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The range of seasons in Britain are as extraordinary as the climate is unique. The splendour of the autumn colour change is as magnificent as anywhere on earth, while the animal migration is of planet-wide importance. For the first time, the BBC Natural History Unit’s filming techniques and expertise are focused on Britain.

A definitive portrait of the spectacular and dynamic nature of Britain over the course of one year

A definitive portrait of the spectacular and dynamic nature of Britain over the course of one year

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About the show

Beautiful time-lapse photography illustrates how the landscape is changing minute by minute, day by day, month by month – from a waterfall freezing solid to an entire hillside of heather bursting with colour.

These same techniques also show how the people of Britain are entwined with the natural fabric of the country and its seasonal rhythms – from rows of pumpkins growing for Halloween, to the mowing of millions of garden lawns.

New filming techniques offer a fresh perspective on Britain’s natural world. Animated ‘chlorophyll maps’ pinpoint the places where the first green shoots start to grow in spring and the last leaves fall in autumn, while slow-motion techniques capture magical moments, like owls hunting in the snow and the violent battles between sika deer.

Wild Kingdom is a delightful series that reveals why Britain’s climate is so unique and why the country’s relationship with its wildlife is so enduring and so special.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Monday December 31 at 7:20am

Winter

Episode 1 | Series 1

Britain is in the grip of winter. Time-lapses show a magical country shrouded in frost and mist swirling in hollows.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday January 1 at 1:25am

Winter

Episode 1 | Series 1

Britain is in the grip of winter. Time-lapses show a magical country shrouded in frost and mist swirling in hollows.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday January 1 at 6:40am

Spring

Episode 2 | Series 1

Spring marks the start of an epic race for life where timing is everything.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday January 1 at 5:40pm

Spring

Episode 2 | Series 1

Spring marks the start of an epic race for life where timing is everything.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday January 2 at 12:45am

Spring

Episode 2 | Series 1

Spring marks the start of an epic race for life where timing is everything.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday January 2 at 7:30am

Summer

Episode 3 | Series 1

Whilst the human population of Britain kicks back, summer is boom time for the animals.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday January 2 at 5:40pm

Summer

Episode 3 | Series 1

Whilst the human population of Britain kicks back, summer is boom time for the animals.

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday January 3 at 1:00am

Summer

Episode 3 | Series 1

Whilst the human population of Britain kicks back, summer is boom time for the animals.

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday January 3 at 7:25am

Autumn

Episode 4 | Series 1

The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain - a time of storms and unpredictable weather.

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday January 3 at 5:40pm

Autumn

Episode 4 | Series 1

The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain - a time of storms and unpredictable weather.

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday January 4 at 12:40am

Autumn

Episode 4 | Series 1

The fading sun brings an energy change to Britain - a time of storms and unpredictable weather.

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