UKTV’s Watch Channel Renews ‘David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities’ For Third Season

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UKTV’s Watch channel has renewed nature series David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities for a third season.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities sees Sir David Attenborough shine a spotlight on some of nature’s most extraordinary and baffling species, with each episode featuring two unique creatures with curiously distinctive adaptations that link together with a common theme. The show’s third season will see Sir David enter the enclosure of an anaconda, meeting some friendly orang-utans and studying the behaviour of the ravens at the Tower of London.

The renewal of the series comes after the second season, which saw the series jump from Eden to flagship entertainment channel Watch, reached some 2.1 million viewers, with the opening two episodes performing 61% above the slot average. The third season, which will again be produced by Humble Bee Films, has received an order for six episodes and is slated to air in Q1 2015.

“We are delighted to have the broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough back on the channel for a third series”, said Steve North, General Manager of Watch. “The stories and creatures featured in the series are even more fascinating, mysterious, and magical. This programme allows Sir David to travel across the UK to explore animal oddities that other TV programmes simply do not cover.”

UKTV’s Senior Commissioning Editor Catherine Catton commented: “It is such a privilege to work with Sir David; his captivating storytelling and the fascinating content has made both series of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities a massive hit with viewers.”

While executive producer Stephen Dunleavy added: “It’s a real joy to be making our third series of Natural Curiosities for UKTV Watch. Both series one and two received a great response from viewers and now David Attenborough will reveal six more wonderful tales of curious creatures – from the tiny flea to the giant blue whale.”