Brett Westwood explores how hornbills have influenced art, religion and feminism.
Brett Westwood explores how the oak tree has influenced society, art and druidism.
Brett Westwood explores how beetles have influenced arts and science around the world.
Brett Westwood explores how the cockroach has influenced society, satire and tourism.
Brett Westwood learns how fleas are entwined with disease, love, language and humour.
Brett Westwood explores our complex relationship with the giants of the sea, whales.
Brett Westwood explores the nature and the culture of flies.
Brett Westwood investigates the biology and culture of owls.
Brett Westwood explores the nature and culture of oysters.
Brett Westwood investigates the biology and culture of ants.
Brett Westwood investigates the biology and culture of the lobster.
Brett Westwood goes fishing. Why is the carp king? Dexter Petley knows some answers.
Brett Westwood investigates the biology and culture of the fox.
Brett Westwood meets a wolf and considers the meaning of wolfishness in human culture.
Brett Westwood is sucked into the weird and wonderful world of the leech.
Brett Westwood looks into the heart of a rose, the most extraordinary of flowers.
Brett Westwood traces the story of the great auk, which was driven to extinction in 1844.
Brett Westwood follows the camel on its route through human history and culture.
Brett Westwood blows the cobwebs from tales of spiders as objects of fear and temptation.
Brett Westwood explores how tigers that once burnt bright reached the edge of extinction.
Brett Westwood examines our complex relations with an ocean icon, the wandering albatross.
Brett Westwood encounters devil's darning needles as he goes in search of dragonflies.
Brett Westwood follows the elephant through human history, from battlefield to big top.
Brett Westwood burrows into our complicated relationship with the rat.
Brett Westwood tracks down nature's master of disguise - the chameleon.
Brett Westwood tells the singular story of the African bird that leads people to honey.
Ugly, poisonous, warty and grumpy. Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the toad.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with crickets and tunes in to their songs.
Brett Westwood gets up close and personal with a bird we fear and revere, the Raven.
Brett Westwood seeks out the magical mushroom fly agaric, with its red cap and white spots
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the 'churchyard tree', the yew.
Brett Westwood explores our fascination with the starling and their winter murmurations.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with that icon of extinction, the dodo.
The hare - a creature that is both mysterious and magical as Brett Westwood discovers.
An encounter with arguably the world's toughest animal albeit it one we rarely see.
The peaceful, hefty, cud-chewing beasts which have transformed our societies.
Brett Westwood investigates our obsession with the song and folklore of the blackbird.
Brett Westwood investigates our obsession with grass.
Brett Westwood investigates our relationship with earthworms.
Brett Westwood investigates our obsession with bats: from Dracula to Batman to Goth.
The cuckoo has many secrets but has got under our skin. Brett Westwood asks why.
Brett Westwood meets an octopus: perhaps the closest thing to an alien life form on earth.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the mysterious and fascinating eel.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with one of our closest neighbours, the louse.
Brett Westwood explores our complex relationship with the snail.
Brett Westwood hears how the nightingale's song continues to inspire human creativity.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the baobab or upside-down tree.
Brett Westwood steps into the world of a creature charged with the lore of the night.
Swift flies the skimming swallow: Brett Westwood on a much-loved seasonal-indicator bird.
Brett Westwood follows gulls away from the sea to landfill sites where birdwatchers gather
Brett Westwood explores how the venerable, ancient turtle has influenced human culture.
Brett Westwood meets a rhinoceros nose to nose and is blown away by the experience.
Beavers are back, but Brett Westwood asks if they can recover their place in our culture.
Brett Westwood admires how the impossibility of the giraffe has captured hearts worldwide.
Brett Westwood stalks the leopard... and finds him on Exmoor.
Brett Westwood learns that there is more to reindeer than Rudolph.
A journey into dangerous waters to explore our relationship with the fearsome pike.
A look at the cultural influence of the willow, via Shakespeare and Joan Armatrading.
Brett Westwood delves into the delightful sphere of the dung beetle.
Brett Westwood looks at the history of a bird which has become a byword for male beauty.
The beguiling and mysterious otter leads Brett Westwood on a merry spraint hunt.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the 'unicorn of the sea', the narwhal.
Brett Westwood goes in search of our only venomous snake, the adder.
Brett Westwood on the Komodo dragon - myth, monster and reality!
Dogs have changed us and we've changed them. Brett Westwood visits Battersea to meet some.
Orchids and a world filled with beauty, femme fatales, ghosts, sex and deception.
Penguins, from engaging funny figures to sentinels of change.
Series celebrating the infinite variety of the natural world and its depiction in culture.
Ed Dwight Jr: The first black astronaut who never flew
JFK's administration chose him to be the first black US astronaut. But it wasn't to be...
A celebration of the first moon landing and the Welsh people who played vital roles.
Professor Brian Cox and Shaun Ryder
The Prof talks Stargazing Moon Landings and Shaun Ryder in on tour with the Mondays
Helen Needham attends the Backbone Outdoor Festival for All in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
She discovers how spending time in the outdoors can be therapeutic for everyone.
Sam Dilcock celebrates rural life in North Yorkshire.