BBC preps Oxford Scientific Films’ “Ingenious Animals”

The UK pubcaster is set to air the natural history series from the London-based prodco in early September.
August 22, 2016

UK pubcaster BBC1 is set to air the natural history series Ingenious Animals  from London-based producer Oxford Scientific Films.

The 4 x 60-minute series will feature animal behavior stories that shed new light on our understanding of the animal kingdom. Each episode of the series will explore different themes including an animal’s intelligence, relationships, methods of communication and anatomy.

It will be presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Lucy Cooke, Patrick Aryee and Giles Clark.

Alice Keens-Soper serves as executive producer on the four-part program with Gary Broadhurst series producing. Craig Hunter, BBC’s commissioning editor for natural history and specialist factual formats, ordered the series for the broadcaster.

Twofour Rights, the in-house distribution arm of UK prodco Twofour, is handling international sales for the series.

Ingenious Animals is scheduled to broadcast on September 1 at 8 p.m. BST.

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