ITV is airing a pair of natural history programs from Oxford Scientific Films.
The British broadcaster has commissioned the UK prodco to produce Animal Mums, a three x 60-minute series that looks at animal mothers at every stage in the parenting process. Animals profiled in the show include aardvarks, gorillas, elephants and otters and the series promises to showcase rare moments such as a gorilla teaching its offspring good manners.
The series will premiere on ITV later in the year. Exec producers are Caroline Hawkins and Alice Keens-Soper. Distributor BBC Worldwide will launch the show for international buyers at MIPCOM in October.
Meanwhile, ITV will begin airing the prodco’s Nature Nuts with Julian Clary (pictured) on Sunday (August 2). The three x 60 minute-series follows the titular camp comedian as he travels the United Kingdom to meet nature lovers – or ‘nature nuts’ – who are obsessed with creatures found in their backyards, such has hedgehogs, badgers and birds.
The production uses an array of camera technologies including starlight, high speed, mini aerial and underwater cameras to creatively capture the animals in their natural habitats.
Alice Keens-Soper is exec producing the series for Oxford Scientific. Twofour Rights is handling distribution.
Watch a clip from Nature Nuts below: