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Earthflight

Episode 1: North America

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary giving a bird's-eye view of some of the world's natural spectacles. This episode takes flight across North America, as snow geese fall prey to bald eagles. Show more

Earthflight

Episode 2: Africa

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nature documentary series. This episode provides a bird's-eye view of Africa. Cape gannets arrow dive among sharks, dolphins and whales to join the great sardine run. Show more

Earthflight

Episode 4: South America

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The nature series gives a bird's-eye view of South America on a journey that includes Machu Picchu, the Nasca Lines and the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. Show more

Earthflight

Episode 5: Asia and Australia

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The nature series gives a bird's-eye view of Asia and Australia on a journey that includes a dangerous Himalayan pass, the Great Wall of China and Ayers Rock. Show more

Earthflight

Episode 6: Flying High

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Special programme looking at the techniques used in the production of Earthflight, including using microlights and gliders to become part of the flock. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hidden cameras offer the chance to go into the heart of the dolphins' world. Spinner dolphins hunt huge shoals of lanternfish while dodging the gaping mouths of giant rays. Show more

Weird Nature

Episode 1: Marvellous Motion

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series looking at strange animal behaviour reveals nature's quirkiest movers and shakers using special FX, from dancing seaslugs to cartwheeling caterpillars. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Downer
Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters

Weird Nature

Episode 2: Devious Defences

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series exploring strange animal behaviour reveals the bizarre ways animals defend themselves, from skunks that do handstands to crabs that dress up. Show more

Contributors

Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters
Series Producer:
John Downer
Producer:
Mark Brownlow

Weird Nature

Episode 3: Bizarre Breeding

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series exploring strange behaviour in the animal kingdom focuses on breeding rituals, from dancing scorpions to mice that mate themselves to death. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Downer
Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters

Weird Nature

Episode 4: Fantastic Feeding

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series that explores strange behaviour in the animal kingdom. The bizarre methods employed by some creatures to catch their prey, from fish to lemurs. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Downer
Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters
Producer:
Mark Brownlow

Weird Nature

Episode 5: Puzzling Partners

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The series exploring strange animal behaviour focuses on unusual partnerships, including the fishermen who have forged a co-operative venture with wild dolphins. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Downer
Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters

Weird Nature

Episode 6: Peculiar Potions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The series exploring strange animal behaviour looks at how they use drugs and alcohol, from starlings that perform aromatherapy to monkeys with a liking for happy hour. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Downer
Camera Operator:
Rod Clarke
Camera Operator:
Steve Downer
Camera Operator:
Warwick Sloss
Camera Operator:
John Waters

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hidden cameras offer the chance to go into the heart of the dolphins' world, revealing the remarkable family life of the orca, and the dolphins that wear sponges on their noses. Show more

Trek: Spy on the Wildebeest

Episode 1: The Journey

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following a wildebeest calf making a spectacular year-long journey, an arduous 3000km round trip across Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara.

Trek: Spy on the Wildebeest

Episode 2: The Crossing

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following a wildebeest calf's journey across Africa. The migration reaches the Masai Mara where, for the calf, the river presents his greatest challenge yet. Show more

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Documentary which uses spy cameras to get closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator, the polar bear, revealing their intelligence and curiosity. Show more

Earthflight

Episode 3: Europe

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The nature documentary series departs on its grand European tour, as cranes and geese soar over Venice, the white cliffs of Dover, Edinburgh and the Rock of Gibraltar. Show more

Penguins - Spy in the Huddle

Episode 2: First Steps

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Documentary. With penguin chicks hatching out all over, this film captures the young ones walking on their mothers' feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. Show more

Penguins - Spy in the Huddle

Episode 3: Growing Up

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary showing penguins in the wild. As the chicks become increasingly independent, their parents continue to feed them and protect them from danger. Show more

Pets - Wild at Heart

Episode 1: Playful Creatures

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary revealing secrets behind pets' behaviour - why hamsters run in a wheel, how dogs pick up pack rules and how kittens learn to be solitary hunters. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Philip Dalton
Director:
John Downer
Production Company:
John Downer Productions Ltd