Animal Programmes on TV


Which animal programmes are on TV?

This is by no means an extensive list, but here are a range of animal programmes on TV this week to get stuck into.  Where the programme is on every night, I've put that, because otherwise the list would go on and on and on...!  Please note that programmes are subject to change and the list tends to start from Sunday lunch time.   I try to link the programmes to charities in the area or trying to work on issues that programmes cover so that you can take a look and see what is being done.  (These charities don't necessarily appear in the programme.)

ITV had a programme on Pets and the Cost of Living Crisis on Thursday 17 November 2022 at 8:30 with money saving tips to help keep pets and people together. Find out more.  There's a list of Pet Food Banks here plus ways to help.   I've kept it on this page because it's still relevant today.

What's on...

Sunday 14 April

7pm:  Mammals on BBC1 looks at the oceans, including a sperm whale swimming a mile deep in the ocean, and how they have adapted to survive in the water, from Galapagos sea lions to monkeys in Sri Lanka.   During the programme, you can see a sperm whale calf being born - at nearly 10 feet in length! 

7pm:  On BBC2, This Farming Life sees a family work around the clock to ensure their ewes deliver their lambs safely. 

At 8pm on BBC2, there's Burma with Simon Reeve who ventures high into Burma's highlands - amongst other things, he visits an elephant sanctuary.

Monday 15 April

At 2pm, ITV's Alan Titchmarsh's Gardening Club sees Anna Greeland sharing advice for increasing biodiversity.  Your garden really can help wildlife, if it isn't already!  

at 8pm:   Back on Channel 5, there's Springtime on the Farm, with the maternity ward at Cannon Hall Farm getting ready for a busy, busy season, and a few other animals due to arrive as well.   Jules Hudson, Helen Skelton and J.B. Gill are presenting and there's the Nicholsons, Rob and Dave - they all make a great team!  On Channel 5 at 8pm every night this week, so lots to look forward to!

Tuesday 16 April

8pm For the Love of Dogs with Alison Hammond.   Like Paul O'Grady before her, Alison has signed up to continue the story of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.  Like most rescues in the country, they really have their work cut out with all the pets coming in - many have been abandoned.  Visit Battersea Dogs and Cats Home here.

Thursday 18 April

8pm:  Wildlife Rescue.  There's a new series on Channel 4 following the teams at the South Essex Wildlife Hospital as they help wildlife, including (in episode 1) a fox, who is in danger of suffocating because he's got his head stuck in a plastic bottle.   A swan has swallowed a fish hook and a grey seal pup has been attacked by a dog. Visit the South Essex Wildlife Hospital here

Past TV Programmes

Visit WECare Worldwide was on Ben Fogle:  New Lives in the Wild.  Ben Fogle was back visiting Dr Janey Lowe and her charity in Sri Lanka on Channel 5 on Tuesday 2nd April 2024 at 9:00.   Visit WECare Worldwide here.

On Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 7pm, BBC4 had a programme called Jane Goodall:  Beauty and the Beasts which looked at the life of conservationist Jane Goodall.  Visit the Jane Goodall Institute here to see how you can help.