Animal Programmes on TV
Which animal programmes are 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 24 October 2021|
Today's programme focuses on The Ramble for Children in Need. By the way, on another note, the Wildlife Trusts are asking us all to go on a Big Wild Walk to raise funds to help tackle nature and the climate crisis. Find out more and register here
Climate Change - Ade on the Frontline
|8:00||BBC1||The Mating Game |
A new series which explores the lengths that animals go to get a mate. You can also see it on Wednesday at 11:35pm. Tonight focuses on jungles.
|9:00||Channel 4||Joe Lycett vs the Oil Giant |
Joe Lycett takes on Shell and investigates claims of "greenwashing" levelled against the company's recent advertising campaign. He also listens to climate experts. What will his view be at the end of the programme? This programme is ahead of the COP26 conference which kicks off on 31 October 2021.
|Monday 25 October 2021|
|3:45 BBC2||Born to be Wild |
This programme comes from the SPCA Wildlife Rescue centre Also on Tuesday at 3:45.
|7:00||BBC2||Iolo's Pembrokeshire |
Iolo Williams's programme tonight features dragonflies, kestrels - and a hunt for kingfishers and otters.
|8:00||ITV||Save Money: My Beautiful Green Home |
Three families turn their homes into eco-friendly ones.
|9:00||BBC4||Nature and Us - A History through Art |
This series looks the history of our relationship with nature.
|Tuesday, 26 October 2021|
|3:45||BBC2||Born to be Wild |
The series follows life at the SSPCA's wildlife rescue centre. Visit the centre's website here Also on Wednesday (3:45), Thursday (4:00) and Friday (3:45)
It's back! Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are in Norfolk to check out the Snettisham Spectacular which involves thousands of wading birds. Gilliant Burke is discovering all about moles in Northern Ireland and Megan McCubbin is on the beautiful Isle of Mull. Visit Autumnwatch here. Also on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, all at 8pm.
|8:00||Channel 5||The Yorkshire Vet |
An alpaca and a calf need help.
|10:45||ITV||On Assignment |
Before the COP26 conference this programme looks at three stories. Of course, the climate is at the heart of matter.
|Wednesday 27 October 2021|
|8:00||BBC4||India - Nature's Wonderland |
This programme explores the amazing wonders of the natural world in India With Liz Bonin, Freida Pinto and Jon Gupta.
|8:00||Channel 5||This Week on the Farm |
A new series with Jules Hudson and Helen Skelton as they return to Cannon Farm in South Yorkshire with brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson.
|10;00||BBC4||Restoring the Earth: The Age of Nature |
A new series which examines the relationship we have with the natural world and what we can do to restore nature.
|Thursday 28 October 2021|
|7:30||ITV||Tonight: What's in our water? |
Joe Crowley looks at how waste water is contributing to the crisis facing our rivers. Visit the Canal and River Trust to see how you can help them look after our waterways.
Shop Well for the Planet
|Friday 29 October 2021|
|7:30||Channel 4||Unreported World |
Tonight's programme is looking at the cobalt mining business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Visit the Jane Goodall Institute to see how you can help their conservation efforts in the DRC.
|Saturday 30 October 2021|
|8:30||BBC2||Deadly 60 |
With Steve Backshall and the crewe who are in South Africa today.
|10.00||BBC2||Hugh's Wild West |
Huge is on Dartmoor today.
|11:00||BBC2||The Earthshot Prize: Repairing our Planet |
Today the programme looks at solutions to the problems of air pollution. Find out more about the Earthshot Prize here.
|5:25||BBC2||Natural World: Jaguars: Brazil's Super Cats |
A programme about the majestic jaguar. Find out about the Born Free Foundation's efforts to help jaguars.