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Animal Babies

Episode 1: Safari Babies

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following young animals as they take their first steps and face their earliest challenges. This episode follows creatures on the great plains of Africa. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson
Series Producer:
Gavin Boyland

Wild

2007-08 Shorts

Episode 8: The Great British Parakeet Invasion

Duration: 9 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Wildlife documentary. There are estimated to be 30,000 wild parakeets in Britain. Why are they thriving?

Contributors

Producer:
Jerry Short
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

2006-07 Shorts

Episode 15: New Forest Badgers

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Wildlife documentary. This intimate portrait follows the badgers of the New Forest through their busiest time of year, giving an insight into their lives. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

2007-08 Shorts

Episode 4: Glacier Mountain Goats

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Wildlife documentary looking at the mountain goats of Glacier National Park in Canada's Rocky Mountains. The young goats born in spring learn to survive in the wilderness. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Born to Be Wild

Episode 6: Coastal Creatures

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series on amateur naturalists follows four intrepid people who study coastal creatures. Including a couple whose passion for seals has uncovered fresh facts. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Karen Thomas
Series Producer:
Mary Colwell
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Born to Be Wild

Episode 2: Bugs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series about British amateur naturalists. A bug lover has turned his garden into insect heaven and another is striving to bring back the bugs that keep our rivers alive. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen Thomas
Series Producer:
Mary Colwell
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

2006-07 Shorts

Episode 16: Shearwater Island

Duration: 10 minutes

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

How thousands of strange nocturnal birds make their home on the island of Bardsey in north Wales, and an exploration of the history of the island itself. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson
Producer:
Fiona Pitcher

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

David Attenborough recounts his personal experiences with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and how conservationists have battled to save the species from the brink of extinction. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sanjayan Muttulingam was forced to flee his native Sierra Leone when civil war erupted. Now a biologist in the US, Sanjayan returns to see what has become of the local wildlife. Show more

Wild

2007-08 Shorts

Episode 10: Bat Women of Panama

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Nature documentary series. This episode looks at the women who gather in the jungle of Panama to seek secret knowledge that only darkness can reveal, and search for vampires. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Producer:
Simon Bell
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

2007-08

Episode 5: Killer Whales in the UK?

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Nature documentary series. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan goes to the Shetland Islands to trace Britain's most formidable predator - the killer whale. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gordon Buchanan
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

Watching the Wild

Episode 1: Cornish Seals

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Nature documentary. Intrepid paddler, Stephen Westcott, explores sea caves near Lands End in his search for hidden seal pups.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Born to Be Wild

Episode 5: Butterflies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series on amateur naturalists focuses on those immersed in the strange and colourful world of butterflies and moths, giving a window onto the lives of four enthusiasts. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson
Series Producer:
Mary Colwell

Wild

2007-08 Shorts

Episode 3: Avocets - Born Survivors

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Nature documentary about the avocet, one of the UK's most strikingly beautiful wading birds. Every spring, the avocets delight us with their magical courtship dances. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Born to Be Wild

Episode 3: Reptiles and Amphibians

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series about British amateur naturalists looks at fans of reptiles and amphibians, including an enthusiast who has turned his garden into a lizard empire. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mary Colwell
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

Watching the Wild

Episode 3: Otters

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Nature documentary. Cameraman Charlie Hamilton James takes his seven-year-old son on the hunt for otters on the Isle of Skye.

Contributors

Camera Operator:
Charlie Hamilton James
Producer:
Chris Cole
Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wild

2007-08 Shorts

Episode 9: The Coral Gardener

Duration: 9 minutes

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

Nature documentary looking at how coral reefs can be gardened to protect them. Austin Bowden-Kerby is a coral gardener who is helping to save Fiji's reefs. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson

Wilderness Explored

Episode 1: Arctic

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about early European explorations of Earth's wildernesses looks at the Canadian Arctic, a place of sublime beauty where expeditions often disappeared without trace. Show more

Wilderness Explored

Episode 3: Congo

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about explorations of Earth's wildernesses. How early Europeans penetrated the vast forests of central Africa and encountered a variety of animals, plants and minerals. Show more