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.   

Keep well and keep safe!  And Happy New Year!  

Sunday 14 February 2021   
5:35 BBC1 Seven Worlds, One Planet
Exporing life on each continent.  We start with Antarctica.  If you think it's cold where you are....!!
7:00 BBC1
The programme celebrates winter heroes, looking back through the archives. 
8:00 BBC2

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve 
Simon Reeve looks back on the wildlife stories he has come across, and tonight he discusses the challenges faced when preserving wilderness areas which are unspoilt.   Also on Tuesday evening at 11:30pm

Monday 15 February 2021    
4:00 Channel 5

Dogs Behaving Badly
Graeme Hall works with troublesome woofs.  Also on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, all at 4pm

4:30 BBC2 Meerkat Manor
This documentary series looks at a family of meerkats in the Kalahari desert.  Also on Tuesday (4:30), Wednesday, and Friday at 4:50 and then Saturday morning at 8:50
5:55 More4 The Secret Life of the Zoo
This is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:55 and it features stories and life at Chester Zoo.   This week features nocturnal animals, orangutans, African painted dogs, a pregnant giraffe who goes into labour, and penguins!
9:00 More4 Wild Coasts of Scotland
Darcey Bussell visits Uist in the beautiful Outer Hebredes.   She meets a rare breed of pony and crosses the sands with a Highland cattle herd. 
Tuesday 16 February 2021 
7:00 BBC2

Inside the Zoo
This new series goes behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo.   Tonight, a new arrival joins the dik-dik family.   To find out what Edinburgh Zoo is doing for conservation, click here.  It's also on Wednesday (pandas, monkeys, insects and beavers) and Friday (lion cubs, deer, penguins and parrots).

7:00 BBC4 Mindful Escapes - Breathe, Release, Restore
What we can learn from the way animals adapt to change.  Also on Thursday at 7:10pm
7:00 Channel 5 The Highland Vet
Staff at the practices in Thurso and Wick help horses, pets, farm animals and wildlife. 
8:00 Channel 4 Secret Safari - Into the Wild
This is a new documentary series exploring Ol Pejeta, the wildlife conservancy in Kenya.  The area provides a safe home to many species including elephants, rhinos, hippos and lions.  The animals' stories are told through the eyes of those who know them best - the rangers who live and work besides the animals they help protect.  Tonight two endangered black rhinos face the wild for the first time and two jackals are looking after their siblings, whilst Alan the baboon faces a challenge from Stan.  Find out more about the programme, Ol Pejeta and how you can help here.  Repeated on Saturday at 4:00
8:00 Channel 5 Dogs Behaving Badly
This is a new series with Graeme Hall comes to help owners with dogs who need help. Tonight a husky dog has a fear of stairs and a border collie won't let his owners leave the house without barking in a major way. 
Wednesday 17 February 2021 
 8:00  BBC2 This Farming Life
Tonight sees sheep shearing and a dramatic gather, whilst one couple have to make a decision with devastating consequences.
Thursday 18 February 2021 
8:00 Channel 5 This Week on the Farm
A new run following the lives of Rob and Dave Nicholson at Cannon Farm in South Yorkshire.  Jules Hudson and Helen Skelton present the series.
Friday 19 February 2021
Saturday 20February 2021
BBC2 Deadly 60
Steve Backshall heads to Bali to find a giant ocean sunfish. He rescues fish trapped in an abandoned net, and meets teenagers fighting to ban plastic bags on the island.