Best of Natural History Radio

Best of Natural History Radio

The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Shared Planet 16 Sep 2014

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Shared Planet - Ground Nesting Birds Ground nesting birds such as terns are particularly vulnerable to being disturbed. People are increasingly accessing the countryside for all sorts of recreation from walking and mountain biking to bird watching and photography. Is disturbance really a problem for wildlife? And how can we limit the effect while still encouraging fun and healthy ways to spend our time. Monty Don asks whether dog walkers and ground nesting seabirds can share the same space and it seems yes, if the birds can make a choice.

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  • Gossip From The Garden Pond 14 Sep 2014

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ep 2 of 3: In the second of three tales written by Lynne Truss, the Water Boatman (Sandi Toksvig) and the Great Diving Beetle (David Ryall) reveal the funny side of life in a garden pond. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Shared Planet - Giant Otters - 09 Sep 2014

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The fate of the Pantanal rests largely in the hands of Brazil's emerging economy. Monty Don explores the future of the Pantanal and its resident the giant otter. Producer: Mary Colwell

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  • Gossip From The Garden Pond 07 Sep 2014

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ep: 1 of 3 In the first of three tales written by Lynne Truss, the Tadpole (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and the Dragonfly (Alison Steadman) reveal the funny side of life in a garden pond. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Penguin Post Office Ep5 - 05 Sep 2014

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    In the final programme in the series, wildlife cameraman and narrator Doug Allan joins a film crew on Goudier island to film leopard seals hunting Gentoo penguins, but in Antarctica nothing is ever guaranteed! Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Penguin Post Office Ep4 - 04 Sep 2014

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Life is tough not only for a colony of Gentoo penguins on a tiny island in Antarctica, but also for the team who are filming their lives. Narrator Doug Allan. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Penguin Post Office Ep3 - 03 Sep 2014

    Wed, 3 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    With their ship locked in ice a film crew attempt to walk across the frozen Antarctic waters to film a colony of Gentoo penguins on a tiny island. Narrator cameraman Doug Allan. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Penguin Post Office Ep2 - 02 Sep 2014

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Fierce storms and dense sea ice provide more challenges to a film crew trying to reach a tiny Antarctic island to film a colony of Gentoo penguins. Narrator cameraman Doug Allan. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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  • Shared Planet - Belugas - 02 Sep 2014

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As demand for oil continues to increase conflict with wildlife is inevitable. Monty Don explores this in the context of a population of beluga whales in Canada's St Lawrence River. Producer: Mary Colwell

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  • Penguin Post Office Ep1 - 01 Sep 2014

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan narrates the first of five programmes following the adventures of a film crew who travel to Antarctica to film a colony of Gentoo penguins. Producer: Sarah Blunt

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