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Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 9: Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Documentary revealing the social side of the killer whale; a creature long feared as a sea monster until it was studied in captivity for the first time. Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 5: The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr Ingrid Visser investigates why there has been an unusual number of whale deaths, and reveals disturbing new information. Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 9: Grizzlies of Alaska

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about a mother grizzly bear bringing up her two cubs in the wilds of Alaska. She must keep them safe, teach them to hunt and prepare them for the savage winter. Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 7: Jungle Gremlins of Java

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The slow loris is the real-life gremlin, extremely cute but with a venom that can kill. Dr Anna Nekaris travels to the jungles of Java to solve the riddle of its toxic bite. Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 8: Tiger Dynasty

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Documentary following a pair of tigers released in a nature reserve. They must fight for territory and learn to hunt. Will they mate and start a family, or will they be killed? Show more

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 7: Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar

Duration: 56 minutes

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

David Attenborough tells the full story of a 20-year study of the meerkat, the longest-running animal behaviour study in the world. Show more

Natural World

2012-2013

Part 1: Kangaroo Dundee and Other Animals - Part One

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Wildlife documentary. An Australian living in the desert outback rescues orphaned baby kangaroos and raises them in his one-bedroom tin shack. Show more

Natural World

2012-2013

Part 2: Kangaroo Dundee and Other Animals - Part Two

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

Wildlife documentary. Orphaned baby kangaroos are raised by a tough Aussie living in a tin shack in the desert outback. He has to be mum to a whole family of roos. Show more

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 4: Sri Lanka: Elephant Island

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Sri Lanka is home to its own special elephants. Cameraman Martyn Colbeck, of Echo of the Elephants fame, has travelled to Sri Lanka to reveal their world. Show more

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 6: Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Leonora is an orangutan on a pioneering journey back to the wild after spending years in a rescue centre. If she makes it, 600 more orangutans could soon follow her. Show more

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 5: Meet the Monkeys

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson revisits a gang of crested black macaques on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 25 years after his first encounter. Show more

Monkey Planet

Episode 2: Family Matters

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr George McGavin explores the complex world of primate social lifestyles in this episode of the nature series and has a close encounter with hunting chimpanzees. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
George McGavin
Executive Producer:
Chris Cole
Series Producer:
Jo Shinner
Producer:
Gavin Boyland
Production Manager:
Pauline Gates

Monkey Planet

Episode 1: Meet the Family

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr George McGavin looks at the world of primates. He meets an orangutan who uses soap to improve her personal hygiene and heads underground to a monkey dormitory. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jo Shinner
Executive Producer:
Chris Cole
Presenter:
George McGavin
Producer:
Rosie Thomas

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 8: Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Sivuqaq is an 18-year-old, larger-than-life pacific walrus. Reproduction scientist Holley Muraco is taking on the biggest challenge of her life - trying to help him become a dad. Show more

Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 1: Leopards: 21st Century Cats

Duration: 1 hour

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

In India, leopards and people are colliding. For the leopards, what does it take to survive in a world of over a billion people? Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 11: Zambezi

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary following life along Africa's wildest river, from the wet season when the riverbanks burst to the dry season when animals fight over the few precious pools of water. Show more

Natural World

2012-2013

Episode 6: Jaguars - Born Free

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Wildlife documentary. Three orphaned jaguar cubs are found in a Brazilian forest. A family tries to train them to become wild again, before releasing them back into the forest. Show more

The Nature of Britain

Episode 5: Coastal Britain

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Alan Titchmarsh braves the elements to find out why the country's coastline is such an extraordinary place for wildlife. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Titchmarsh
Producer:
Chris Cole
Producer:
Sally Crye
Series Producer:
Stephen Moss

Natural World

2012-2013

Episode 9: Giant Otters of the Amazon

Duration: 1 hour

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

Wildlife documentary. Diablo the giant otter raises his family of six unruly cubs in the Peruvian jungle. Show more