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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Series 4

Episode 2: Finding the Way

Duration: 29 minutes

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

David Attenborough examines animals with an amazing ability to find their way - the dung beetle uses the sun, moon and even the Milky Way. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Series 4

Episode 4: Curious Counters

Duration: 29 minutes

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

David Attenborough explores whether there is counting in the natural world. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Series 4

Episode 5: Incredible Shells

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

David Attenborough investigates two shells that have proved to be winners in evolution: the tortoise's shell and the shells of birds' eggs. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 6: Virgin Births

Duration: 24 minutes

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

How and why do female Komodo dragons and aphids reproduce by virgin births?

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 7: Life on Ice

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David looks at animals that are able to thrive in extremely cold conditions.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 8: Life in the Dark

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Examining the remarkable animals who have mastered the problems of life in the dark.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 9: Bad Reputations

Duration: 22 minutes

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

Investigating the gorilla and the vampire bat, two creatures with fearsome reputations.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 10: Shocking Senses

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Animals and plants with abilities so remarkable they seem almost supernatural.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Series 4

Episode 3: Extreme Babies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

David Attenborough examines animals with extreme young. The panda gives birth to the smallest baby of any mammal, while the kiwi's egg is almost too large to lay. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some fascinating creatures and plants. Female Komodo dragons can reproduce without ever having contact with a male. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind fascinating creatures and plants. The giant squid has the largest eyes known in the animal kingdom. But what is it looking at? Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some fascinating creatures and plants. Research is revealing hidden plant senses, such as flowers that use electrical signals. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some fascinating creatures and plants. Are the defensive armours of the rhino and the hedgehog really what they seem? Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some fascinating creatures and plants. Humans are not alone in using medicines against injuries and infection. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some fascinating creatures and plants. The bodies of some animals stretch and shrink in extraordinary ways. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 1: Stretched to the Limit

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David investigates creatures that have made the ordinary extraordinary. Show more

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Episode 2: A Curious Hoax?

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David tells the stories of animals that sent shockwaves through the scientific world.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 3: Young Wrinklies

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David considers two curious creatures - the elephant and the mole rat.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 4: A Curious Twist

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Why the spiral is so important to two very different animals.

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Episode 5: Seeing The Pattern

Duration: 25 minutes

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

What role do colours and patterns play in the animals that display them?