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UKTV orders more of David Attenborough’s Curiosities

UKTV-David-Attenborough-10-05-12-0549UKTV has commissioned a second, longer, run of natural history show David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities.

The first series of the show was the highest ever rated show on UKTV’s Eden channel. It focused on animals that, for various reasons, have an intriguing biology.

The new 10x30mins series will feature two animals per episode that share curious biological adaptations, from the emperor penguin and the wood frog to the rhinoceros and the hedgehog.

The show is produced by Humble Bee Films, the Bristol-based UK indie founded by former BBC Natural History Unit producer Stephen Dunleavy.

UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps and Eden already has exclusive UK rights to a host of Attenborough shows that aired on the BBC, including Planet Earth and Life.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities was greenlit by UKTV’s senior commissioning editor, Catherine Catton and general manager, Adrian Wills.