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Joanna Lumley, Miranda Richardson, Griff Rhys Jones, Bill Bailey, Vic Reeves, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Joe Simpson travel to exotic locations to address the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and learn how we can help save them from possible extinction. Each of them will take us on the next step of finding a way of working with the people and environments where they live. We find ways of looking for solutions that will ensure the animals survival. Every film is an emotional journey for both the celebrity and the viewer.

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Joanna Lumley, Miranda Richardson, Griff Rhys Jones, Bill Bailey, Vic Reeves, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Joe Simpson travel to exotic locations to address the plight of some of the world's most endangered species and learn how we can help save them from possible extinction. Each of them will take us on the next step of finding a way of working with the people and environments where they live. We find ways of looking for solutions that will ensure the animals survival. Every film is an emotional journey for both the celebrity and the viewer.

    • Episode 1

    Black Rhinos With Griff Rhys Jones

    In Kenya Griff Rhys Jones assists the Tusk Trust and Save the Rhino in their campaigns to prevent the extinction of the Black Rhino. Enlisting a reformed poacher, he also meets up with the Kenyan Wildlife Service at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary who helps him track down what is left of the endangered population, now only 400 black rhinos remain compared to the thousands that existed fifty or so years ago.

    • 45 Minutes

    In Kenya Griff Rhys Jones assists the Tusk Trust and Save the Rhino in their campaigns to prevent the extinction of the Black Rhino. Enlisting a reformed poacher, he also meets up with the Kenyan Wildlife Service at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary who helps him track down what is left of the endangered population, now only 400 black rhinos remain compared to the thousands that existed fifty or so years ago.

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Tapirs With Vic Reeves

    Vic Reeves meets the animal with eight hooves, no eyelids and the ability to walk under water- the Tapir. The most surreal animal on the planet, it is also one of the most endangered and his moving story reveals the destruction of this mysterious animal's habitat whilst exposing the importance of their survival.

    • 46 Minutes

    Vic Reeves meets the animal with eight hooves, no eyelids and the ability to walk under water- the Tapir. The most surreal animal on the planet, it is also one of the most endangered and his moving story reveals the destruction of this mysterious animal's habitat whilst exposing the importance of their survival.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Sea Turtles With Charlotte Uhlenbroek

    Filmed across the spectacular backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Suriname, Charlotte Uhlenbroek investigates the impact that commercial fishing, destruction of nesting grounds, poaching for meat, shells and pollution are having on the seven species of sea turtles that still swim our oceans.

    • 45 Minutes

    Filmed across the spectacular backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Suriname, Charlotte Uhlenbroek investigates the impact that commercial fishing, destruction of nesting grounds, poaching for meat, shells and pollution are having on the seven species of sea turtles that still swim our oceans.

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Orangutans With Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley undertakes a personal journey to Borneo for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Orangutans, a species that could disappear within fifty years. She meets Birute Galdikas, who has devoted the last 35 years of her life in aiding their survival, plus the local villagers who live beside the magnificent rainforest and co-exist with the Orangutan. Joanna's adventure provides an impassioned plea for changes in all of our lives that must be made to ensure the long-term future of this beautiful animal.

    • 46 Minutes

    Joanna Lumley undertakes a personal journey to Borneo for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Orangutans, a species that could disappear within fifty years. She meets Birute Galdikas, who has devoted the last 35 years of her life in aiding their survival, plus the local villagers who live beside the magnificent rainforest and co-exist with the Orangutan. Joanna's adventure provides an impassioned plea for changes in all of our lives that must be made to ensure the long-term future of this beautiful animal.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Jaguars With Bill Bailey

    Comedian Bill Bailey turns into an unlikely action hero as he travels to Brazil on a mission to try and save the Jaguar. This exhilarating journey follows Bill and the Jaguar Conservation Fund on a heart-stopping chase to catch and collar a wild jaguar as part of the Population Ecology Project which aims to monitor and study the big cat and help us understand the various circumstances that threaten the beautiful species from extinction.

    • 46 Minutes

    Comedian Bill Bailey turns into an unlikely action hero as he travels to Brazil on a mission to try and save the Jaguar. This exhilarating journey follows Bill and the Jaguar Conservation Fund on a heart-stopping chase to catch and collar a wild jaguar as part of the Population Ecology Project which aims to monitor and study the big cat and help us understand the various circumstances that threaten the beautiful species from extinction.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Gorillas With Joe Simpson

    Working with the John Aspinall Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society, intrepid mountaineer Joe Simpson sets off on an adventure in the Congolese Jungle to investigate the plight of the gorillas and discover the reasons for their recent and dramatic declines. Joe's journey fundamentally changes his perspective on life and during a series of increasingly close, impressive and emotional encounters he starts to see the world through the eyes of these majestic apes.

    • 45 Minutes

    Working with the John Aspinall Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society, intrepid mountaineer Joe Simpson sets off on an adventure in the Congolese Jungle to investigate the plight of the gorillas and discover the reasons for their recent and dramatic declines. Joe's journey fundamentally changes his perspective on life and during a series of increasingly close, impressive and emotional encounters he starts to see the world through the eyes of these majestic apes.

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Tigers With Sanjeev Bhaskar

    India is home to two-thirds of the world's tiger population. Before independence there were more than 40,000 Bengal Tigers roaming the wild... today experts believe there are fewer than 1,800. Set amongst the colourful backdrop of India with its breathtaking landscapes, this very personal film, which Sanjeev describes as 'one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,' takes the comedian on a journey tracking the tiger and discovers just how precarious its fight for survival is.

    • 45 Minutes

    India is home to two-thirds of the world's tiger population. Before independence there were more than 40,000 Bengal Tigers roaming the wild... today experts believe there are fewer than 1,800. Set amongst the colourful backdrop of India with its breathtaking landscapes, this very personal film, which Sanjeev describes as 'one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,' takes the comedian on a journey tracking the tiger and discovers just how precarious its fight for survival is.

    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Aye-ayes With Miranda Richardson

    Miranda Richardson embarks on a journey to one of the world's most mysterious countries, Madagascar, to unearth the mysteries behind the endangered lemur, the Aye-Aye. Miranda journeys the length and breadth of this remote tropical island to find out what can be done to save the Aye-Aye, working alongside the Wildlife Conservation Society and experts trying to save the species and achieve a world-first; to film the Aye-Aye asleep in its nest.

    • 46 Minutes

    Miranda Richardson embarks on a journey to one of the world's most mysterious countries, Madagascar, to unearth the mysteries behind the endangered lemur, the Aye-Aye. Miranda journeys the length and breadth of this remote tropical island to find out what can be done to save the Aye-Aye, working alongside the Wildlife Conservation Society and experts trying to save the species and achieve a world-first; to film the Aye-Aye asleep in its nest.

    • 46 Minutes
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