10) BadgerFlight. For the first time, incredible new camera technology allows us to follow the airborne journey of the badger as it flies south for the winter. Don’t miss episode two of this awe-inspiring nature TV series, in which a common European badger swoops down with pinpoint precision to pluck a Shetland pony from a council estate in Manchester.
8) Somebody Shut That Bloody Dog Up. Celebrating man’s best friend and his relationship with his neighbours, this sensitive new show introduces Britain’s loudest dogs to quiet residential areas and using infrared cameras films the mayhem that unfolds. Sadly, during filming of this nature TV series Kate Humble lost an elbow after being attacked by an amphetamine-crazed rottweiler.
7) Walking With People. Mind-blowing CGI shows us what it would have been like to live in the age of the homosapien. Shows the full range of human experience, from the underclass buying Holland’s potato and meat pies in Lidl to the middle class’s heartrending struggle to place a fresh bag in their Brabantia bin.
6) That Cat’s Been At The Cake Again. Jeremy Paxman tracks down Britain’s naughtiest felines and lets them loose in a variety of situations, from wedding receptions to wakes, to study the interaction between humans and the cats they would like to murder.
5) Iceland: Frozen Planet. Nature docusoap follows the mating rituals, territorial protectionism and bloody fights of the staff and customers of a Glasgow branch of Iceland.
4) Abbatoir Watch. A nature TV series with a difference, in that absolutely none of the creatures who come through the doors will survive. Sensitively explores issues connected with killing animals, packaging them and eating them.
3) Pet Rescue Special. Promising to be a controversial one, this sees a range of household creatures despatched to save humans in trouble. The fact that two people stranded on a cliff died while awaiting assistance from a litter of tabby kittens has only added to the publicity.
2) Stunt Animals of Spain. Do donkeys bounce when you throw them off a bell tower? How easy is it really to kill a bull? How many euros does it take to fix a dog fight in Bilbao? Stacey Solomon hosts this nature TV series, which attempts to answer these and other questions in Europe’s most animal-loving nation.
1) It’s Those F****** Kestrels. Six delinquent birds of prey attempt to go straight with the help of a former US drill instructor. The episode in which Tomahawk, a two-year-old Lesser Kestrel, apologises to the family of a field mouse he ate has already been leaked to youtube to massive popularity.Tweet