CURIOUS Creatures continues tonight (June 30) as the two-week series enters its final episode.The BBC Two show puts its contestants' knowledge of the animal kingdom under the microscope - here's everything you need to know.Curious Creatures is a panel gameshow which sees two teams test their knowledge about the animal kingdom.The show is airing every night on BBC Two at 6.30pm – with a total first series run of 10 episodes.Tonight's episode, the tenth of the series, features special guests alongside the show's regular captains.It is competing against the news on BBC One, ITV and Channel 5, and Hollyoaks on Channel 4.Curious Creatures features clips of natural history and uncover curious facts about the animal kingdom.The animal game show is in safe hands with former Countryfile and Springwatch presenter Kate Humble holding the show together.“I'm very excited about Curious Creatures,” the star said in a statement ahead of the show's release.“Chock full of … [Read more...] about What time is Curious Creatures on BBC Two tonight, who is host Kate Humble and what’s the wildlife panel show about?
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PLANET Earth II is embroiled in a fakery row after the producer reportedly revealed the award-winning iguana scene was "stitched" together using different takes.The nail-biting beach battle between an iguana and racer snakes left viewers stunned and won a Bafta for the Must See TV Moment last year.But the producer behind the incredible Islands episode apparently revealed that it was not one iguana making a dash for safety like viewers were led to believe, the Mail Online reports.Elizabeth White is said to have told the Media Production Show on Monday: "It wasn’t the same iguana no, and often we have to augment it with other clips."Unfortunately lizards, snakes and iguanas aren’t good at ‘takes’."She also said the incredible moment was the work of two cameras on the beach in Galapagos, South America.Elizabeth added: "For continuity, it was better to crop the scenes together based off of the two cameras we had at the time to create the best possible scene."The BBC … [Read more...] about Planet Earth II iguana scene sparks BBC fakery row amid claims Bafta-winning footage was ‘stitched’ together using different takes
THE 'murder' of a record-breaking 16inch earthworm called Dave by boffins at the National History Museum has sparked a furious online campaign.Twitter users have been condemning the killing using the hashtag #justicefordave after it was revealed the worm had been preserved in a jar in the museum collection.The fate of the worm was unearthed on BBC Breakfast this morning when scientist Emma Sherlock told presenters "Dave is now preserved in the museum collections, and will now be useful to science."The scientist went on to reveal that Dave, named by the stepson of the man who discovered him in a Cheshire vegetable plot, was anaesthetised and killed after several days of examination.Ms Sherlock described his untimely death as "the sad bit of science" and insisted it was a "very painless process".The revelation has sparked an online backlash.One user tweeted: "#justicefordave Being different should not lead to premature death in order to become a scientific specim."Another user … [Read more...] about Dave the 16-inch earthworm killed by Natural History Museum boffins after wriggling his way into the record books
HEARTBREAKING scenes have featured elephants starving to death on this famous BBC wildlife series, and others captured lions chasing down gazelles.But Planet Earth 2 producers have revealed that airing the death of penguins would be too much for viewers.A source close to the natural history programme said the little creatures closely resemble "little people" and it draws the line at showing their dying moments.The world's biggest colony of penguins on Zavodovski Island, near Antarctica, featured during the first of six episodes on Sunday.And filmmakers revealed they faced distressing scenes with dozens of the adorable birds severely injured.In the behind-the-scenes section at the end of the episode, Liz White said: "It was absolute carnage."It was quite heart-breaking, they are trying so hard to get up the beach with broken legs and bleeding, it’s very sobering really."The beach in the afternoon was just a scene of death and destruction."An insider told Mail Online that the … [Read more...] about BBC’s Planet Earth 2 won’t show dying penguins fearing it would be too upsetting for viewers
THE BBC has found itself under fire after eagle-eyed fans spotted that footage from Planet Earth II was recycled from the original 2006 series.Episode two of the nature show, which is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, revolves around Earth's mountains, and the animals which thrive despite the harsh conditions there.And after eagle-eyed viewers suspected something was up with aerial footage used in the episode, documentary fanatics think there's another issue with Planet Earth II's second instalment.The Sunday night episode featured a segment about the dangers of avalanches, accompanied by stunning shots of snow cascading down a mountain.Once the avalanche has stopped, footage cuts to a family of bears emerging from the snow, as David Attenborough narrates the scene.The presenter, who recently claimed that ordinary Brits aren't "wise" enough to vote on issues like Brexit, says: "The debris from an avalanche is clear evidence this slope is still dangerously … [Read more...] about BBC caught in new Planet Earth II row after it emerges that stunning avalanche scene was recycled from 2006 series
STARGAZING Live is back for its seven year – and this time it’s being broadcast straight from Australia.Professor Brian Cox will continue tonight to take viewers on a stargazing journey throughout the night, explaining the scientific theory along the way.But when is the popular show on and what are viewers in store for?You can catch the third and final installment of astronomical fun on BBC2 tonight.The live broadcast airs at 8pm.It will also be available shortly after broadcast on catch-up service BBC iPlayer.The British TV programme is based on science and astronomy that has aired annually since 2011.It is typically broadcast from Jodrell Bank Observatory, but has also featured live links from facilities in Hawaii, South Africa and Norway.Stargazing Live Australia is being filmed in the Siding Spring Observatory, which is situated in New South Wales.As dawn approaches, the hosts discuss the observations they have made over the course of the evening.Brian Cox, OBE, is … [Read more...] about When is Stargazing Live Australia on BBC Two tonight, who is Professor Brian Cox and is Dara O’Briain hosting?
THESE amazing pictures are just a few grabs of the incredible animals soon to be on our screens as Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth returns this month.The second series comes a decade after the original Planet Earth series was filmed – and it looks set to be just as visually stunning as the first.The BBC said that the original, first series “redefined natural history film-making, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth.”It added: “Planet Earth II will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.”The new series of the show begins later this month on BBC One and comprise of six episodes, each an hour long.Each episode will deal with animals living in different environments - from mountains, to islands to jungles.When the series was announced earlier this year, Sir David said: “I am very excited to once again be working with the … [Read more...] about David Attenborough returns to celebrate the natural world with a long anticipated second series of Planet Earth
BBC1 is well ahead in this year’s ratings war with ITV thanks to Bake Off, Strictly and Planet Earth II.It has broadcast 31 of the top 40 most-watched shows so far in 2016, while just nine came from rival ITV.The BBC's biggest successes include the Bake Off final, which is at number one on the chart with 16 million viewers and has nine of its ten episodes featuring in the top ten most watched list.Meanwhile all but one episode of the natural history series Planet Earth II made the top 40, with the highest episode coming in at ninth on the chart with 13.1 million viewers.But it is Strictly Come Dancing which dominates the list this year, with 13 entries in the top 40, not including the finale, for which full ratings are not yet available.BBC1's coverage of the Euro 2016 final also makes the list, as does the one-off episode of Sherlock shown on New Year's Day.The beeb's content boss Charlotte Moore hailed the figures as evidence that BBC1 "continues to unite us as a nation … [Read more...] about BBC smashes ITV in year’s ratings war thanks to Great British Bake off, Strictly Come Dancing and Planet Earth II
IRATE trainspotters have accused the BBC of treating them like fools — by screening five-month-old loco footage and claiming it was live.Host Peter Snow excitedly announced the film of a Class 66 diesel during Monday night’s new BBC4 show Trainspotting Live — suggesting it was happening then and there.Seconds before viewers saw it chugging along, he said: “We’ve just seen one going past. Now there we are, Class 66.”But eagle-eyed train anoraks spotted that the footage of the eight-strong convoy at Bishton Flyover near Newport, South Wales, was identical to a video posted on YouTube on February 15. It showed the same eight engines in the same numbered order.And in the background was the same tell-tale leafless winter tree.Angry trainspotters flocked on to internet forums to rail against the BBC.One said: “Peter Snow said, ‘We’ve just got a live feed coming in of a freight train’ — which turned out to be a rake of … [Read more...] about Enraged trainspotters slam the BBC for screening five-month-old train footage – and claiming it was live
SPRINGWATCH hosts Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan have been ticked off by BBC bosses for making the show too smutty.The pair are famous for naughty wildlife innuendos, including references to “great tits”, “beavers” and “shags”.But now their constant pre-watershed double-entendres have landed the pair in trouble.Chris, 56, said: “Michaela and I utilise whatever means we can to enliven the show — put it that way!“We often get told off afterwards, we have had a warning for pushing it. But we are trying to appeal to a broad audience.”Chris added: “A lot of the Springwatch’s millions of viewers are not hardcore natural history watchers.“If we didn’t entertain them with innuendos, I don’t think the programmes would work.”Last year left fans giggling by dropping a series of innuendos about tits, asking: “Great tits, great tits, wherefore art thou great tits?”And in a separate … [Read more...] about BBC bans Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan’s smutty Springwatch innuendos