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....!!
The programme celebrates winter heroes, looking back through the archives.
Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve
|Monday 15 February 2021|
|4:00||Channel 5|| |
Dogs Behaving Badly
|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|
Inside the Zoo
|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.