UK PREMIERE: Episode 4 Of Spy In The Wild Narrated By David Tennant Airs Tonight
The fourth episode of the amazing new wildlife series Spy In The Wild premieres on BBC One in the UK tonight from 8pm. David Tennant narrates the latest offering from award-winning wildlife documentary specialists john Downer Productions. Spy In The Wild saw the creation of over 30 lifelike spycams which infiltrated the environments of wildlife species around the world to uncover never previously seen behaviours and to reveal fascinating animal talents.
Spy in the Wild (E4) Mischief
BBC One, 8.00pm GMT
The Spy Creatures discover that mischief is rife in nature, but perhaps there are still rules that govern animals' lives.
Spy Macaque visits a monkey swimming pool where teenage tearaways attempt the high dive causing chaos for parents teaching babies to swim. Spy Tropicbird reveals how frigate birds ruthlessly steal fish from real tropicbirds. In Australia, a bowerbird decorates his courtship bower with blue treasures, and a smart imposter attempts a daylight robbery on his precious horde. Spy Bowerbird investigates the shenanigans complete with his own nest rigged with irresistible Jewelcams. In Antarctica, Spy Penguin keeps a beady eye on a crafty Adelie penguin as he uses a storm as cover to steal stones from other penguin nests. As the storm clears, skua birds arrive and steal the penguins' eggs, and Eggcam captures the most astonishing aerial view of a penguin colony ever seen.
Among chimpanzees, an illicit affair creates outrage among the dominant males, and a similar misdemeanour in a meerkat colony results in some very rough justice. A spectacular war dance follows as neighbouring meerkat groups battle over territory. A gang of surf-loving dolphins get their teenage kicks from a poisonous but intoxicating pufferfish, and lemurs try out natural highs when they use millipedes as insecticides with some very dreamy side effects. Spy Wolf Cub watches as naughty wolf cubs are taught the hard rules of pack life, and Spy Egret joins forces with a state-of-the art Dungcam to see how elephants discipline their misbehaving youngsters. In a spectacular finale, an impudent chimpanzee stages a challenge to the troop leader, resulting in a fight with weapons that hints at how human warfare may have begun.
Spy In The Wild concludes tomorrow on BBC One at 7.30pm with a behind the scenes look at the the Spies..