The BAFTA award-winning series that gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet returns for a second series to reveal the anatomy of some of nature’s most successful predators: the Great White Shark, Lion, Tiger and Python.
Most wildlife documentaries show how animals behave, but by exploring their anatomy, veterinary scientist Mark Evans, comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and a team of experts show how these creatures really work.
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how such distinctive beasts have evolved to thrive in their environmental niches, while biologist Simon Watt gets first hand experience of the animals in action.
Highlights of the series include Joy Reidenberg coming face-to-face with Great White Sharks in a dramatic cage dive encounter, Simon Watt being squeezed by a live python, and the team making a dead lion roar by passing compressed air through its windpipe.
Episode 1 - Great White Shark
How did the shark become the biggest fish in the sea?
Episode 2 - Monster Python
The team venture into the swamps of the Florida Everglades in search of the giant Burmese Python.
Episode 3 - Big Cats
From the outside, the lion and the tiger look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to tell the two apart.