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.
Science news, plus a special look at sub-atomic science and electrons.
5 live Science
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists.
Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe 18/08/2019
Jo brings you of a fusion of Arts and Science.
Can the decline in curlew numbers be reversed? One shooting estate has some clever ideas.
Alan Stennett with farming community news, issues and prices.