New TV series “World’s Weirdest Events”

Starts Thursday 3rd September at 8pm on BBC Two

 

Definitely not what you’d expect

This exciting new natural history series brought to you by Chris Packham and producer Aaron Paul is definitely not the usual cute and cuddly wildlife show. Instead this brilliant production is packed with the mysterious and unexplained, the weird and the wonderful magic of the natural world.

Chris’s new image is also not expected. In a searing 45C  Nevada desert he appears on a deserted track driving a cool 1950’s Cadillac and dressed in a sharp black suit and shades.

As he explains, “I like to learn new things, about anything. I like to know why nature makes Stradavari violins sound so good, I certainly want to know why flocks of birds are falling out of the sky on fire and I’m fascinated by the idea of compound animals. And this series is packed with just such stuff, all explained in a scientific way. It’s a rollercoaster of the strange, it’s weird at times, but it’s always interesting. As was shooting it in a desert at 45C whilst wearing a suit!”

Weirdly brilliant

The multi-talented team, who also created the series “Nature’s Weirdest Events”, scour the globe for the very weirdest stories. They examine the evidence, test the science, unravel the mysteries to discover … “what in the weird world is going on?” They explore everything weird, from animal oddities to crazy weather, from medical marvels to remarkable natural phenomena. Based in an abandoned town in the Nevada desert Chris  investigates these strange stories from around the world and discovers how they remarkably link together.

A sneak preview

If you dying to know more, episode one features a bird-killing solar death ray and a monkey that’s learnt first aid. In episode two Chris uncovers the secret of a suspiciously fishy oil slick, what’s making a lemming very angry and how a man can see with his ears.

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Available episodes from the series from www.bbcpreviews.co.uk

Images from the series are available from www.bbcpictures.co.uk

Image is copyright of the BBC and used with kind permission