The glorious wildlife documentary ‘Spy in the Wild’ from John Downer Productions is now available to pre-order in the US courtesy of BBC Earth and PBS shop.

The 5-part series reaches its climax in the UK tonight with episode 4 – Mischief and tomorrow night with a fascinating look behind the scenes. But US fans are only just beginning to enjoy the show on PBS, but sadly without David Tennant as narrator.

But that has been remedied, as Mr Tennant’s voice graces the US DVD release. Part one is available to pre-order now, for release on February 28th.

Spy In The Wild: Part 1 DVD


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Meet the elephant aunts who act as midwives, the bowerbirds gathering trinkets to impress the ladies, the hippos having pedicures, the monkeys getting drunk and disorderly and the chimp policemen laying down the law. These moments, captured by a new generation of spy cameras, not only reveal a lot about animal behaviour, they also hint at the essence of our own humanity.

Episode 1: Love
Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing if they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the “spycams” as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys.

Episode 2: Intelligence
Spy Creatures infiltrate the world of animal intelligence, ingenuity, and creativity. Watch our spies disguised as animals observe a grey squirrel stealing Spy Nut, a sea otter cracking open a meal, and an orangutan washing with soap.

Special Features: Snow Chick
This enchanting film follows the adventures of one charismatic emperor penguin from the time he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea.

Pre-order now direct from PBS Shop.

For more on ‘Spy in the Wild’, see our dedicated pages. Episode 4 – Mischief premieres in the UK tonight on BBC One at 8 pm. Catch it in the US, Wednesday’s at 8-9 pm ET on PBS stations, concludes March 1st.

Many thanks to John Downer Productions for the heads up on the DVD.

About John Downer Productions

John Downer Productions is a wildlife media company that has specialised in numerous pioneering filming techniques that allow the viewer to see animals up close and personal. With the use of spy creatures and other robotic tools, Downer’s Productions has created numerous awarding winning programmes such as Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice, Penguins – Spy in the Huddle, and Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. David Tennant is no stranger to this task, he has recorded the narrative for the vast majority of these documentaries

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