From Monday 12 August at 18:30
For animal lovers everywhere, this family series features inspiring stories of animals in dire need from around the world — and the people who help them. Each episode reveals the deep bonds between all kinds of animals and the everyday individuals who protect and save them. Former British Royal Marine, Pen Farthing, has devoted his life to reuniting more than 700 street dogs with the soldiers who adopted them in Afghanistan. And, an Australian family whose mission is to rescue injured baby koalas from the disastrous winter cyclone season. Plus, Derrick Campana who works tirelessly to build custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes - from elephants to rabbits.
Child Genius Uk
From Tuesday 6 August at 20:10
16 of the country's brightest 8- to 12-year-olds battle for the title of the UK's cleverest child in this compulsive series. Quizmaster Richard Osman asks questions difficult enough for adults to struggle with! The participants will be tested over the course of four gruelling competition days, overseen by British Mensa - the exclusive society for those with a high IQ. The series also follows the family life of the remarkable competitors, revealing their exceptional talents and the dilemmas their parents face in raising gifted children. As the competition intensifies, the intellectual rivals know that ultimately only one can be crowned Child Genius.