Get a ringside seat for some of nature's deadliest encounters: losers aren't just knocked out, they're eaten alive. This is the no-holds-barred, real-life world of spiders, scorpions, centipedes and killer ants who fight to the death.
In tonight's episode, account manager Ronnie has no control over his little pug and it's causing a rift between him and his girlfriend; the issue is even stopping them from having children. Meanwhile beauty therapist Holly lets her dog defecate all over her mum's house causing big arguments between mother and daughter. Ronnie and Holly leave their dogs behind and travel to Hollywood to spend a week working with acting dogs.
David Attenborough discovers the plants that have evolved to shed their dependency on water enabling them to survive in the driest environments.
Twenty-two-year-old Holly loves her dog Suki, she paints Suki's nails and puts diamantes on them and feeds her non-stop treats. Mikki lives in a rough part of London, so for protection he is training his six-month-old pup Chicka to bite. While on the street, he never has his pup on the lead, posing a danger not only to Chicka but others on the street. In the hope of becoming better pet owners, Holly and Mikki travel to South Africa to spend a week with dogs that are trained to track down rhino poachers.
David Attenborough begins with the secret world of plant movement and uses sinister carnivorous plants to show just how active plants can be.
Essex hairdresser Ed treats his two little pugs like royalty. He feeds them the finest human food, dresses them in the latest fashions and lets them have the run of the house. The dogs' behaviour is becoming a growing issue for Ed's partner, who is fed up. Single, stay-at-home mum Bexy is trapped in her house, spending more time looking after her unruly labrador than her three-year-old son. Ed and Bexy both leave their dogs behind and travel to Canada to spend a week working with a special operations group and their army dogs.
They are amongst the most fascinating of flowering plants, yet the water lily came perilously close to extinction.
A whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful is revealed in this sensational new series shot over the course of a year. As he traces them from their beginnings on land to their vital place in nature today, David Attenborough explores the fascinating world of plants, exposing new revelations along the way. He moves from our time scale to theirs, revealing the true nature of plants as creatures that are every bit as dynamic and aggressive as animals.
Mishak from Wembley doesn't believe his staffie-cross dogs should be on a lead and breeds them for money while glamour model Amy doesn't believe in training her pet Jack Russell, Milo. Could the fact that she never got over the death of her previous pet dog have something to do with her lack of effort?
This week we look at why we live where we live in the world's largest island continent. Taking a unique aerial view, viewers discover the peril of sprawl and the struggle for survival on the continental fringe.
Experts agree that bad dog behaviour is mainly down to bad owners and that the owners need to be fixed first. Don't Blame the Dog, is a unique series that challenges young dog owners with bad attitudes to spend a week living with people who depend on dogs - some for their survival in extreme environments around the world, and others who depend on them for their jobs. In an effort to try and better handle their own dogs, these dog owners must first try to master the working dogs.
In the final episode, Richard looks at the Ice Age. 2.8 million years ago the world began to cool. Within a few thousand years much of the planet was shrouded in a dense cloak of ice that would come and go until only 10,000 years ago.
This week we see the mass movement we make across a sprawling land and how our daily habits push systems and networks of transport and data to breaking point. We follow the second busiest air corridor in the world - Sydney to Melbourne - as 150 flights daily prepare for the journey and watch Elyse Fordham as she prepares to captain the first flight of the day. Data visualisation reveals every flight in Australia over a 24-hour period.
In this episode, Richard focuses on the 'KT boundary'. 65 million years ago, a 10 kilometre diameter asteroid collided with the Earth and saw the end of the long reign of the dinosaurs. He investigates the lucky breaks and evolutionary adaptations that allowed some species to survive the disastrous end of the Cretaceous Age when these giants did not.
Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
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