Total Episodes: 530
Networks: BBC Two
Status: Returning Series
First Air Date: Oct 30, 1983
Recent Air Date: Mar 20, 2020
Run Time: m
In Production: Yes
Original Language: English
Age Rating: NR
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27 November 1994 - Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers
Focusing on a pair of albatrosses during the year they produce and raise a chick, Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers is an engaging and atmospheric insight into the wildlife of the sub-Antarctic Crozet Islands. Delving into a previously unknown area, the film follows the intriguing work of French scientist Henri Weimerskirch as he uses satellite tracking and time-depth recorders to follow the ever changing population of these remote isles.
04 December 1994 - Badlands
Documentary on the prairie dog of the South Dakota Badlands.
11 December 1994 - Hunters of the Sea Wind
Documentary showing life under the Pacific Ocean and the predatory life of the marlin, sailfish, sea snakes, dolphins and tuna, birds and turtles.
15 January 1995 - Parrots - Look Who's Talking!
Examines the parrot in the wild and sees how its natural behaviour is modified in a domesticated environment.
22 January 1995 - Avenue of the Volcanoes
Records the rare and unusual wildlife that lives in a remote volcanic area of Ecuador
29 January 1995 - Ytene, England's Ancient Forest
Documentary, filmed over a two year period, exploring the wildlife found in the New Forest in southern England, which the Saxons called Ytene. The woodland, bogs and heaths of the area are home to wild ponies, fallow deer, badgers, foxes, wildfowl, and insects. Seasonal changes are shown, and some elusive species, such as firecrests, hawfinches, woodlarks and tadpole shrimps are pictured. The programme is interwoven with a history of land use in the area from mediaeval times.
12 February 1995 - Gentle Jaws of the Serengeti
Focuses on a clan of spotted hyenas.
19 February 1995 - Monkey in the Mirror
Observes some of the behaviour of the Bonobos, pygmy chimpanzees that inhabit a remote area of rainforest in Zaire. The species is considered to be man's closest living relative.
26 February 1995 - Ocean Drifters
Examines the weird planktonic animals that drift in the current of the Gulf Stream as it passes Florida and enters the Atlantic. Follows a baby loggerhead turtle which hatches on a Florida beach and heads out to the Atlantic.
05 March 1995 - The Call of Kakadu
Follows a pair of kookaburras over the course of a year in the Kakadu National Park in Australia.
19 March 1995 - The Riddle of the Sands
Documentary on the wildlife found through the four seasons in the estuary of the River Ythan in north-east Scotland, a five-mile stretch of marshes, mud flats and sand banks situated some ten miles north of Aberdeen. The waters of the estuary are home to waders, wildfowl, shellfish, small crustaceans, fish and otters. The estuary is a nature reserve and, since the 1950s, the University of Aberdeen has been running a research project to examine its complex ecosystem.
02 April 1995 - Jewels of the Caribbean Sea
Delving deep into the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea, this Emmy award-winning production celebrates the region’s bountiful life and impressive diversity. World-famous marine photographers Howard and Michele Hall explore this vast underwater world, their stunning cinematography bringing to light both the area’s radiant beauty, and that of its abundant wildlife population.
16 April 1995 - Survival of the Fittest - A Natural History of Sport
Looks at the aspects of nature with which sportsman come into contact.
23 April 1995 - Sulawesi, An Island Bewitched
Looks at some of the unusual fauna found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including pig-like creatures which have curled tusks growing through their cheeks, punk-crested primates, the world's largest snake and birds that incubate their eggs in volcanic soil.
30 April 1995 - The Little Creatures of Africa's Hidden World
Filming in South Africa's Kruger National Park, looking at the lives of small creatures e.g dung beetle, ticks, termites etc.