Recordist:
Simon Cole
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 2: Australia and New Zealand

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Steve Backshall and his crew visit Australia and New Zealand in search of more lethal predators. Steve is dropped onto the nest of a saltwater crocodile. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Director:
Ruth Harries
Director:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Camera Operator:
Graham MacFarlane
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

Deadly Pole to Pole

Series 1

Episode 3: Alaska

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Steve and the crew are in Alaska, where Steve abseils into the heart of a glacier, experiencing a cold, harsh and inhospitable world that pushes him to his limits. Show more

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 1: Africa 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Steve Backshall and his crew are in South Africa. They are looking for one of the most iconic deadly animals of them all, the ferocious great white shark. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Director:
Ruth Harries
Director:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling

The Zoo

Series 2

Episode 15: Woody's Top Ten

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 5 months

Comedy series following real-life animals in a zoo. A countdown of the top 10 clips, selected by the narrator and unenthusiastically assisted by Woody the baboon. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Hugh Dennis
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

Deadly Pole to Pole

Series 1

Episode 2: Somerset Island

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Steve and the crew continue on their epic Pole to Pole journey and head south to Somerset Island high in the Canadian Arctic. Show more

Deadly 60 on a Mission

Series 2

Episode 5: Mexico

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Steve Backshall and the crew head to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Steve enjoys an encounter with a bull shark, races with some sailfish and marvels at a million bats. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Presenter:
Steve Backshall
Director:
Ruth Harries
Director:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Producer:
Ruth Harries
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Camera Operator:
Johnny Rogers
Camera Operator:
Simon Enderby
Camera Operator:
Simon Enderby
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Series Producer:
Scott Alexander
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Wendy Darke
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling