Barry Humphries narrates a new three-part documentary on BBC2, exploring the curious and enchanting wildlife unique to Australia
A huge continent separated from all other land, Australia is home to some extraordinary creatures.
This three-part series reveals some of the amazing adaptations they’ve developed to survive in such an extreme and diverse landscape.
While it does focus on some of the lesser-known Aussie animals, there’s also fun footage of kick-fighting kangaroos.
Watch out for the palm cockatoo, a drumming bird that breaks off a stick and taps out a tune for his mate, and the curious spiny echidna (above).
But perhaps the most startling footage is of a type of tarantula so recently discovered that it doesn’t even have a name.
Barry Humphries narrates.
TV Times rating: HHHH