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Nature gone nuts!

Award-winning comedy writers have been let loose amongst the BBC’s crown jewels, its natural history archive, to retell our planet’s greatest stories in a fresh and irreverent new way.

This factually accurate comedy archive series is narrated by off-kilter natural history doyen ‘Armstrong Wedgewood’ – played by the inimitable Matt Lucas.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday May 7 at 6:00am

Arctic

The Arctic is plunged into darkness for four months of the year and is one of the most inhospitable places on earth, but somehow hardy animals like polar bears and arctic foxes survive…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday May 8 at 6:00am

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is a spectacular landscape and a diverse habitat which supports an array of wildlife, but it sits atop a super-volcano that could erupt at any minute. 2/10

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday May 9 at 6:00am

Oceans

This episode introduces the unconventional killers of the deep. Sea-cucumbers, predatory Starfish and deadly Molluscs play a vital role in maintaining the oceans' ecosystem. 3/10

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday May 10 at 6:00am

Wildebeest

Following the annual migration of the Wildebeest as they journey over 1000km across the parched Serengeti, facing lions, hyenas, giraffes and dung beetles along the way. 4/10

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday May 13 at 6:00am

Madagascar

Madagascar, is an island of extremes. Its varied habitat where one side is very wet and the other side very dry creates a fascinating diversity in both landscape and wildlife. 5/10

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday May 14 at 6:00am

Penguins

This episode reveals the harsh realities of life in the Antarctic, especially for the penguins; creatures who soldier on in the face of adversity. 6/10

Episode 8, Series 1

Wednesday May 15 at 6:00am

Great Apes

Exploring the complex culture, society, and intelligence of our closest ancestors, the four species of Great Apes - Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Bonobo and Orang-utan. 8/10

Episode 9, Series 1

Thursday May 16 at 6:00am

Forests

Rainforests are some of Earth's oldest and most established ecosystems, and over a third of Earth's animals and two thirds of all the known plant species are found in these wet habitats…

Episode 10, Series 1

Friday May 17 at 6:00am

Bears

Bears are some of the Planet's largest and most fearsome predators but they choose to survive on tiny morsels. This episode explores why. 10/10

Episode 7, Series 1

Monday May 20 at 6:00am

Islands

Isolated from the wider world, and with pressure to adapt to their unusual surroundings, life on islands often evolves some very weird and wonderful survival solutions. 7/10

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday May 21 at 6:00am

Arctic

The Arctic is plunged into darkness for four months of the year and is one of the most inhospitable places on earth, but somehow hardy animals like polar bears and arctic foxes survive…

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