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 19th November

BBC1 at 6:20pm - Planet Earth III

Sir David Attenborough who is sharing amazing stories of animals around the planet in different habitats.  He has focused on oceans, coasts, deserts and grasslands, and today he focuses on forests.  Find out more here.

BBC2 at 9pm - Wild Caribbean
There are over 7,000 islands, all bursting with nature and natural wonders.  Liz Bonnin explores the Lesser Antilles, where some residents are repairing coral. Find out more about the series.

Tuesday 21st November

BBC2 at 8:00 - Secrets of the Aquarium

The programme is at Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium.   Find out more here.

Channel 4 at 9:15 - The Great Climate Fight

Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mary Portas outline steps that businesses and governments can take to eliminate carbon emissions.  Find out more  The programme is also on Wednesday 22 November at 9pm. 
The programme is followed by:

Channel 4 at 10:15 - Chris Packham - Is it time to break the Law?

This is a repeat but Chris Packham asks if it is ethically acceptable to break the law to protest against the climate change policies of the government. Find out more 

Most days.....

Have you seen Hunter & Rex?  It's about detective Charlie Hudson and his absolutely GORGEOUS partner, German Shepherd Rex, with tails of their crime solving.  There's a romantic element as well, as Charlie and Sarah (from Forensics) get closer.  The programme is set in Newfoundland, Canada..... It's on Alibi and you can catch it most days.   Rex is really called Diesel and the canine star has his own 24 hour chauffeur and chef, bless him...  Find out all about it here.   Want to help retired police dogs in the UK?  Take a look at the Thin Blue Paw Foundation who support serving and retired police dogs.

You'll find The Dog House Australia on More4 (Monday at 6:55) and 5Select has a number of episodes of The Yorkshire Vet and the Highland Vet.  And on Channel 5 at 6pm, Monday to Friday, Graeme Hall meets Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.