List of Natural World episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the BBC television series Natural World.


Contents

Series: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20
21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33  · 34

Footnotes · References · External links

Series 1[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Save the Panda 30 October 1983 Barry Paine Giant panda
2 From Aardvark to Zebra 6 November 1983
3 Programmed for Flight 13 November 1983 Barry Paine
4 Jungle 20 November 1983
5 Secret Weapons 27 November 1983 Tom Elsner
6 Birds of Paradox 4 December 1983
7 Jet Set Wildlife 11 December 1983 Barry Paine
8 Pelican Delta 18 December 1983 Barry Paine Pelican
9 Winter Days 25 December 1983
10 God's Acre 2 January 1984 Barry Paine

Series 2[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Plight of the Bumble-Bee 6 May 1984 Barry Paine Bumblebee
2 Salim Ali's India 13 May 1984 Barry Paine
3 The Kiwai 20 May 1984
4 Commandos of Conservation 3 June 1984
5 Long Point 10 June 1984 Barry Paine
6 Beneath the Keel 17 June 1984 Barry Paine, Jeff Goodman, Laurie Emberson
7 Treasures of the Gulf 1 July 1984
8 Fragments of Eden 22 July 1984 Barry Paine
9 On the Eighth Day 24 September 1984

Series 3[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Among the Wild Chimpanzees 4 November 1984 Barry Paine, Jane Goodall Eastern chimpanzee
2 One Man's Island 11 November 1984
3 Invaders of the Truk Lagoon 18 November 1984
4 The Desire of the Moth 25 November 1984 Barry Paine
5 A Question of Space 2 December 1984
6 Peacocks, Parasites and the Puzzle of Sex 9 December 1984
7 Land of Ice and Fire 16 December 1984
8 The Lost World of Medusa 23 December 1984 Barry Paine
9 Kinabalu, Summit of Borneo 6 January 1985 Barry Paine
10 Wild Ireland 13 January 1985 Barry Paine
11 Water - A Fresh Look 20 January 1985 Barry Paine, Walter Sigl
12 Battle of the Leaves 27 January 1985
13 The Year of the Rat 3 February 1985 Barry Paine
14 Through Animal Eyes 10 February 1985
15 Within a Garden Wall 17 February 1985

Series 4[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Land of the Tiger 15 September 1985 Tiger
2 Namaqualand, Diary of a Desert Garden 22 September 1985 Barry Paine
3 Horns of Dilemma 29 September 1985
4 On the Verge of Life 6 October 1985
5 The Man Who Loves Frogs 13 October 1985
6 Emas, The High Plains of Brazil 20 October 1985 Barry Paine
7 The Flight of the Whooping Crane 27 October 1985
8 White Rock, Black Water 3 November 1985
9 Never Stay in One Place 10 November 1985
10 City of Coral 17 November 1985 Barry Paine Coral
11 Kingdom of the Ice Bear: The Frozen Ocean[fn 1][1] 24 November 1985 Hywel Bennett Polar bear
12 Kingdom of the Ice Bear: The Land of Beyond 1 December 1985 Hywel Bennett Polar bear
13 Kingdom of the Ice Bear: The Final Challenge 8 December 1985 Hywel Bennett Polar bear
14 Aspen, A Dance of Leaves 22 December 1985
15 The Plant Hunters 29 December 1985 Barry Paine
16 Short Grass Country 5 January 1986
17 The Forgotten Garden 12 January 1986 Barry Paine
18 Inside Stories 19 January 1986
19 Masked Monkeys 26 January 1986
20 Sky Hunters 2 February 1986
21 Vanishing Earth: Soil 4 August 1986
22 Vanishing Earth: Water 5 August 1986

Series 5[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Leopard, a Darkness in the Grass 5 October 1986 Leopard
2 Where the Parrots Speak Mandarin 12 October 1986 Parrot
3 The Mystery of Laguna Baja 19 October 1986
4 Have Fish Had Their Chips? 16 November 1986
5 Why Dogs Don't Like Chilli But Some Like It Hot 23 November 1986
6 The Elephant Challenge 30 November 1986 Elephant
7 Ichkeul, Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea 7 December 1986 Barry Paine
8 Man-Eaters of Kumaon 14 December 1986
9 A Cactus Called Saguaro 21 December 1986
10 A Wilderness Like Eden 11 January 1987
11 Sweet Water, Bitter Sea 18 January 1987
12 Bats Need Friends 25 January 1987 Bat
13 Cockatoos at Three Springs 1 February 1987 Cockatoo
14 The Volcano Watchers 8 February 1987 Barry Paine
15 The Deciding Factor 15 February 1987
16 Reflections of a River Keeper 22 February 1987 Barry Paine, Tom Williams
17 Towers of Wax and Paper Palaces 1 March 1987 Barry Paine

Series 6[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Spirits of the Forest 20 September 1987 Andrew Sachs Lemur
2 Land of the Kiwi 27 September 1987 Barry Paine Kiwi
3 Lions of the African Night 4 October 1987 Lion
4 Forest of Fear 11 October 1987
5 Icebird 18 October 1987
6 Ticket to the Wild 25 October 1987
7 Grizzly! 1 November 1987 Grizzly bear
8 Islands of the Fire Goddess 15 November 1987
9 Paradise Reclaimed 22 November 1987
10 Battle for the Eagles 29 November 1987
11 Okavango, Jewel of the Kalihari: Search for the Jewel 6 December 1987 Barry Paine
12 Okavango, Jewel of the Kalihari: The Living Jewel 13 December 1987 Barry Paine
13 Okavango, Jewel of the Kalihari: A New Challenge 20 December 1987 Barry Paine

Series 7[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Ice Pack 18 September 1988 Barry Paine
2 Beyond Timbuktu 25 September 1988
3 Nighthunters 2 October 1988
4 Twilight of the Dreamtime 9 October 1988 Richard Kiley
5 Search for the Yeti 16 October 1988
6 A Passion for Grouse 23 October 1988
7 Nuts in Brazil 30 October 1988
8 Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon 6 November 1988
9 The Journey of Gerald Through Wales 13 November 1988
10 Coral Triangle 27 November 1988 Barry Paine
11 Wild Waterfalls: The Natural History of Cascades 1 January 1989 Jenni Murray

Series 8[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Gorillas in the Midst of Man 1 October 1989 Gorilla
2 Ivory Wars 8 October 1989 Elephant
3 Gran Paradiso 15 October 1989
4 Fear of the Wild 22 October 1989
5 Splashdown: A Diver's Natural History 29 October 1989 Martha Holmes
6 Island in the Air 5 November 1989
7 Amazon, the Flooded Forest: Part 1 19 November 1989
8 Amazon, the Flooded Forest: Part 2 26 November 1989
9 A Tramp in the Darien 3 December 1989
10 The Taming of the Ewe 10 December 1989
11 Under the Ice 17 December 1989
12 The Sisterhood 7 January 1990
13 Erin Through the Mists of Time 14 January 1990
14 The Serpent's Embrace 21 January 1990
15 Haida Gwai, Islands of the People 28 January 1990
16 La Loire Sauvage 4 February 1990

Series 9[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Running for their Lives 6 January 1991
2 Scandinavia: Lands of the Midnight Sun 13 January 1991 Martin Jarvis
3 Scandinavia: Fresh Waters, Salt Seas 20 January 1991 Martin Jarvis
4 The Cat That Came in from the Cold 27 January 1991
5 Portrait of the Planet 3 February 1991
6 Two Weeks to Save the Planet 10 February 1991
7 Cranes of the Grey Wind 17 February 1991
8 Even The Animals Must Be Free 3 March 1991
9 Marathon Birds 10 March 1991
10 The Great Karoo, a Secret Africa 17 March 1991
11 Big Oil: in the Wake Of Exxon Valdez 24 March 1991
12 Wings Over the Holy Land 31 March 1991
13 Hawaii, Beyond the Feathered Gods 14 April 1991
14 Treasures of the Gulf 6 May 1991

Series 10[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Vietnam: the Country not the War 24 November 1991
2 Arctic Wanderers 1 December 1991 Barry Paine
3 The Wonderful World of Dung 8 December 1991 Tony Robinson
4 Monkeys on the Edge 15 December 1991 Monkey
5 Sounds of the Islands 22 December 1991
6 Sharks on their Best Behaviour 9 February 1992 Mike DeGruy Shark
7 Land of Wild Freedom 16 February 1992
8 The Monk, the Princess and the Forest 1 March 1992
9 New Guinea, an Island Apart: Beyond The Unknown Shore 8 March 1992
10 New Guinea, an Island Apart: Other Worlds 15 March 1992
11 Birds Nuts: The Magnificent Obsession 22 March 1992
12 For Queen and Colony 29 March 1992
13 Mpingo, the Tree that Makes Music 3 May 1992

Series 11[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Echo of the Elephants 3 January 1993 David Attenborough, Cynthia Moss African elephant
2 Shadows in a Desert Sea 10 January 1993
3 Cougar, Ghost of the Rockies 17 January 1993 Mountain lion
4 Kimberley, Land of the Wandjina 24 January 1993
5 Journey to the Dark Heart 31 January 1993
6 Ice Fox 7 February 1993 Arctic fox
7 The Great Bears of Alaska 21 February 1993 Kodiak bear
8 The Little Creatures who Run the World 28 February 1993
9 Strandwolf, Survivor of the Skeleton Coast 7 March 1993
10 Ibera, the Land of Shining Water 14 March 1993
11 The Ghosts of Ruby 21 March 1993
12 Sanctuaries of Defence 28 March 1993 Christian Rodska
13 Treasure of the Andes 4 April 1993
14 Cheetahs and Cubs in a Land of Lions 11 April 1993 Cheetah, lion
15 The Burning Question 18 April 1993
16 Secrets of the Golden River 25 April 1993

Series 12[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Sex, Hot Eruptions and Chilli Peppers 20 February 1994 Barry Paine
2 Firebird 27 February 1994 Josette Simon
3 Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea 6 March 1994 David Attenborough Killer whale
4 Toadskin Spell 13 March 1994 Robert Lindsay Amphibians
5 Island of the Ghost Bear 20 March 1994 John Sparks American black bear
6 Webs of Intrigue 27 March 1994 Gladiator spider, Australian funnel-web spider
7 Vampires, Devilbirds and Spirits: Tales of the Calypso Isles 3 April 1994 Paul Keens-Douglas
8 Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon 4 April 1994 John Shrapnel Giant panda, red panda, giant salamander, golden snub-nosed monkey, takin, bamboo rat, tufted deer, golden pheasant
9 The Witness Was a Fly 17 April 1994
10 Untangling the Knot 24 April 1994 Ian McShane Red knot
11 Snowdonia: Realm of Ravens 8 May 1994 Common raven
12 Race for Life: Africa's Great Migration 15 May 1994 John Shrapnel Wildebeest
13 Islands in the African Sky 22 May 1994 John Hurt
14 Comrades of the Kalahari 29 May 1994 Yellow mongoose, cape ground squirrel

Series 13[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers 27 November 1994 David Attenborough Albatross
2 Badlands 4 December 1994 Prairie dog
3 Hunters of the Sea Wind 11 December 1994 Christian Rodska Marlin, sailfish, sea snake, dolphin, tuna, turtle
4 Parrots: Look Who's Talking! 15 January 1995 Tony Robinson Parrot
5 Avenue of the Volcanoes 22 January 1995
6 Ytene, England's Ancient Forest 29 January 1995 John Nettles Fallow deer, badger, red fox, common firecrest, hawfinch, woodlark, tadpole shrimp
7 Gentle Jaws of the Serengeti 12 February 1995 Barry Paine Spotted hyena
8 Monkey in the Mirror 19 February 1995 Geraldine James Bonobo
9 Ocean Drifters 26 February 1995 Tony Soper Plankton, loggerhead sea turtle
10 The Call of Kakadu 5 March 1995 Kookaburra
11 The Riddle of the Sands 19 March 1995 Bill Paterson
12 Jewels of the Caribbean 2 April 1995 Joss Ackland
13 Survival of the Fittest: a Natural History of Sport 16 April 1995 Des Lynam
14 Sulawesi: an Island Bewitched 23 April 1995 Ian Holm Babirusa, Celebes crested macaque, maleo, reticulated python
15 The Little Creatures of Africa's Hidden World 30 April 1995 Andrew Sachs Dung beetle, tick, termite

Series 14[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Echo of the Elephants: The Next Generation 14 January 1996 David Attenborough, Cynthia Moss African elephant
2 Incredible Suckers 21 January 1996 David Attenborough, Mike deGruy Cephalopod, nautilus, vampire squid
3 Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge 28 January 1996 Tony Soper Polar bear, narwhal, guillemots
4 Fifi's Boys: a Story of Wild Chimpanzees 4 February 1996 Bernard Cribbins, Jane Goodall Common chimpanzee
5 Last Feast of the Crocodiles 7 February 1996 John Shrapnel Crocodile, baboon, hippopotamus
6 Rhythms of Life 11 February 1996
7 Lions: Pride in Peril 18 February 1996 David Attenborough, John Sparks Masai lion
8 Monsoon 25 February 1996
9 Crossroads of Nancite 3 March 1996 Andrew Sachs Crocodile, monkey, coyote, turtle
10 Bowerbird: Playboy of the Australian Forest 17 March 1996 Barry Paine Satin bowerbird, Australian brushturkey, echidna
11 Hightops of Scotland 24 March 1996 Deer, hare, rock ptarmigan
12 Attenborough in Paradise 8 April 1996 David Attenborough Bird-of-paradise

Series 15[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Sperm Whales: Back from the Abyss 6 October 1996 David Attenborough Sperm whale
2 Mara Nights 13 October 1996 Andrew Sachs
3 Penguins In and Out of Water 20 October 1996 Tony Soper Penguin
4 Mandrills: Painted Faces of the Forest 27 October 1996 John Shrapnel Mandrill
5 Beetlemania 3 November 1996 Thomas Eisner Beetle
6 The World in a Wood 10 November 1996
7 Himalaya 17 November 1996 John Shrapnel Red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan monal
8 Wolves and Buffalo: an Ancient Alliance 19 January 1997 Jeff Turner American bison, gray wolf
9 Benguela and the Burning Shore 26 January 1997 Tim Pigott-Smith
10 A Lemur's Tale 2 February 1997 Zoë Wanamaker Ring-tailed lemur
11 Grand Canyon: From Dinosaurs to Dam 16 February 1997 Tim Pigott-Smith
12 Wings over the Serengeti 23 February 1997 Ian Holm Vulture
13 New Guinea: an Island Apart 2 March 1997 Tim Pigott-Smith
14 The Wild Dog's Last Stand 9 March 1997 Barry Paine African wild dog
15 Postcards from the Past 16 March 1997 Anna Grayson Scorpion, Neanderthal
16 People of the Sea 30 March 1997 Shane Mahoney

Series 16[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 The Temple Troop 26 October 1997 Roshan Seth Toque macaque
2 Denali: the Great American Wilderness 2 November 1997
3 Jungle Nights 9 November 1997 Tim Pigott-Smith Jaguar, margay, kinkajou, ocelot, bat, frog
4 Paracas and the Billion Dollar Birds 16 November 1997 Ian Holm Pelican, booby, Guanay cormorant, penguin, sea lion
5 Komodo Dragon 23 November 1997 John Shrapnel Komodo dragon
6 At the Edge of the Sea 30 November 1997 Gareth Armstrong Acorn barnacle, mussel
7 Beyond the Naked Eye 7 December 1997
8 On the Path of the Reindeer 21 December 1997 Geoffrey Palmer Reindeer
9 The Secret Garden 27 December 1997 Patricia Routledge
10 The Dragons of Galapagos 18 January 1998 David Attenborough Iguana
11 Three Monkeys 25 January 1998 Emily Richard Howler monkey, red-faced spider monkey, white-headed capuchin
12 Borneo: Island in the Clouds 1 February 1998 John Shrapnel Proboscis monkey, Borneo elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, orangutan
13 Oman: Jewel of Arabia 15 February 1998 Ian McShane
14 The Lost Lands of Scilly 22 February 1998 Tim Pigott-Smith Grey seal, great black-backed gull, lesser white-toothed shrew
15 Fire and Ice: an Icelandic Saga 1 March 1998 Magnus Magnusson Arctic fox, puffin, skua
16 Metropolis 8 March 1998 Nigel Hawthorne Falcon, raccoon, horseshoe crab
17 The Otters of Yellowstone 15 March 1998 Tom Baker North American river otter, coyote
18 The Forbidden Fruit 22 March 1998 James Grout

Series 17[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 South Georgia: an Island All Alone 11 October 1998 David Attenborough
2 Capybara: Swamp Hogs 18 October 1998 Stephen Fry Capybara
3 Secret Sharks 25 October 1998 Christian Rodska, Mike Rutzen Whale shark, horn shark
4 Mountain of the Sea 1 November 1998 Paul Herzberg Black eagle, penguin
5 Orangutans: the High Society 8 November 1998 Andrew Sachs Orangutan
6 The Fatal Flower 15 November 1998 Honor Blackman Orchid
7 Vanishing Pools of the Zambezi 22 November 1998 Martin Jarvis African elephant, African buffalo, impala
8 Manu: Amazon Paradise 29 November 1998 Ian Holm Jaguar, giant otter, sloth, monkey
9 Impossible Journeys 6 December 1998 Peter Jones
10 Cheetahs in a Hot Spot 13 December 1998 Veronika Hyks Cheetah
11 Dolphins: the Wild Side 17 January 1999 Ian Holm Dolphin
12 Year of the Jackal 24 January 1999 Eleanor Bron Jackal
13 Everglades: to Hell and Back 31 January 1999 Tim Pigott-Smith
14 The Man-Eaters of Tsavo 28 February 1999 Art Malik Masai lion
15 Tough Ducks 21 February 1999 Bill Oddie Duck
16 Islands of the Vampire Birds 14 March 1999 David Attenborough Vampire finch
17 The Farm that Time Forgot 21 March 1999
18 Iran: Secrets of the North 28 March 1999 John Shrapnel

Series 18[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Riddle of the Right Whale 3 October 1999 Right whale
2 Hokkaido: Garden of the Gods 10 October 1999 John Hurt Crane, brown bear, eagle
3 Elephants of the Sand River 17 October 1999 African elephant
4 In the Company of Bears 24 October 1999 Miranda Richardson American black bear
5 The Millennium Oak 30 December 1999 Tom Baker English oak, common raven
6 Wild Indonesia: Island Castaways 23 January 2000 John Lynch Komodo dragon, tree kangaroo
7 Wild Indonesia: Underwater Worlds 30 January 2000 John Lynch Barracuda, manta ray
8 Wild Indonesia: Magical Forests 6 February 2000 John Lynch Sumatran elephant, flying fox
9 The Tiger's Tale 20 February 2000 Meera Syal Bengal tiger
10 The Wolf's Return 8 May 2000 Karen Archer, Paul Young Gray wolf
11 Monkey Warriors 15 May 2000 Monkey
12 Dangerous Australians 22 May 2000 Redback spider, Australian funnel-web spider
13 Crater: Africa's Predator Paradise 5 June 2000 John Hannah Wildebeest
14 Salmon: The Silver Tide 19 June 2000 Denis Lawson Salmon
15 Claws 10 July 2000 Chris McCalphy Crab
16 The Story of an African Wild Dog ? African wild dog

Series 19[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Otters in the Stream of Life 8 October 2000 Sally Magnusson European otter, dolphin, shark, whale, puffin
2 Camels Down Under 15 October 2000 Australian feral camel
3 Deadly Vipers 22 October 2000 Paul Young Viper
4 The Tigers' Fortress 29 October 2000 Valmik Thapar Bengal tiger
5 Big Red Roos 5 November 2000 Robert Llewellyn Red kangaroo
6 Killer Whales: Up Close and Personal 19 November 2000 Killer whale
7 Madagascar: Land of Lemurs 26 November 2000 Lemur
8 Seychelles: Jewels of a Lost Continent 10 December 2000 Paul Young Aldabra giant tortoise, coco de mer
9 Bower Birds: The Art of Seduction 17 December 2000 David Attenborough
10 The Last Tusker 21 January 2001 Sri Lankan elephant
11 Seals: Invaders of the Sea 28 January 2001 Seal
12 Killer Bees and Magic Trees 4 February 2001 Gerald Kastberger Asian giant honey bee
13 Hippo Beach 18 February 2001 Stephen Fry Hippopotamus
14 Timeless Thames 25 February 2001 Ian McShane
15 Coyote: the Ultimate Survivor? 18 March 2001 Coyote
16 Transylvania: Living with Predators 25 March 2001 Andrew Sachs Gray wolf, brown bear
17 Danube Delta: Europe Untamed 15 April 2001 Goose, pelican, beluga sturgeon
18 Buffalo: The African Boss 31 July 2001 African buffalo

Series 20[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 The Lost Elephants of Timbuktu 7 October 2001 David Attenborough, Anne Orlando African elephant
2 Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness 14 October 2001 Paul Schullery Gray wolf, elk, brown bear
3 Wild Nights 21 October 2001 Simon King Badger, red fox, owl
4 Hotel Heliconia 4 November 2001 Robert Lindsay Heliconia, hummingbird, bat, frog, viper, mosquito
5 Night Stalkers 18 November 2001 Fringe-lipped bat, fruit bat, vampire bat
6 Treasure Islands 25 November 2001
7 Leopard Hunters 2 December 2001 Andrew Sachs Leopard
8 War Wrecks of the Coral Seas 9 December 2001
9 The Alps 16 December 2001 Andrew Sachs Brown bear, gray wolf, golden eagle, ibex
10 A Wild Dog's Story 20 January 2002 Tico McNutt African wild dog
11 Killer Whales of Monterey Bay 27 January 2002 Andrew Sachs Killer whale
12 The Canine Conspiracy 24 February 2002 Richard Briers Domestic dog
13 The Cat Connection 3 March 2002 Charles Dance Domestic cat
14 Top Bat 10 March 2002 Mike Gunton, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rebecca Hosking Vampire bat
15 Amazon: Super River 17 March 2002 Piranha
16 Rhinos: Built to Last? 24 March 2002 Robert Lindsay Rhinoceros

Series 21[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Meerkats: Part of the Team 13 October 2002 Simon King Meerkat
2 Danger in Tiger Paradise 20 October 2002 Valmik Thapar Bengal tiger
3 Falklands: Flying Devils 27 October 2002 Jane Watson, Mark Smith Caracara
4 The Crossing 3 November 2002 Zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, crocodile, lion
5 Death Trap 17 November 2002 Whale, seal, shark, brown bear, bald eagle, fish
6 My Halcyon River 24 November 2002 Charlie Hamilton James, John James European otter, European mink, common kingfisher, mayfly, trout, moorhen, mallard
7 Killer Ants 1 December 2002 African driver ant, jack jumper ant
8 A Life with Cougars 15 December 2002 Jeff Turner, Sue Turner Cougar
9 Cats Under the Serengeti Stars 1 January 2003 Charlotte Rampling Caracal, hyena
10 Wild Women of Viramba 15 January 2003 John Shrapnel, Holly Carroll Yellow baboon
11 Killer Bees: Taming the Swarm 19 January 2003 Africanized honey bee
12 Highgrove: A Prince's Legacy 26 January 2003 David Attenborough
13 Flying Home 2 February 2003 John Peel Whooping crane
15 The Elephant, The Emperor and Butterfly Tree 2 March 2003 Mark Strickson African elephant, emperor moth, mopane

Series 22[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Lost Crocodiles of the Pharaohs 12 October 2003 Sean Pertwee Nile crocodile
2 Elephant Cave 19 October 2003 Kenneth Cranham African elephant
3 White Shark/Red Triangle 31 October 2003 Bert Pence Great white shark, elephant seal
4 Moon Power 9 November 2003
5 Tigers of the Emerald Forest 16 November 2003 Raghu Chundawat, Joanna Van Gruisen Bengal tiger
6 Five Owl Farm 7 December 2003 Robert Hardy Barn owl, little owl, long-eared owl, short-eared owl, tawny owl
7 The Monkey Prince ? Kristin Scott Thomas Monkey
8 The Eagle Has Landed 2 January 2004 Osprey, red kite, sea eagle
9 Swamp Cats 9 January 2004 Jeremy Northam Lion
10 A Moose Named Madeline 8 February 2004 Richard E. Grant Moose
11 The Amber Time Machine 15 February 2004 David Attenborough Bee, midge, long-legged fly, thunder gnat, aphid, ant, mite, giant bean tree, balted tree, seaburn tree, nazareno tree, palm, stingless bee, assassin bug, tadpole, marsh beetle, diving beetle, poison dart frog, bromelia, damselfly, bamboo, minuet worm, fig, fig wasp, nematodes, scale insect, Theropod dinosaur
12 Five Big Cats and a Camera 22 February 2004 David Attenborough Cheetah, leopard, serval, caracal, lion
13 Ice Age Death Trap 29 February 2004 Sean Barrett Saber-toothed cat, dire wolf, short-faced bear, Columbian mammoth, American mastodon, giant ground sloths, Camelops, Harlan's ground sloth, American lion, ancient bison, Hagerman horse, Teratornis
14 Ireland: Sculpted Isle 14 March 2004 Fergal Keane
15 Lion: Out of Africa? 11 April 2004 Jonathan Scott Asian lion, domestic cow

Series 23[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Cheetahs: Fast Track to Freedom 14 October 2004 Simon King Cheetah
2 Norfolk Broads: The Fall and Rise of a Great Swamp 21 October 2004 Dan Snow Avocet, marsh harrier, crane
3 Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat 25 November 2004 Kenny Salwey Beaver, snapping turtle, sturgeon, pelican, eagle
4 Hammerhead 2 December 2004 Ian Holm Hammerhead shark
5 The Wild Wood 9 December 2004 Philippa Forrester Eurasian sparrowhawk, red fox, buzzard
6 Andes: The Dragon's Back 16 December 2004 Steven Berkoff Flamingo, puma, penguin
7 Echo of the Elephants: The Final Chapter? 19 January 2005 David Attenborough, Cynthia Moss African elephant
8 Serengeti 24 3 February 2005 Michael Praed Cheetah
9 Secrets of the Maya Underworld 9 February 2005 Simon MacCorkindale
10 A Boy Among Polar Bears 15 February 2005 Sean Pertwee, Jobie Weetalluktuk Seal, narwhal, polar bear
11 Shark Coast ? David Attenborough Pyjama shark, leopard catshark
12 Land of the Falling Lakes ? John Shrapnel Brown bear, lynx, gray wolf, salamander
13 Caribou and Wolves: The Endless Dance ? Jeff Turner Reindeer, grey wolf
14 Wolf Pack ? Sean Pertwee Gray wolf

Series 24[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 The Orangutan King 19 October 2005 Paul McGann Orangutan
2 Eagle Island 26 October 2005 Gordon Buchanan Sea eagle, golden eagle, otter, seal, dolphin, whale, shark
3 The Queen of Trees 2 November 2005 Ian Holm Sycamore fig, fig wasp
4 King Cobra...and I 9 November 2005 Romulus Whitaker King cobra
5 Return of the Eagle Owl 16 November 2005 Roy Dennis Eagle owl
6 Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean 23 November 2005 Bee hummingbird, purple land crab and other land crabs, Cuban crocodile, sea turtle, iguana Caribbean reef shark Cuban hutia Cuban parrot turkey vulture Cuban trogon Cuban woodpecker Cuban trama
7 Flying with Condors 30 November 2005 Judy Leden Andean condor
8 Ella: A Meerkat's Tale 7 December 2005 Amanda Root Meerkat
9 Wild Harvest 14 December 2005 Philippa Forrester Lapwing, skylark, dormouse, barn owl
10 Australia: Taking The Heat 28 December 2005 Jeremy Northam Red kangaroo, frog, koala
11 Penguins of the Antarctic 11 January 2006 Steven Berkoff Penguin
12 Portillo Goes Wild in Spain 18 January 2006 Michael Portillo Lynx, brown bear, vulture, bee-eater, killer whale
13 Ant Attack 25 January 2006 Andrew Sachs African driver ant
14 Stalking the Jaguar 1 February 2006 Owen Newman, Amanda Barrett Jaguar, caiman, peccary, capybara, domestic cow
15 Big Sky Bears 8 February 2006 Jeremy Northam American black bear
16 The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic 1 March 2006 John Lynch
17 Bonobo: Missing In Action 8 March 2006 Frances White Bonobo
18 Satoyama, Japan's Secret Water Garden 27 July 2006 David Attenborough

Series 25[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 The Last Lions of India 18 October 2006 Dilly Barlow Asiatic lion
2 On the Trail of Tarka 25 October 2006 John James, Philippa Forrester European otter
3 Eye for an Elephant 1 November 2006 Martyn Colbeck African elephant
4 The Bear Man of Kamchatka 8 November 2006[2][3][4] Jeff Turner, Charlie Russell Brown bear
5 The Falls of Iguacu 15 November 2006 Hugh Quarshie Toucan, capuchin monkey, jaguar, coati, swift
6 Africa's Desert Garden 9 January 2007 Alan Titchmarsh
7 Battle To Save the Tiger 11 April 2007 David Attenborough Bengal tiger
8 Buddha, Bees and the Giant Hornet Queen 25 April 2007[5] Geraldine James Japanese giant hornet, bee
9 Hawaii: Message in the Waves 2 May 2007 Iokepa Naeole Turtle, dolphin, monk seal, albatross
10 Invasion of the Crocodiles 9 May 2007 Sam Hazeldine, Adam Britton Saltwater crocodile
11 Toki's Tale 10 May 2007 Simon King Cheetah
12 The Bloodhound and the Beardie 16 May 2007 Adrian Edmondson Bloodhound, Bearded Collie
13 Saving Our Seabirds 23 May 2007 Roy Dennis Puffin, guillemot, kittiwake, skua
14 Desert Lions 30 May 2007 David Attenborough Lion
15 Moose on the Loose 1 June 2007 John Simm Moose
16 Rainforests for the Future 6 June 2007 Jeremy Northam African elephant, western gorilla, common chimpanzee, mandrill
17 Wye - Voices from the Valley 13 June 2007

Series 26[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Snow Leopard - Beyond the Myth 4 January 2008 David Attenborough Snow leopard
2 Raising Sancho 11 January 2008 Robert Bathurst Giant otter
3 Earth Pilgrim - A Year on Dartmoor 18 January 2008 Satish Kumar
4 Tiger Kill 25 January 2008 Simon King Bengal tiger
5 White Falcon, White Wolf 1 February 2008 Simon Poland Gyrfalcon, Arctic wolf
6 Saved by Dolphins 8 February 2008 Dolphin
7 Badgers - Secrets of the Sett 15 February 2008 David Attenborough European badger
8 Spacechimp 22 February 2008 Jeffrey Schaeffer Common chimpanzee
9 Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert 26 March 2008 Russell Boulter African elephant
10 Lobo: The Wolf that Changed America 2 April 2008 David Attenborough Gray wolf
11 Reindeer Girls 9 April 2008 Stuart McQuarrie Reindeer
12 Moose in the Glen 16 April 2008 John Hannah Moose
13 Naabi - A Hyena Princess 23 April 2008 Aicha Kossoko Spotted hyena
14 Spectacled Bears - Shadows of the Forest 6 May 2008 Stephen Fry Spectacled bear
15 Superfish 14 May 2008 David Attenborough Billfish
16 A Turtle's Guide to the Pacific 7 August 2008 Hugh Quarshie Sea turtle
17 Jimmy And The Wild Honey Hunters 10 August 2008 Jimmy Doherty Honey Bee

Series 27[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Titus: The Gorilla King 11 November 2008 Bernard Hill Mountain gorilla
2 Whale Shark 18 November 2008 Jessica Whittaker Whale shark
3 Clever Monkeys 25 November 2008 David Attenborough Monkey
4 Crocodile Blues 2 December 2008 Romulus Whittaker Gharial
5 Cork - Forest in a Bottle 9 December 2008 Monty Don
6 Great White Shark - A Living Legend 2 January 2009 Peter Firth Great white shark
7 Cuckoo 9 January 2009 David Attenborough Common cuckoo
8 The Mountains of the Monsoon 16 January 2009 Sandesh Kadur
9 Polar Bears & Grizzlies: Bears on Top of the World 23 January 2009 Peter Guinness Polar bear, brown bear
10 Man-Eating Tigers of the Sundarbans 30 January 2009 Sanjeev Bhaskar Bengal tiger
11 Elephants Without Borders 6 February 2009 Jeremy Northam African elephant
12 Snow Monkeys 13 February 2009 Iain Glen Japanese macaque
13 Cassowaries 19 February 2009 David Attenborough Cassowary
14 A Farm for the Future 20 February 2009 Rebecca Hosking
15 Iron Curtain, Ribbon of Life 6 March 2009 Christian Rodska
16 Uakari: Secrets of the English Monkey 26 March 2009 Jeremy Northam Red uakari

Series 28[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Bearwalker of the Northwoods 28 October 2009 Lynn Rogers American black bear
2 Victoria Falls - The Smoke that Thunders 4 November 2009 Louis Mahoney African fish eagle, baboon
3 Andrea - Queen of Mantas 11 November 2009 Alisdair Simpson Manta ray
4 Black Mamba, White Witch 19 November 2009 Lenny Henry Black mamba
5 Bringing Up Baby 26 November 2009 David Attenborough Chimpanzee, lion, mouse
6 A Highland Haven 3 December 2009 Fergus Beeley White-tailed eagle, black-throated diver
7 Radio Gibbon 10 December 2009 Adrian Edmondson Gibbon
8 Birds of Paradise 6 January 2010 David Attenborough Bird-of-paradise
9 A Killer Whale Called Luna 24 February 2010 Michael Parfit Killer whale
10 The Secret Leopards 20 January 2010 Jonathan Scott Leopard
11 The Chimpcam Project 27 January 2010 Stuart McQuarrie Common chimpanzee
12 Prairie Dogs - Talk of the Town 3 February 2010 Rob Brydon Prairie dog
13 The Wild Places of Essex 10 February 2010 Robert Macfarlane Common seal, knot, fallow deer, bearded tit, peregrine falcon, bittern, water vole, bluebell, brent goose
14 Forest Elephants - Rumbles in the Jungle 4 March 2010 Richard Armitage African forest elephant

Series 29[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco 8 July 2010 Fergus Beeley Harpy eagle
2 Echo - An Unforgettable Elephant 5 August 2010 Martyn Colbeck, Cynthia Moss African elephant
3 Sea Otters - A Million Dollar Baby 12 August 2010 Bonnie Greer California sea otter
4 The Himalayas 19 August 2010 David Attenborough Snow leopard, takin, gray langur, gray wolf, eagle
5 Africa's Dragon Mountain 2 September 2010 Iain Glen Vulture, baboon
6 The Dolphins of Shark Bay 3 November 2010 Rupert Penry-Jones Bottlenose dolphin
7 Panda Makers 7 December 2010 David Attenborough Giant panda
8 Butterflies: A Very British Obsession 17 December 2010 Imelda Staunton Butterfly
9 Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq 18 January 2011 David Johnson
10 Elsa: The Lioness that Changed the World 1 February 2011 David Attenborough, Virginia McKenna Lion
11 Chimps of the Lost Gorge 8 February 2011 Adrian Lester Common chimpanzee
12 A Tiger Called Broken Tail 15 February 2011 Colin Stafford-Johnson Bengal tiger
13 One Million Snake Bites 22 February 2011 Romulus Whitaker King cobra, saw-scaled viper, common krait, Russell's viper, Indian cobra, green pit viper
14 The Last Grizzly of Paradise Valley 1 March 2011 Jeff Turner Brown bear

Series 30[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 My Life as a Turkey: Natural World Special 1 August 2011 Joe Hutto Wild turkey
2 Empire of the Desert Ants 10 August 2011 Andy Serkis Honey ant
3 Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Gardens 17 August 2011 Philippa Forrester Red fox, common toad
4 Komodo - Secrets of the Dragon 24 August 2011 Peter Capaldi, Bryan Fry Komodo dragon
5 The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales 31 August 2011 Ingrid Visser Killer whale
6 Animal House 7 September 2011 David Attenborough
7 Jungle Gremlins of Java 25 January 2012 Anna Nekaris Slow loris
8 Tiger Dynasty 1 February 2012 Amerjit Due Bengal tiger
9 Queen of the Savannah 29 March 2012 Tamsin Greig African honey bee
10 Grizzlies of Alaska 8 March 2012 Chris Morgan Brown bear
11 Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies 15 March 2012 David Attenborough, Erik Patel Silky sifaka, bamboo lemur, pygmy stump-tailed chameleon, helmet vanga, Malagasy paradise flycatcher, common sunbird-asity, Madagascar wagtail, ring-tailed mongoose
12 Zambezi 22 March 2012 James Frain Hippopotamus, African elephant, water buffalo, zebra
13 The Real Jungle Book Bear 5 April 2012 David Attenborough, Ivo Nörenberg, Oliver Goetzl Sloth bear, Indian peafowl, mongoose, Bengal tiger, sambar deer, bonnet macaque, Indian palm squirrel, leopard, Asian elephant, Indian chameleon, painted spurfowl, Indian skipper frog, lesser mouse-tailed bat
14 Unnatural History of London 18 June 2012 Timothy Spall Fallow deer, grey seal, European hedgehog, feral pigeon, peregrine falcon, grebe, European herring gull, red fox, red deer, great white pelican, mallard, red-eared slider, rose-ringed parakeet, European yellow-tailed scorpion, red swamp crayfish, signal crayfish, European badger

Series 31[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Living with Baboons 19 July 2012 David Attenborough, Mat Pines Hamadryas baboon
2 Tiger Island: Natural World Special 26 July 2012 Paul McGann, Alan Rabinowitz Sumatran tiger
3 Queen of Tigers: Natural World Special 19 October 2012 Colin Stafford-Johnson Bengal tiger
4 A Wolf Called Storm: Natural World Special 26 October 2012 Jeff Turner Gray wolf
5 Attenborough's Ark: Natural World Special 9 November 2012 David Attenborough Black lion tamarin, Sumatran rhinoceros, solenodon, olm, marvellous spatuletail, Darwin's frog, pangolin, Priam's birdwing butterfly, northern quoll, Venus' flower basket, cane toad
6 Jaguars - Born Free: Natural World Special 21 January 2013 Zoë Wanamaker Jaguar
7 Kangaroo Dundee: Part One 26 January 2013 Juliet Stevenson, Brolga Kangaroo
8 Kangaroo Dundee: Part Two 2 February 2013 Juliet Stevenson, Brolga Kangaroo
9 Giant Otters of the Amazon 9 February 2013 Charlie Hamilton James Giant otter
10 Flight of the Rhino 16 February 2013 Sean Bean Black rhinoceros

Series 32[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Leopards - 21st Century Cats 17 May 2013 Romulus Whitaker Leopard
2 Giant Squid - Filming The Impossible: Natural World Special 13 July 2013 David Attenborough Giant squid
3 The Mating Game 19 July 2013 David Attenborough Gorilla, wolf, flamingo, kagu
4 Sri Lanka - Elephant Island 9 August 2013 Martyn Colbeck Asian elephant
5 Meet The Monkeys 6 September 2013 Colin Stafford-Johnson Macaques
6 Orangutans - The Great Ape Escape 4 October 2013 Juliet Stevenson Orangutan
7 Meerkats - Secrets Of An Animal Superstar 11 October 2013 David Attenborough Meerkat
8 Walrus - Two Tonne Tusker 18 October 2013 Geoffrey Palmer Pacific walrus
9 Killer Whales - Beneath The Surface 25 October 2013 Alec Newman Killer whales
10 Vultures: Beauty In The Beast 31 January 2014 Charlie Hamilton James Vulture

Series 33[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Africa's Giant Killers 11 April 2014 Imogen Stubbs African bush elephant, African lion
2 Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem 18 April 2014 Toby Jones Honey badger
3 France: The Wild Side 25 April 2014 Paul McGann Wolves, Wild boar
4 Nature's Misfits 2 May 2014 Bill Bailey various
5 The Pygmy Hippo - A Very Secret Life 9 May 2014 David Harewood Pygmy Hippo
6 The Bat Man Of Mexico 13 June 2014 David Attenborough Lesser long-nosed bat
7 Penguin Post Office 24 July 2014 Juliet Stevenson Gentoo penguin
8 Beavers Behaving Badly 31 July 2014 Rob Brydon Beavers
9 A Bear With A Bounty 7 August 2014 Tamsin Greig Black bear
10 Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs 28 August 2014 David Attenborough Frogs

Series 34[edit]

Episode Title Original air date Presenter/narrator Principal species featured
1 Africa's Fishing Leopards 24 February 2015 David Attenborough Leopards,
2 Super-Powered Owls 3 March 2015 Paul McGann Owls
3 Galapagos: Islands Of Change 10 March 2015 David Attenborough Various
4 Growing Up Wild 26 March 2015 David Tennant Tiger, Mountain Gorilla, Polar Bear
5 Iceland - Land Of Ice And Fire 1 May 2015 Juliet Stevenson Arctic Fox, Eider Duck
6 Attenborough's Big Birds 16 June 2015 David Attenborough Ostriches, Kiwis
7 Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places 23 June 2015 David Attenborough Mountain Lions
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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Cameraman Hugh Miles won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematographers) for this episode.

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