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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01 October 1989 - Gorillas In The Midst Of Man
An intimate and touching glimpse into the lives of these gentle, highly intelligent creatures, it follows a team of scientists and volunteers as they continue the research of the late ethologist Dian Fossey.
08 October 1989 - Ivory Wars
Report on the threat to the African elephant population from ivory poachers.
15 October 1989 - Gran Paradiso
Documentary on the national park of Gran Paradiso in the Italian Alps, focusing on the imbalance in the fauna which inhabit the area.
22 October 1989 - Fear Of The Wild
Documentary on the ways man has devised of coping with a fear of dangerous animals. Questioning whether this reaction is a throwback to a time when they were a real threat.
29 October 1989 - Splashdown
Splashdown is a diver's natural history of Britain and Eire - showing the amazing abundance and variety of our often threatened, yet rarely seen marine flora and fauna. Auks that 'fly' underwater, a giant whirlpool, scallop farms and Fungie the dolphin are among the sights seen in this marine safari.
05 November 1989 - Island In The Air
Looks at the isolated Bale highlands in south-west Ethiopia, preserved as a National Park, considering some of the animals, foliage and humans that live there, and also its importance as a vital water catchment zone for thousands of people in southern Ethiopia and the desert nation of Somalia to the east.
19 November 1989 - Amazon The Flooded Forest - 1
The first of two films about the Amazon basin with its immense river system and vast rainforests. Every year for six months, the Amazon floodplain is entirely submerged, forcing residents (plants, animals and man) to adapt to an environment half in, half out of water. The first film reveals some of the wildlfie species of the area during the flooded half of the year, including dolphins, fruit-eating fish and the white-furred, bald-headed uakari monkey.
26 November 1989 - Amazon The Flooded Forest - 2
The second of two films about the Amazon Basin, with its immense river system and vast rainforests. Looks at the species of wildlife that inhabit the region after the flood waters that cover it for six months of the year recede to reveal for forest floor. Fish, concentrated into small pools, attract a host of predators, and on sandy beaches giant turtles hurry to lay and hatch their eggs before the foods return.
03 December 1989 - A Tramp In The Darien
Naturalist and writer Jonathan Maslow treks through one of South America's last great wildernesses, looking at the nature, wildlife, environment and indian tribes in the area.
10 December 1989 - The Taming Of The Ewe
Explores how man has exploited the natural behaviour of the dog to control sheep, examining the dog's instincts and ways of ensuring sheepdogs do not attack their flocks by bringing them up from pups alongside sheep. The future of sheep farming and experiments are also considered.
17 December 1989 - Under The Ice
Program looking at the world and life forms found under the ice in the seas of the Antarctic.
07 January 1990 - The Sisterhood
Richard Goss spent 18 months in the isolated heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, sharing in the nocturnal lives of a clan of spotted hyaenas. The film documents the lives of these creatures, Africa's strangest but most successful carnivores.
14 January 1990 - Erin Through The Mists Of Time
From the arrival of the first people 9,000 years ago through the coming of Christianity and beyond, myths and legends have enriched the reality of Erin's wildlife. Seen through the eyes of Ireland's leading wildlife film-maker Eamon de Buitlear, this is a story in which the country's natural and human history are intertwined.
21 January 1990 - The Serpent's Embrace
Snakes: a look at the facts and fiction.
28 January 1990 - Haida Gwai, Islands Of The People
An exploration of the seas, forests, and wildlife of Haida Gwai, the name given to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada, by the Haida Indians, from the viewpoint of the Haida people. The special relationship between the indians and the natural world is explained and their attempts to prevent the destruction of forests by logging companies.
04 February 1990 - La Loire Sauvage
About the River Loire and the campaign for and against the government plans to build a dam across the Loire.