UK PREMIERE: David Tennant Narrates Spy In The Wild On BBC One Tonight
Tonight on BBC One from 8.00pm GMT, David Tennant narrates the first episode of Spy In The Wild, the new five-part series from award-winning wildlife documentary makers John Downer Productions. In one of the most innovative natural history series ever presented, Spy In The Wild deploys over 30 ultra-realistic animatronic 'Spy Creatures' to go undercover in the animal world, filming their unique behaviour closer than ever before.
Spy In The Wild
Episode 1 - Love
BBC One, 8.00pm
To discover just how like us animals really are, animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to explore their complex emotions. Spy Pup makes friends with a wild dog pack to investigate their maternal love and has a dangerous encounter with lions and elephants.
Baby Spy Crocs discover the extraordinary devotion of a mother crocodile and take a rollercoaster ride inside her mouth as she carries her babies to water.
Spy Egret and Spy Tortoise are nearly trampled by elephants as they film a newborn baby sharing the love of his caring family. Spy Monkey meets a troop of over 120 unruly langurs and finds out how teenage monkeys comically practise babysitting skills.
Spy Prairie Dog witnesses the most enthusiastic kissers in the animal world. Spy Chick discovers the extraordinary devotion of hornbills as a mother is imprisoned for the sake of her brood.
In Antarctica, Spy Adelie Penguin becomes entangled in the penguins' turbulent love life as they fight to steal pebbles to impress a fussy female.
On the savannah, giraffes are filmed for the first time paying homage to an old giraffe that recently passed away.
Spy Bush Baby meets some curious chimpanzees, and Spy Tortoise is adopted by a 5-year old and is taken on a wild ride through the jungle canopy before coming down to earth with a bump.
In a thought-provoking scene a chimpanzee shows empathy as he finds an abandoned wildcat kitten and adopts it as his pet.