Animal Programmes on TV


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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.)

Keep well and keep safe!  

Sunday 12 December 2021   
4:30 ITV

The Pet Show
Dermot O'Leary and Joanna Page host this new show which is about all things pets :-)  And each week, a celebrity has the chance to send their dog around an obstacle course.  

5:25 BBC1 Frozen Planet
Sir David Attenborough explores the polar regions of the world.  
6:30 BBC1 Countryfile
Today's programme visits the Malvern Hills. Visit the Malvern Hills Trust page on wildlife and how they are helping
Monday 13 December 2021  
    6:00          Channel 5 Dogs with Incredible Jobs
Looking at the variety of jobs dogs do around the world.  Also on Tuesday
   6:30         Channel 5

Meerkat Manor
On each day this week, Meerkat Manor looks at the struggles faced by some of the animals.   On each day at 6:30pm

Tuesday, 14 December 2021
7:00 Channel 5 My Dog Hates Me, and Other Naughty Pets
The title says it all! 
8:00 Channel 5 The Yorkshire Vet at Christmas:  It's a Wonderful Life
With Peter Wright.
Wednesday 15 December 2021 
4:45 BBC2

The Wonder of Animals
The programme looks at the anatomy and physiology of elephants.

8:00 BBC4 Thailand:  Earth's Tropical Paradise
The pogramme explores the forests, palins and cities of the centr eof Tiland and shows how the people find spiritual fulfilment from their relationship with animals.
Thursday 16 December 2021 
8:00 Channel 5 The Dog House at Christmas
It's Christmas at Wood Green, The Animal Charity, where the dogs are hoping for a new home and the staff are working hard to find them one.  Dig for more information about Wood Green here
Friday 17 December 2021
4:10 BBC2 Africa's Lion Kings:  Natural World
A pride of lions have learnt to take down an elephant.  
4:15 BBC2 Winter's Weirdest Events
Looking at events which are unusual which occur during the winter season. 
Saturday 18 December 2021 
8:05 BBC2 The Snow Wolf:  A WInter's Tale
A she-wolf must flee her pack and go on a hazardous journey through the Alps to find a new home and a mate.