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Springwatch

2012

Episode 12

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The team offer the last updates on the year's wildlife stories, including the latest from the nest cameras. Iolo Williams also updates on the Springwatch fox and peregine families. Show more

The Great British Countryside

Episode 4: Highlands

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury are in the Highlands of Scotland, Britain's wildest and oldest landscape. They explore a landscape built by volcanoes, earthquakes and ice. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury

The Great British Countryside

Episode 1: Cornwall and Devon

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury explore the most stunning parts of Cornwall and Devon to learn how Britain's past lives on in fascinating stories and characters. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury

The Great British Countryside

Episode 3: South Downs

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury are in the South Downs, where they discover that this gentle, rolling landscape of southern England had a dramatic ancient past. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Chris Packham chooses his top ten discoveries of extraordinary and weird new species from the last decade. Includes a rare pygmy sloth and a giant orchid. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Host Martin Hughes-Games and the team dish up some in depth post-show analysis, with special guests, nature quizzes and audience-led discussion and debate.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Chris Packham reveals the underground world of badgers, water voles and rabbits, creating full-scale replicas of their burrows in order to observe them fully. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Audience-led informal live discussion and debate. Chaired by Martin Hughes-Games, the team will answer questions and take a look at photos and videos. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Chris Packham reveals the underground world of badgers, water voles and rabbits. It is spring, and baby burrowers must grow up fast. How will the rabbits learn to bond? Show more

The Great British Countryside

Episode 2: Yorkshire

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury visit Britain's biggest county. Hugh takes the controls of a glider and Julia finds out how Yorkshire's rocks produce mineral water. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Series Producer:
Mary Summerill
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury
Presenter:
Julia Bradbury

Fossil Detectives

Episode 5: South West England

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts and geologists around the south-west of England, where they see Britain's best-preserved dinosaur. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Chris Packham reveals the underground world of badgers, water voles and rabbits. It is summer, and all the burrowers face a new challenge - they must learn to survive outside. Show more

Wild

Scotland

Episode 4: Ospreys and Pine Martens

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Series in which Gordon Buchanan studies Scottish wildlife. A look at ospreys, which travel from Africa to nest in Scotland, and rarely seen pine martens. Show more

Wild

2006-07 Shorts

Episode 19: Snow Geese - The Desert Storm

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Nature documentary about how, once every decade, the cold and snow that migratory geese fly south from the Arctic to avoid, follows them to the Mexican desert. Show more

Wild

2006-07 Shorts

Episode 5: Robins of Eden

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Eden Project is a world of different habitats created in a single Cornish quarry and probably the unlikeliest place to find the robin. So why have they set up home there? Show more

Wild

2006-07 Shorts

Episode 13: Dancing Cranes of Sweden

Duration: 10 minutes

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

As the spring sunshine melts the snow and ice on a lake which is a stop-off point for 10,000 migrating cranes, the birds start to do an unforgettable dance. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Vyv Simson
Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Producer:
Robert Yeoman

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

Fossil Detectives

Episode 2: London

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts around London, where they visit the home of David Attenborough to view his private fossil collection. Show more

Contributors

Assistant Producer:
Gavin Boyland
Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher
Director of photography:
Toby Strong
Director of photography:
Mark McCauley

Fossil Detectives

Episode 6: East of England

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts and geologists around eastern England. They discover the story behind the world's most complete mammoth skeleton. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Fiona Pitcher