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2018-2019: 1. Attenborough's Wonder Of Eggs

Natural World - 2018-2019: 1. Attenborough's Wonder Of Eggs

David Attenborough has a passion for birds' eggs. These remarkable structures nurture new life, protecting it from the outside world at the same time as allowing it to brea ...

15-12-2018

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2009-2010: 7. Radio Gibbon

Natural World - 2009-2010: 7. Radio Gibbon

In deepest Borneo, a remarkable young Frenchman called Chanee is combining his love of music and his passion for gibbons. These magical singing apes of the rainforest are in dan ...

08-12-2018

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2014-2015 - Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

Natural World - 2014-2015 - Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

Frogs were the first animals Sir David Attenborough kept as a boy. He explains why he is still passionate about these charismatic, colourful and frequently bizarre creatures.

02-12-2018

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2009-2010 - Bringing Up Baby

Natural World - 2009-2010 - Bringing Up Baby

Natural World investigates the vital bond between animal mothers and their babies, and considers the tough choices faced by mothers as they raise their young.

01-12-2018

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2017-2018: 2. Hotel Armadillo

Natural World - 2017-2018: 2. Hotel Armadillo

David Attenborough looks at the giant armadillo and examines how this seldom-seen animal provides scores of other creatures with the hotel and restaurant services they need to t ...

29-11-2018

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2009-2010 - Bearwalker Of The Northwoods: Natural World

Natural World - 2009-2010 - Bearwalker Of The Northwoods: Natural World

Wildlife documentary. In the forests of northern Minnesota, biologist Lynn Rogers gains the trust of wild black bears and studies their lives.

24-11-2018

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2009-2010 - Black Mamba, White Witch

Natural World - 2009-2010 - Black Mamba, White Witch

During the summer in Swaziland, black mamba snakes turn up everywhere. Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband are on call to rescue and release the snakes.

17-11-2018

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2009-2010 - Andrea - Queen Of Mantas

Natural World - 2009-2010 - Andrea - Queen Of Mantas

Documentary following marine biologist Andrea Marshall as she studies manta rays, one of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean.

10-11-2018

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2009-2010: 8. Birds Of Paradise

Natural World - 2009-2010: 8. Birds Of Paradise

Living in the depths of the New Guinea rainforest are the spectacular birds of paradise - creatures so beautiful that the first Europeans believed they must have fallen from hea ...

03-11-2018

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A Bear With A Bounty

Natural World - A Bear With A Bounty

Wildlife documentary. Lily is an eight-year-old wild black bear, described by some as the world's most popular bear. But fame has come at a price, and some people want her ...

03-11-2018

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2009-2010 - A Highland Haven

Natural World - 2009-2010 - A Highland Haven

Documentary revealing the wildlife of the Scottish Highlands, seen by filmmaker Fergus Beeley. Featuring rare black-throated divers and white-tailed sea eagles.

27-10-2018

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2011-2012: 1. My Life As A Turkey: Natural World Special

Natural World - 2011-2012: 1. My Life As A Turkey: Natural World Special

Biologist Joe Hutto was mother to the strangest family in the world, thirteen endangered wild turkeys that he raised from egg to the day they left home. \n\nFor a whole year his ...

27-10-2018

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2014-2015 - Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem

Natural World - 2014-2015 - Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem

Three enthusiasts in South Africa investigate the honey badger's fearsome reputation as nature's most aggressive and pugnacious fighter.

21-10-2018

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2014-2015 - Beavers Behaving Badly

Natural World - 2014-2015 - Beavers Behaving Badly

Nature documentary following Drew Reed, a wetland conservationist helping to keep the peace between beavers and people in Wyoming's Jackson Hole valley.

20-10-2018

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2010-2011 - Echo - An Unforgettable Elephant

Natural World - 2010-2011 - Echo - An Unforgettable Elephant

Wildlife documentary. World-famous elephant Echo died in 2009 aged 64 after a cruel drought - can her 38 relatives and descendants survive?

13-10-2018

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2013-2014 - Sri Lanka: Elephant Island

Natural World - 2013-2014 - Sri Lanka: Elephant Island

Sri Lanka is home to its own special elephants. Cameraman Martyn Colbeck, of Echo of the Elephants fame, has travelled to Sri Lanka to reveal their world.

08-10-2018

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2010-2011 - The Himalayas

Natural World - 2010-2011 - The Himalayas

Documentary looking at the variety of wild animals inhabiting the Himalayas, from monkeys, wolves and bears to foxes, snow leopards and pheasants.

18-08-2018

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2013-2014 - Meet The Monkeys

Natural World - 2013-2014 - Meet The Monkeys

Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson revisits a gang of crested black macaques on the paradise Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 25 years after his first encounter.

17-08-2018

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2017-2018: 1. Puerto Rico: Island Of Enchantment

Natural World - 2017-2018: 1. Puerto Rico: Island Of Enchantment

David Attenborough tells the revealing story of this Caribbean island's exotic but vulnerable wildlife. A team of conservation champions are making it their mission to save ...

01-08-2018

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2018-2019: 6. The Super Squirrels

Natural World - 2018-2019: 6. The Super Squirrels

The squirrel family is one of the most widespread on earth, so what is the secret to their success? There are squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes and s ...

03-07-2018

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2018-2019: 4. Red Ape: Saving The Orangutan

Natural World - 2018-2019: 4. Red Ape: Saving The Orangutan

For the last decade, a team of frontline medics has been fighting to save Borneo's critically endangered orangutans. Armed with cameras, International Animal Rescue has doc ...

31-05-2018

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2018-2019: 2. Nature's Biggest Beasts

Natural World - 2018-2019: 2. Nature's Biggest Beasts

The world's biggest beasts have always captured the imagination. But whilst being big can have its advantages, it also comes with sizeable challenges. Take the world's ...

24-05-2018

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2018-2019: 5. Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal

Natural World - 2018-2019: 5. Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal

The endearing pangolin is a little-known scaly mammal. Found in Africa and Asia, these shy creatures have an unfortunate tagline - they are the most poached and illegally traffi ...

19-05-2018

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2018-2019: 3. Super Fast Falcon

Natural World - 2018-2019: 3. Super Fast Falcon

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth - it can reach speeds of over 200mph. But what does it take to be a high-speed record breaker? To find out, we follow a young ...

09-05-2018

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Cuba - Wild Island Of The Caribbean

Natural World - Cuba - Wild Island Of The Caribbean

Documentary revealing the spectacular wildlife of Cuba, home to the bee hummingbird - the world's smallest bird - Cuban crocodiles, swarms of purple land crabs, sea turtles ...

22-04-2018

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2017-2018: 8. Attenborough And The Empire Of The Ants

Natural World - 2017-2018: 8. Attenborough And The Empire Of The Ants

David Attenborough is in the Swiss Jura Mountains to discover the secrets of a giant. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants ...

11-04-2018

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2013-2014 - Killer Whales: Beneath The Surface

Natural World - 2013-2014 - Killer Whales: Beneath The Surface

Revealing the social, intelligent side of the killer whale - a creature long feared as a sea monster until it was studied in captivity for the first time.

04-03-2018

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2011-2012 - Unnatural History Of London

Natural World - 2011-2012 - Unnatural History Of London

A portrait of the capital's secret wildlife, from local badgers and foxes to more exotic species like pelicans and seals.

21-01-2018

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2010-2011 - Chimps Of The Lost Gorge

Natural World - 2010-2011 - Chimps Of The Lost Gorge

Real-life drama about a family of chimps trapped in the lost world of the Kyumbara Gorge, which has been cut off from the rest of the jungle for 15 years.

16-01-2018

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2013-2014 - Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker

Natural World - 2013-2014 - Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker

Sivuqaq is an 18-year-old, larger-than-life pacific walrus. Reproduction scientist Holley Muraco is taking on the biggest challenge of her life - trying to help him become a dad.

26-11-2017

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2014-2015 - Nature's Misfits

Natural World - 2014-2015 - Nature's Misfits

Bill Bailey introduces a delightfully eccentric cast of creatures that do things differently; unconventional and unusual, these animals turn oddness into opportunity.

25-11-2017

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2014-2015 - The Pygmy Hippo: A Very Secret Life

Natural World - 2014-2015 - The Pygmy Hippo: A Very Secret Life

Wildlife documentary. Little is known of the endangered pygmy hippo. In an attempt to save it, an ecologist in a West African rainforest sets about unravelling its secret life.

18-11-2017

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2010-2011: 6. The Dolphins Of Shark Bay

Natural World - 2010-2011: 6. The Dolphins Of Shark Bay

A dolphin is about to be born in the treacherous waters of Shark Bay in Western Australia. Its mother must use all her skills to keep her newborn safe.

29-10-2017

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Kangaroo Dundee: 2. Part Two

Natural World - Kangaroo Dundee: 2. Part Two

Brolga is a tough Australian who lives in the desert outback with a mob of orphaned kangaroos. He is mum to three joeys that live in his tin shack with him. His hope is to raise ...

11-03-2017

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