Rank #1: Natural Histories : Bee
Oct 25 2019
Rank #2: Chris Packham celebrates Tweet of the Day
You can hear Chris's episodes on the Radio 4 website along with a lot more thoughts of all things avian via the Tweet of the Week pages.
Jun 17 2018
Rank #3: The Living World - 27 Nov 11 - Cuckoo Trees
In early winter, Joanna Pinnock heads up to the Stiperstone Hills in Shropshire. Here she meets up with Sara Bellis and Carl Pickup from the Shropshire Wildlife Trust at a remarkable place, The Hollies. Here high up on the windswept hills, Joanna encounters ancient holly trees, which could be as old as 400 years. Holly, naturally an understory tree of more developed woodland, is not suited to grow up here in the cold windy conditions. But how and why these trees came to be here is something of a mystery.
Produced by Andrew Dawes
Nov 27 2011
Rank #4: Shared Planet - 16 July 13 - Living with Carnivores
Jul 16 2013
Rank #5: Living World - Fairy Rings
Nov 10 2013
Rank #6: Saving Species - 22 Jan 13: Bonobos & Dragon Trees
Jan 24 2013
Rank #7: Saving Species - 25 Dec 12: British Overseas Territories
Howard Stableford is in the chair for this Christmas Day Saving Species with a programme on conservation in some of the British Overseas Territories.
A report from Ed Drewitt with Dr Ian Stephen about the last chance conservation effort to save the Mountain chicken frog threatened with the Chytrid fungus.
A report about "Team Rat" who are planning in January 2013 to save the albatrosses and petrels that nest on South Georgia from being eaten by rodents.
Howard looks at the establishment of marine conservation areas around the British oveseas teritories through interviews with Alistair Gammell of the PEW Fondation about and DEFRA Minister for Biodiversity, Richard Benyon.
Presenter Howard Stableford
Producer Mary Colwell
Editor Julian Hector
Dec 25 2012
Rank #8: Nature 24 Apr 2012 Hedgehogs
Producer: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector
Apr 24 2012
Rank #9: Saving Species (Srs 2) 22 Nov 11 - Ep 27
Presented by Brett Westwood
Produced by Mary Colwell
Editor Julian Hector
Nov 22 2011
Rank #10: Natural Histories : Sloth
Oct 18 2019
Rank #11: Shared Planet - Insects and Lights
While we know that artificial light changes the behaviour of some animals we're still a long way from knowing whether those changes can damage wildlife populations.
Monty Don finds out what we do know with particular regard to an important but often overlooked group of animals - insects.
Oct 14 2014
Rank #12: Planet Puffin. Episode 1 Island Life
They meet reserve manager Steely for a tour around the island’s three famous lighthouses and hear the ghastly story that could have put its first burning beacon of flames to rest.
And a husband and wife who dedicated decades to studying puffins on the Isle of May reveal how much there’s left to discover about the mysterious life of the island’s puffins.
As they report through the summer, Emily and Becky would love to hear your puffin stories: #planetpuffin
Join them for a slice of island life, where stories of the past are met by the cries of seabirds.
May 15 2019
Rank #13: Shared Planet - Albatrosses and Fishing
Oct 28 2014
Rank #14: Shared Planet - 30 July 13 - What is Sustainability?
Jul 30 2013
Rank #15: Living World - Pine Marten
Producer: Andrew Dawes
Aug 11 2013
Rank #16: Living World - Adders of Loch Lomond
Produced by Ellie Sans
May 04 2014
Rank #17: Living World from the Archives - Celtic Rainforest
Brett Westwood relives programmes from The Living World archives, this episode from 2011. Wales is home to a remarkable and rare forest. Paul Evans joins Ray Woods from Plantlife Cymru in Snowdonia.
In an area where 200 days of rain each year is normal, Paul and Ray don their waterproofs and venture up the valley of the Rhaeadr Ddu, the Black Waterfall. The landscape in this valley is dominated by water, not only from the exceptional rainfall this area is known for, but from the river thundering along many rapids and waterfalls providing a constant mist of high humidity within the Atlantic wood enveloping the valley. Linked to a mild climate in this part of Wales, everything in the woodland is a carpeted in a magical sea of emerald green moss, fungi and lichen.
This valley is home to some rare and exotic plants, the filmy ferns are however special in this landscape. Ray and Paul eventually make it to the side of the huge Rhaeadr Ddu waterfall itself, where, as the roar of the water almost drowns their voices, there on a single rocky outcrop, bathed in constant spray they discover the rare, minute and exotically beautiful Tunbridge Filmy-fern. Nearby a Wilson's Filmy-fern is found on a single boulder of an ancient moss encrusted dry stone wall. How did this Filmy-fern get here is a point of discussion.
Mar 25 2018
Rank #18: Saving Species - 15 Jan 13: Marine Conservation Zones
Jan 15 2013
Rank #19: Living World 02 Dec 12 - The Living Deadwood
Trai Anfield is in ancient woodland in North Yorkshire known for its deadwood bugs led by passionate invertebrate expert Roger Key.
Produced by Andrew Dawes
Dec 02 2012
Rank #20: Living World : My Living World : Stone Curlew
Oct 13 2019