Documentary series using cutting-edge technology to follow animals as they undertake incredible journeys.
Observational documentary series following orphaned baby animals and the dedicated people that rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild.
Richard travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life-cycle and starts sinking back into the sea. Here, in the island's laurisilva forest, he examines the remains of an ancient forest that once carpeted all of Europe, finds island lizards that live to be four times older than their mainland counterparts, and meets a huge wolf spider. With the help of local divers, he also discovers an unexpectedly rich marine habitat populated by whales, dolphins and unusual deep-sea species that have much to tell us about the changing nature of our seas.
Palaeontologist Richard Fortey investigates why islands are natural laboratories of evolution and examines the unique and remarkable species that live on them. He begins by heading to Hawaii to investigate how life colonises a newly-formed island, and encounters honeycreeper birds whose development rivals that of Darwin's famous finches, as well as carnivorous caterpillars that now cannot eat leaves, and giant silversword plants that thrive in parched volcanic soil at heights of 10,000ft.
Series exploring the flora and fauna in some of the world's most amazing micro-climates.
Steve Backshall explores the world of insects and their close relatives, the arachnids and crustaceans.
Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts behind each story. Once again Nature's Weirdest Events has trawled the internet, raided their contact book and scoured the scientific world to unearth a treasure trove of bizarre and baffling stories. Using UGC clips of the events themselves, Chris Packham deconstructs the weirdness using eyewitness accounts, scientists and BBC archive. In this series there is everything from scores of pigs swimming in the Caribbean to the tiny tick that is turning America vegetarian. There is a giant worm decimating fish tanks, a strange blob appearing when comets are seen, a the real-life sea serpent washed up on the Californian coast and a Japanese island swarming with rabbits.
The first months of an animal's life are crucial - if they lose their mothers, they'll need help. Meet the wild orphans getting a second chance, and those devoted to saving them.