TV & radio – your guide to nature & environment programmes

This is your guide to upcoming television and radio shows about wildlife, the environment, the countryside and anything else I think readers might be interested in. Most of the TV channels referred to will be Freeview ones only as that's the television service I have. Hope you find it useful.

Sun 27 Oct


18:20 – 19:20 BBC1

This week’s Countryfile plays host to the One Man and his Dog sheepdog trials.

Bigfoot Files

20:00  – 21:00 Channel 4, episode 2

In this second episode of Bigfoot Files, Mark Evans and geneticist Bryan Sykes examine the legend of Bigfoot, using DNA testing to determine if he's a hominid, an ape or just a hoax


Tues 29 Oct

Costing the Earth

15:30 – 16:00 Radio 4

This series “looks at man’s effect on the environment and how the environment reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world.”

Hot in the City

Heatwaves are killing thousands. Tom Heap asks how we can change our cities to survive.


20:00 – 21:00 BBC2 (1/4)

First episode of the new series with Chris Packham, Martin Hughes-Games, Michaela Strachan and guests live from RSPB Leighton Moss on the Lancashire coast. This episode looks at migration.

There'll be four live shows on BBC TWO from Tuesday 29th October until Friday 1st November, with Autumnwatch Unsprung on Friday, and a brand new live show, Autumnwatch Extra, on BBC Red Button and the Web from dawn to dusk each day.

Wed 30 Oct


20:00 – 21:00 BBC2 (2/4)


Thurs 31 Oct

Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures

20:00 – 21:00 BBC4 (R)

Professor Richard Fortey travels across the globe to find the survivors of mass extinction events. I watched Survivors first time round and definitely recommend it if you missed it. Fascinating stories and an enthusiastic presenter.


20:00 – 21:00 BBC2 (3/4)

Fri 01 Nov


20:30 – 21:30 BBC2 4/4

Autumnwatch Unsprung

21:30 – 22:00 BBC2

The usual live studio organised chaos as the team relax following the final episode of Autumnwatch.

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