Zoologist Lucy Cooke and wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson celebrate some of the UK's wildest species, in five programmes stripped across the week.
Through a series of original films and updated archive films, Wild UK will explore our forests, rivers, mountains, sea and coastal areas, even our cities. The UK is wilder than you think!
Episode 1x5; Jul 28, 2017
Colin Stafford-Johnson and Lucy Cooke conclude their week-long adventure around the UK by exploring wildlife in our cities.
Urban areas may not be the most obvious wilderness, but with over three quarters of city space defined as 'natural' there's plenty of opportunity for wildlife to thrive.
Colin travels to Newcastle to look for a seabird with a liking for high-rise living. Lucy travels to Brighton to meet Dr Dawn Scott who's unravelling the reasons behind the red fox's urban habits. Viewers will also discover some top tips for finding the wild amongst the city and the programme will reveal how the UK's most colourful bird, the kingfisher, can find home amongst the hustle and bustle of even our busiest city, London.
The team also go behind the scenes with the Wild Alaska Live team, as they reveal how even life for the people of Alaska can be governed by the arrival of the Pacific salmon.
Lucy Cooke as Lucy Cooke
Colin Stafford-Johnson as Colin Stafford-Johnson
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