Spy in the Wild - Love (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Chimp holding genet kitten. - (C) John Downer Productions - Photographer: Richard Jones
Spy in the Wild – Love (No. 1) – Picture Shows: Chimp holding genet kitten. – (C) John Downer Productions – Photographer: Richard Jones
The BBC have released four new and very touching clips of the brand new nature documentary ‘Spy in the Wild’, narrated by David Tennant.

The new 5-part series from the hugely talented team at John Downer Productions features over 30 different “spy creatures” that have filmed many rare, touching and poignant moments.

These new clips feature kissing prairie dogs, a gentle mother crocodile, grieving Langur monkeys and a tender moment between a chimpanzee and a Genet kitten. These are all part of episode one which focuses on love.

Prairie Dogs Kiss

A mother Crocodile takes babies to safety

Langur monkeys grieve

A chimp adopts a Genet Kitten

Official Synopsis

In one of the most innovative natural history series ever presented, Spy In The Wild deploys over 30 ultra-realistic animatronic ‘Spy Creatures’ to go undercover in the animal world, filming their unique behaviour closer than ever before.

In episode one the Spy Creatures investigate the rarely-seen emotions and feelings of animals – and ask if they are as complicated and strong as our own. Through these Spy Creatures’ eyes we discover the origins of love.

Spy Pup is immersed in wild dog life, where he has to act fast to be accepted by the curious pack, as imminent danger is lurking in the wild from different sides. Baby Spy Crocs allow us to join the infant reptiles on a rollercoaster ride inside the mouth of their mother, as she uses unusual tactics to transport her newborns to safety.

Our Spy Creatures take us closer than ever before to animal sadness and mourning: an accident strikes as Spy Baby Monkey becomes the centre of the story when it meets a troop of over 120 langur monkeys. Spy Tortoise takes further into the story of grief as he witnesses what’s seems to be awareness of death, never before seen on film.

Spy Egg becomes Spy Chick while imprisoned with a mother hornbill, who tries to rear her new brood in a safe, self-induced solitary confinement for two months.

Spy Penguin is immersed in the turbulent action of the mating season, as a male Adélie penguin falls victim to a pebble thief who ruins his chances of love for the season – despite the help of Spy Penguin.

Spy Tortoise and Spy Bushbaby are deployed to keep watch on chimpanzees, where they witness the chimps’ jealousy, protective instincts as well as their softer side, in a thought-provoking scene where a chimpanzee adopts a new pet.

Read our review for episode 1 of this stunning new series.

Spy in the Wild Episode 1 – Love premieres on BBC One on Thursday, January 12th at 8 PM GMT.

 

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