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Freshwater Animals

Chris Packham presents the series that examines Britain from an animal's point of view. Each week he encounters an elite group of five animals each of which senses the world in a very different way. By understanding their needs, problems and histories on these islands, Chris reveals what they make of modern Britain - and its humans.

This time Chris looks at freshwater animals. In the Highlands, Chris witnesses a fabulous fishing display by ospreys and, in Poole Harbour, learns how to tempt them to nest much further south. He investigates what white faced darter dragonflies, black water voles and brown trout can tell us about the changing nature of our waterways. And he discovers the grisly truth behind why beavers became extinct here, some 400 years ago.

59 minutes


Tuesday 15:30
BBC Two except Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Packham
Series ProducerPaul Bradshaw
ProducerPaul Williams