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Attenborough’s Wonder of Song

Attenborough's Wonder of Song: Sir David Attenborough chooses his favourite recordings from the natural world that have revolutionised our understanding of song. Each one - from the song of the largest lemur to the song of the humpback whale to the song of the lyrebird - was recorded in his lifetime.     When Sir David was born, the science of song had already been transformed by Charles Darwin’s theory of sexual selection: singing is dangerous as it reveals the…

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Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard

Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard: Sir David Attenborough joins an archaeological dig uncovering Britain’s biggest mammoth discovery in almost 20 years. In 2017, in a gravel quarry near Swindon, two amateur fossil hunters found an extraordinary cache of Ice Age mammoth remains and a stone hand-axe made by a Neanderthal.     Professor Ben Garrod joins the team at DigVentures during the excavation as they try to discover why the mammoths were here and how they died. Could the Neanderthals…

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Read more about the article The Wild Gardener episode 2
The Wild Gardener episode 2

The Wild Gardener episode 2

The Wild Gardener episode 2:  Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns home on a very personal project - to turn his old childhood garden into a haven for native wildlife. After 30 years of filming the world’s most iconic creatures, Colin heads back to Ireland, to a garden he spent his childhood summers spraying and mowing into a perfect lawn. But now he wants to transform his old playground into a sanctuary for the native plants and animals now struggling to…

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The Wild Gardener episode 1

The Wild Gardener episode 1

The Wild Gardener episode 1: After 30 years of filming the world’s most iconic creatures, Colin heads back to Ireland and a garden he spent his childhood summers mowing and spraying. In this series, filmed over the course of two years, he wants to transform this old orchard into a celebration of the native plants and animals struggling to survive on these islands, while inspiring viewers to do the same.     Alternative stream   The first episode sees Colin…

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Autumnwatch 2021 episode 4
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Autumnwatch 2021 episode 4

Autumnwatch 2021 episode 4: Chris and Michaela present the final instalment of the wildlife dramas that have been unfolding all week at Wild Ken Hill. Gillian is looking at the importance of wetlands for carbon capture, Megan sheds light on the significance of marine bioluminescence, and spoken word artist Isi the Scribe gets inspired by the beauty of badgers and red squirrels. And find out why an autumn hedgerow has such rich pickings – even for fish!     Springwatch,…

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