Natural History, Botany, Zoology

Last Edited: 14-Feb-2015 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Living World
Saving Species


Date Title Cast Parameters
BBC TV2
2003
Bill Oddie Goes Wild -- California Bill Oddie
produced and directed by Stephen Moss
MP4 VIDEO
39:01, 398374
12-Feb-2006 to
12-Mar-2006
Extreme Britain
1.    Lowest of the Low
2.    Phoenix trees
3.    The Wettest Place
4.    The Most Dangerous Place
5.    The Biggest Tide
Mike Dilger
Produced by Brett Westwood and
the BBC Natural History Unit
13:53, 13026, S
14:12, 13323, S
13:58, 13109, S
14:03, 13176, S
14:10, 13285, S
20-Aug-2009
A Problem With Noise
Chris Watson
produced by Sarah Blount
27:56, 26192, S
27-Mar-2012
Feathered Apes
Joanna Pinnock
Producer : Andrew Dawes

27:44, 25953, S
03-Apr-2012
Green Gold: The Bamboo Boom
Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Ruth Evans

36:44, 34374, S
26-Jun-2012 The Hunt for the Gay Whale
Hermione Cockburn
produced by David Stenhouse

27:52, 26078, S
20-Aug-2012 to
25-Aug-2012
The Alien Birds Have Landed
  1. The Pheasant
  2. The Canada Goose and Ruddy Duck
  3. The Little Owl and Eagle Owl
  4. The Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  5. The Starling and Blackbird
Alison Steadman
Producer: Tim Dee

13:42, 12836, S
13:35, 12729, S
13:22, 12523, S
13:29, 12630, S
13:32, 12678, S
12-Nov-2012 to
16-Nov-2012
In Pursuit of the Ridiculous
  1. Water Beetle
  2. Twitching
  3. Rare Orchids
  4. Slugs and Snails
  5. The Purple Emperor
Presenter: Matthew Oates
Producer: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector
13:46, 12889, S
13:49, 12942, S
13:41, 12812, S
13:44, 12859, S
13:45, 12883, S
08-Dec-2012 The Secret Power of Trees
Ian Marchant
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

27:41, 25908, S
12-Dec-2012 The Tree Scientists
Adam Hart
Produced by Ania Lichtarowic

27:47, 26005, S
14-Jan-2013 to
18-Jan-2013

23-Jun-2014 to
27-Jun-2014
Just So Science
  1. How the Whale Got His Throat
  2. How the Leopard Got His Spots
  3. The Beginning of the Armadillos
  4. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
  5. The Cat That Walked by Himself

  6. How the Camel Got His Hump
  7. The Crab That Played with the Sea
  8. The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
  9. The Butterfly That Stamped
  10. The Elephant's Child
Vivienne Parry
Producer: Ramoi Tzabar

13:45, 12881, S
13:30, 12647, S
13:39, 12779, S
13:32, 12680, S
13:41, 12812, S

13:38, 12763, S
13:45, 12884, S
13:42, 12834, S
13:51, 12971, S
13:44, 12855, S
08-Feb-2013
15-Feb-2013
Grahame Dangerfield: Back to the Serengeti Grahame Dangerfield
Producer: Tim Dee
27:28, 25712, S
27:31, 25759, S
18-Feb-2013 The Botanical Vicar Lemn Sissay
Producer: Russell Crewe
27:41, 25916, S
05-Mar-2013
12-Mar-2013
19-Mar-2013
Who's the Pest? Erica McAlister
produced by Laura Thomas
27:18, 25557, S
27:04, 25353, S
27:23, 25643, S
09-Mar-2013 The Etymology of Entomology George McGavin
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
28:03, 26250, S
26-Mar-2013 On the Trail of the American Honeybee Adam Hart
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:32, 25788, S
16-Apr-2013
A Natural History of Me!
Paul Evans
Producer Sarah Blunt
27:41, 25991, S
08-Jul-2013 to
05-Aug-2013
A Guide to Garden Wildlife
  1. Log Piles and Long Grass
  2. Ponds
  3. Hedges
  4. Trees and Shrubs
  5. Stones
Brett Westwood, Phil Gates
sound recordist Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt
13:38, 12767, S
13:25, 12563, S
13:34, 12705, S
13:36, 12736, S
13:35, 12719, S
16-Dec-2013
David Attenborough: My Life in Sound
David Attenborough, Chris Watson
produced by Janie Merritt
27:30, 25774, S
15-Jan-2014
Dinosaurs in the Drawing Room
Giles Dilnot
Producer: James Crawford
27:35, 25819, S
09-Feb-2015 to
The Cliff
  1. Alan Reid
  2. Chris Watson
  3. Zoe Shipton
  4. Martin Palmer
David Acton, Sam Dale
Sound recordings by Chris Watson
Produced by Sarah Blunt
13:44, 12770, S
13:28, 12683, S
13:35, 12792, S
13:28, 12681, S

Botany
Date Title Cast Parameters
21-Jul-2014 to
22-Aug-2014
Plants: From Roots to Riches
  1. A Rose by Any Other Name
  2. Plants to Shape Society
  3. Pressed Plants and Possibilities
  4. Blight on the Landscape
  5. Lumping and Splitting
  6. Taming the Exotic
  7. Tapping into Rubber
  8. Orchidmania
  9. Plant Invaders
  10. Patterns from Crossed Peas
  11. Towards the Light
  12. Multiple Genes
  13. Battling Bark and Beetle
  14. Hunt for Diversity
  15. Botanical Medicine
  16. Signals of Growth
  17. Unlocking Biodiversity
  18. An Ill Wind
  19. Capsules of Life
  20. A Useful Weed
  21. A Blooming Tree of Life
  22. Dynamic Rainforest
  23. Capture and Drawdown
  24. Green and Pleasant Lands
  25. The Great Providers
Kathy Willis
Producer: Adrian Washbourne
13:35, 12713, S
13:42, 12822, S
13:49, 12940, S
13:44, 12856, S
13:43, 12849, S

13:54, 13019, S
13:40, 12800, S
13:47, 12901, S
13:42, 12828, S
13:35, 12715, S

13:46, 12894, S
13:45, 12873, S
13:44, 12855, S
13:51, 12972, S
13:48, 12919, S

13:45, 12881, S
13:46, 12886, S
13:48, 12919, S
13:34, 12705, S
13:27, 12594, S

13:45, 12878, S
13:37, 12745, S
13:46, 12885, S
13:44, 12855, S
13:38, 12772, S

Zoology
Date Title Cast Parameters
17-Dec-2001 to
21-Dec-2001
Chicken Nuggets
  1. Why Did The Chicken Cross The Globe?
  2. Which Came First?
  3. Fine Feathers
  4. Ruling The Roost
  5. Little Red Rooster
Jane Horrocks
produced by Peter Everrett
#1 MISSING
13:46, 14807, S
13:57, 14750, S
14:08, 15204, S
14:58, 14604, S
01-Jan-2013
Show Me the Way to Go Home
Ruth Brooks
Producer: Michelle Martin
27:55, 26120, S
01-Sep-2014 to
05-Sep-2014
Penguin Post Office
Doug Allan
Producer Sarah Blunt
13:12, 12427, S
13:16, 12490, S
13:14, 12462, S
13:15, 12486, S
13:14, 12459, S