Nature's Weirdest Events

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Nature's Weirdest Events
GenreNature documentary
Directed byLouise Turner
Presented byChris Packham
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series5
No. of episodes19
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Natural History Unit
BBC Studios (2016–present)
Release
Original networkBBC Two (2012–present)
BBC Two HD (2013–present)
BBC HD (2012–13)
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatSD: Stereo
HD: Stereo
Original release3 January 2012 (2012-01-03) –
present
Chronology
Related showsWorld's Weirdest Events
External links
Website

Nature's Weirdest Events is a 2012 British nature documentary series produced by the BBC and presented by Chris Packham. The show looks at weird events from around the world, with introduced footage typically taken from eyewitnesses before the facts are given. Examples include why some dolphins have taken to breaking people's bones and the case of "spaceballs" in Spain.

The series is broadcast on BBC Two and began in 2012.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Episode No. Series No. Broadcast date
1 1 3 January 2012 (2012-01-03)[1]
2 2 4 January 2012 (2012-01-04)[2]

Series 2[edit]

Episode No. Series No. Broadcast date
3 1 1 January 2013 (2013-01-01)[3]
4 2 2 January 2013 (2013-01-02)[4]
5 3 3 January 2013 (2013-01-03)[5]

Series 3[edit]

Episode No. Series No. Broadcast date
6 1 31 December 2013 (2013-12-31)[6]
7 2 1 January 2014 (2014-01-01)[7]
8 3 5 January 2014 (2014-01-05)[8]

Series 4[edit]

Episode No. Series No. Broadcast date
9 1 13 January 2015 (2015-01-13)[9]
10 2 14 January 2015 (2015-01-14)[10]
11 3 15 January 2015 (2015-01-15)[11]

Series 5[edit]

Episode No. Series No. Broadcast date
12 1 29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)[12]
13 2 6 October 2016 (2016-10-06)[13]
14 3 13 October 2016 (2016-10-13)[14]
15 4 20 October 2016 (2016-10-20)[15]
16 5 26 December 2016 (2016-12-26)[16]
17 6 17 April 2017 (2017-04-17)[17]
18 7 24 April 2017 (2017-04-24)[18]
19 8 8 May 2017 (2017-05-08)[19]

Reception[edit]

Series four of the show was given a mediocre review by Sam Wollaston of The Guardian, who was unsure whether the swimming pigs of Pig Beach were surprising, and asked "could it be that, having reached series four, they're running out of Weird Natural Events? A resource running low or, less politely, a barrel being scraped?"[20]

Merchandise[edit]

DVD[edit]

A single-disc DVD containing the first two episodes of the series was released on 12 March 2012.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 1, Episode 1
  2. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 1, Episode 2
  3. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 2, Episode 1
  4. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 2, Episode 2
  5. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 2, Episode 3
  6. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 3, Episode 1
  7. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 3, Episode 2
  8. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 3, Episode 3
  9. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 4, Episode 1
  10. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 4, Episode 2
  11. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 4, Episode 3
  12. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 1
  13. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 2
  14. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 3
  15. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 4
  16. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 5
  17. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 6
  18. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 7
  19. ^ BBC Two – Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 5, Episode 8
  20. ^ "Nature's Weirdest Events review: Chris Packham will have to do better if he wants Sir David's crown". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Nature's Weirdest Events, Series 1 (DVD)". Amazon.com.

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