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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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 ...

16-04-2018

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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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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 ...

23-12-2017

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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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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.

11-11-2017

BBC 4

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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?

05-11-2017

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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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

BBC 4

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2007-2008: 4. Tiger Kill

Natural World - 2007-2008: 4. Tiger Kill

Documentary. Simon King has filmed Africa's big cats for 20 years, but he has never seen a wild tiger. With so few remaining wild tigers, documenting a tiger making a kill ...

30-01-2016

BBC 4

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