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The natural world is full of strange science and bizarre connections. This series navigates the weird and wonderful, offering a refreshing and very different take on our planet.

With the help of leading scientists, engaging contributors and stunning experiments, this series opens up the secrets behind bizarre science, animal oddities, crazy weather, medical marvels and remarkable natural phenomena.

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A fascinating journey to discover the answers to some of the strangest questions on the planet

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Episode 6, Series 2

Saturday August 24 at 5:05am

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 6 | Series 2

Chris Packham investigates a lake the colour of bubblegum with an evolutionary secret hidden within its depths. Chris also investigates the washed up remains of a gargantuan creature…

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday August 24 at 9:30pm

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 1 | Series 1

Revealing the secrets behind the world's weirdest events from a bird killing solar death ray to a monkey that's learnt first aid.

Episode 7, Series 2

Tuesday August 27 at 5:05am

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 7 | Series 2

Chris Packham uncovers the mysterious death of hundreds of reindeer in Norway, discovers a mythical boiling river in Peru and finds out why blood red rain appeared in Spain.

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday August 28 at 5:05am

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 8 | Series 2

Find out what's killing off seabirds on remote islands, why spiders are glowing in the dark and more bizarre events from the natural world.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday August 31 at 9:30pm

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 2 | Series 1

Revealing the secrets of a suspiciously fishy oil slick, the mysterious cause of a lemming's extreme anger, and how one man can see using his ears.

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday September 7 at 9:30pm

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 3 | Series 1

Meet a man who gets drunk without touching even a single drop of alcohol thanks to his strange metabolism. Also featuring a look at some chart-topping molecular music.

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday September 8 at 3:20am

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 3 | Series 1

Meet a man who gets drunk without touching even a single drop of alcohol thanks to his strange metabolism. Also featuring a look at some chart-topping molecular music.

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 10:35am

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 1 | Series 1

Revealing the secrets behind the world's weirdest events from a bird killing solar death ray to a monkey that's learnt first aid.

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 4:45pm

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 1 | Series 1

Revealing the secrets behind the world's weirdest events from a bird killing solar death ray to a monkey that's learnt first aid.

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 9:30pm

Weird Wonders Of The World

Episode 4 | Series 1

Featuring a whirlwind wedding ceremony, some exploding rocks, and a woman whose twin was discovered inside her brain.

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