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Duration: 58 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones joins the crew of a Thames sailing barge to recreate the precarious journey that many similar vessels once made from the east coast into London. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Griff Rhys Jones goes on a Tudor adventure as he retraces the route that Queen Elizabeth I took on what was one of her regular 'progresses' through her realm. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

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 years

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

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Griff rediscovers a once well-trodden route, picking up the medieval pilgrim's staff to retrace the steps that thousands of worshippers made from Holywell to St Davids. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 13: Scottish Highlands

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for years

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

Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones

Episode 3: Highland Cattle Drovers

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Accompanied by a herd of cows, Griff Rhys Jones retraces the 250-mile droving route from the Isle of Skye to Falkirk market used in the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 10: Yellowstone

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for years

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A history of one of the world's most challenging mountains and its infamous north face. The film explores its character and its impact on those who climb it and live in its shadow. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kenton Cool
Presenter:
Neil Brodie
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Griff Rhys Jones continues with phase two of the restoration of his farm in Pembrokeshire. Work on the derelict miller's cottage is progressing well, but there is trouble brewing. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Clive Flowers
Producer:
Clive Flowers
Executive Producer:
Judith Winnan
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Simon Mansfield

Nature's Microworlds

Episode 8: Great Barrier Reef

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

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 years

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following comedian John Bishop as he cycles from Sydney to Cairns. John abseils in the Blue Mountains and meets the most dangerous snakes on the planet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Bishop
Executive Producer:
Jonno Richards
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Lisa Thomas
Series Producer:
Ruairi Fallon
Director:
Ruairi Fallon

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Series following comedian John Bishop as he cycles from Sydney to Cairns. In this episode, John attempts to surf in Byron Bay before heading further north towards Queensland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Bishop
Executive Producer:
Jonno Richards
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Lisa Thomas
Series Producer:
Ruairi Fallon
Director:
Ruairi Fallon

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following comedian John Bishop as he cycles from Sydney to Cairns. In episode three, John travels deep into tropical Australia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Bishop
Executive Producer:
Jonno Richards
Executive Producer:
Nick Shearman
Executive Producer:
Lisa Thomas
Series Producer:
Ruairi Fallon
Director:
Ruairi Fallon