Episode 5

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Autumnwatch, 2009 Episode 5 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

For Halloween week, Chris Packham and Kate Humble are in deepest, darkest Gloucestershire seeking out things that go bump in the night. The setting is a haunted mansion whose residents include bats, badgers and spiders.

Meanwhile, Simon King is reporting live from a London graveyard to reveal the animals that have made this unusual wildlife location their home, Gordon Buchanan is on the trail of another viewer's story and Martin Hughes-Games explains how to get more involved with wildlife and with the series.

Chapters

13 items
  • Introduction

    The programme concentrates on Britain's nocturnal wildlife.

  • Woodchester 1

    The never-completed mansion is home to greater horseshoe bats.

  • Cemetery 1

    In east London, Simon King spots night time foxes and daytime owls.

  • Woodchester 2

    Kate Humble watches the mansion's lesser horseshoe bats.

  • Science with Chris

    Why some animals decide night time is the best time to be active.

  • Woodchester 3

    Chris and Kate track the area's badgers by monitoring their latrines.

  • Cemetery 2

    The daytime wildlife at Apney cemetery.

  • Woodchester 4

    The insects making the most of ivy and late autumn flowers.

  • Beetles

    Chris and Kate get a good look at two voracious beetles.

  • Herbalism

    Martin Hughes-Games investigates natural hedgerow remedies.

  • Bird round up and Weather

    News on birds migrating into the UK plus weekend weather.

  • Cemetery 3

    Simon looks for mini-beasts and shows how to build a bug hotel.

  • Goodbye

    Including viewer's video of a starling and pigeon sharing a shower.

Credits

Presenter
Chris Packham
Presenter
Kate Humble
Presenter
Simon King
Presenter
Gordon Buchanan
Presenter
Martin Hughes-Games
Producer
Roger Webb
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones

Broadcasts

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