What's On - Radio & TV

There's a variety of wildlife and nature programmes on radio and TV at the moment - here are some of our highlights of the week. If you notice something that you think would be of interest to our listeners, please let us know by e-mailing mooney@rte.ie!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

06:40   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:00   RTÉ Radio 1   CountryWide

13:45   RTÉ One   Wild France (R)

Sunday, June 11th 2017

07:00   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

11:20   RTÉ 2   Deadly Pole To Pole (S)

14:10   RTÉ 2   Natural World (R)

18:30   RTÉ One   Planet Earth II [A look at the creatures inhabiting mountains, including grizzly bears, as they dance against trees to rub off their winter fur] (S)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Wild Cities [Environmental scientist Dr. Tara Shine examines the wildlife of Cork, including grey herons in the market] (R, S)

22:00   RTÉ Radio 1   Mooney Goes Wild

Monday, June 12th 2017

08:20   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   Secret Life Of Predators [The episode includes never-before-seen footage of glass frogs, who hatch early to avoid a deadly wasp, while their father defends the youngsters] (S)

20:30   RTÉ One   Ear To The Ground [Featuring a visit to the 'lost valley' in Mayo, and behind the scenes of the Meath hunt] (R, S)

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   Making It Down Under [Kate Doyle treats two baby kangaroos] (R, S)

20:30   TG4   Snámh in Aghaidh Easa [Following four Aran Islands fishing boats as they leave Ros an Mhíl port in Galway for the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland, in search of the elusive mackerel] (R, OS, GS)

Thursday, June 15th 2017

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

21:30   TG4   Hector Central [The presenter visits the seven countries of Central America, beginning with Panama] (R, OS)

Friday, June 16th 2017

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   Pet Island [Following Martin Bailey, Jennifer Duggan and their dogs during a holiday] (R, S)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Earth's Great Seasons [Featuring overheated penguins, ring-tailed lemurs, and amazing colour-changing lizards] (S)

20:30   RTÉ One   Tracks And Trails [Musician Steve Wickham and his wife Heidi go over the Ox Mountains to Slish Wood] (R, S)

20:30   RTÉ 2   Natural World [Profiling some of the people who have a fondness for London's exotic wildlife, including Billingsgate fish porters and Indian chefs] (S)

22:30 RTÉ Radio 1 Seascapes [The maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton]

Saturday, June 17th 2017

06:55   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

07:00   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

07:00   RTÉ lyric fm   Daybreak With Evonne Ferguson [This morning marks the beginning of a new segment for Evonne: 'Nature File' is a new weekly glimpse into the natural world.  Each week, ecologist Anja Murray presents new stories about wild plants, animals, and the world around us.  The first edition focuses on the colourful kingfisher, including the folk stories and modern science that offer very different explanations on how these mesmerising birds got these wonderful colours].

08:00   RTÉ Radio 1   CountryWide

11:55   RTÉ One   Earth's Natural Wonders (R, S)

18:30   RTÉ 2   Cheetahs: Growing Up Fast [Wildlife documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, following cameraman Kim Wolhuter over the course of two years, as he chronicles the day-to-day lives of a cheetah mother and her young family]

19:30   RTÉ 2   A Penguin's Life (S)

20:35   RTÉ 2   Animal Babies [A look at the challenges faced by creatures born in mountain environments, from a guanaco calf which has to stand up within minutes of being born, to a young musk ox escaping from hungry wolves] (S)

21:40   TG4   FILM: Tracks [2013; Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean]

Sunday, June 18th 2017

07:00   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

11:20   RTÉ 2   Deadly Pole To Pole (S)

13:40   RTÉ 2   Natural World (R)

18:30   RTÉ One   Planet Earth II [An insight into the competition between animals to survive in the jungles, from caiman-hunting jaguars to ninja frogs fighting off wasps] (S)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Wild Cities [Presenter Simon Watt explores the wildlife of Northern Ireland's capital, from painted lady butterflies and kingfishers to seals in the coastal waters] (R, S)

22:00   RTÉ Radio 1   Mooney Goes Wild

Monday, June 19th 2017

07:00   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:55   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:05   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

14:55   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

19:00   RTÉ 2   Secret Life Of Predators [An insight into the methods used by predators in grasslands, including cheetahs and secretary birds who face elusive prey] (S)

20:30   RTÉ One   Ear To The Ground [Featuring a dedicated Cork farming family, and a report on efforts to save natterjack toads] (R, S)

23:30   TG4   Hector Central [Hector Ó hEochagáin visits the countries of Central America, beginning with Panama] (R, OS)

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

07:05   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:20   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

07:10   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:55   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:05   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

14:55   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

07:10   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:25   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:55   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:05   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

14:55   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

21:30   TG4   Hector Central [Hector Ó hEochagáin explores San Jose, finding out why it is a hub for medical tourism] (R, OS)

Friday, June 23rd 2017

07:05   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:20   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

10:50   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

11:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:25   TG4   Jungle Bunch

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

19:00   RTÉ 2   Pet Island [Featuring African pygmy hedgehogs and a 'waggiest tail' competition] (R, S)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Earth's Great Seasons [A look at the transformations brought about by Autumn.  Meanwhile, chipmunks and beavers dash to stash their winter supplies] (S)

20:30   RTÉ 2   Natural World [Examining the wildlife of the gardens at Heligan, from the family of foxes that play in the pleasure gardens, to the badgers that clear up the tea rooms at night] (S)

22:30 RTÉ Radio 1 Seascapes [The maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton]

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