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Award-winning comedy writers have been let loose amongst the BBC’s crown jewels, its natural history archive, to retell our planet’s greatest stories in a fresh and irreverent new way.

This factually accurate comedy archive series is narrated by off-kilter natural history doyen ‘Armstrong Wedgewood’ – played by the inimitable Matt Lucas.

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Episode 6, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 7:55pm

Penguins

Episode 6 | Series 1

Penguins are comical, tough and ridiculously adaptable. How have they managed to colonise vast swathes of the Southern Hemisphere?

Episode 7, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 8:20pm

Islands

Episode 7 | Series 1

This episode explores a cast of island odd-balls, each of which have adapted to overcome the challenges of their remote habitat.

Episode 6, Series 1

Saturday June 29 at 4:05am

Penguins

Episode 6 | Series 1

Penguins are comical, tough and ridiculously adaptable. How have they managed to colonise vast swathes of the Southern Hemisphere?

Episode 8, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 7:55pm

Great Apes

Episode 8 | Series 1

This episode explores the complex culture, society and intelligence of our closest ancestors, the four species of Great Apes.

Episode 9, Series 1

Sunday June 30 at 8:25pm

Forests

Episode 9 | Series 1

This episode reveals the astonishing diversity of creatures found in forests across the world.

Episode 8, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 9:30pm

Great Apes

Episode 8 | Series 1

This episode explores the complex culture, society and intelligence of our closest ancestors, the four species of Great Apes.

Episode 9, Series 1

Thursday July 4 at 9:30pm

Forests

Episode 9 | Series 1

This episode reveals the astonishing diversity of creatures found in forests across the world.

Episode 8, Series 1

Saturday July 6 at 6:15am

Great Apes

Episode 8 | Series 1

This episode explores the complex culture, society and intelligence of our closest ancestors, the four species of Great Apes.

Episode 10, Series 1

Sunday July 7 at 7:55pm

Bears

Episode 10 | Series 1

This episode explores why bears, despite their size, rarely pick on anything their own size, instead surviving on tiny morsels.

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