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  1. The Purple Emperor

    5/5 Matthew Oates meets a man for whom the purple emperor butterfly is a lifetime obsession.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2012

  2. Slugs and Snails

    4/5 Matthew Oates meets a biologist for whom slugs and snails are bread and butter.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2012

  3. Rare Orchids

    3/5 Matthew Oates goes hunting for rare orchids and gets more than he bargained for.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2012

  4. Twitching

    2/5 Matthew Oates meets Rob Lambert to find out if there is any point to twitching rare birds.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2012

  5. Water Beetle

    1/5 Matthew Oates meets Andy Foster, a man obsessed by a rare and elusive beetle.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2012

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