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!

Friday, July 14th 2017

06:50   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo [The zookeepers keep their eye on the Chilean flamingoes as the season approaches] (R, S)

16:05   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

16:45   TG4   WAC [Join Eadaoin, Tomai and Caoimhe as they head into the danger zone and come face to face with some of the most ferocious, poisonous and terrifying animals in the world] (OS)

18:00   TG4   Gafa ar Cheamara [Documentary which showcases some remarkable wildlife moments] (OS)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Atlantic - Wildest Ocean On Earth [An insight into the wildlife of the South Atlantic, from pods of dolphins to penguin colonies inhabiting chains of extraordinary islands] (R) 

22:30 RTÉ Radio 1 Seascapes [The maritime programme with Fergal Keane]

Saturday, July 15th 2017

07:10   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

08:00   RTÉ Radio 1   CountryWide

09:20   RTÉ lyric fm   'Nature File' on 'Daybreak With Evonne Ferguson' ['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].

12:00   RTÉ One   Nature's Weirdest Events (R, S)

13:50   RTÉ One   Living The Wildlife (R, S)

18:15   RTÉ 2   Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants [Dr. Julian Fennessy reveals the plight of the world's giraffes, as he joins forces with a Ugandan team attempting to round up 20 of the world's rarest giraffes, to take to a place of safety] (S)

19:15   RTÉ 2   Meganature [Examining the greatest animal happenings on Earth, including the sudden appearance of the huge fish shoals and a mass emergence of mayflies] (R, S)

Sunday, July 16th 2017

06:55   RTÉ 2   Animals Of Farthing Wood

13:10   RTÉ One   The Hunt (R, S)

18:30   RTÉ One   The Making Of Planet Earth II [The producers offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the show, including filming snow leopards in Ladakh] (S)

20:35   RTÉ 2   Coast New Zealand [Neil Oliver uncovers an invasion that ruffled more than a few feathers in the Abel Tasman National Park and learns how to save whales, while Matt goes in search of the Mikhail Lermontov] (S)

22:00   RTÉ Radio 1   Mooney Goes Wild

Monday, July 17th 2017

06:40   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:05   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

16:24   TG4   Jungle Bunch

20:30   RTÉ One   Ear To The Ground [Ella McSweeney meets a man who took over the running of a 400-acre farm from his father] (R, S)

23:50   RTÉ 2   Quill To Power [Documentary following one Dubliner as he travels several times a week to keep watch on a pair of endangered birds of prey] (S)

23:40   TG4   Hector Central [Hector Ó hEochagain meets a special soccer coach in Honduras, and the Garifuna people] (R, OS)

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

06:40   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

08:30   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:05   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

16:40   TG4   WAC (OS)

19:00   RTÉ 2   The Pet Surgeons [An elderly Labrador undergoes risky voicebox surgery] (R, S)

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

07:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

08:50   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:55   TG4   WAC (OS)

19:30   RTÉ One   Eco Eye [Anja Murray examines the mounting pressure on Ireland's water catchment systems] (R, S)

Thursday, July 20th 2017

07:00   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

07:25   RTÉ 2   Brewster The Rooster [Brewster, Maggie and the twins find a toy dinosaur.  They wonder why we don't see real dinosaurs?]

08:50   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:05   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

16:55   TG4   WAC [The show is all about feather dusting ones nest] (OS)

21:30   TG4   Hector Central [Hector Ó hEochagain travels to El Salvador, and visits the mangrove forests of La Tirana] (R, OS)

Friday, July 21st 2017

06:45   RTÉ 2   Wild Kratts (S)

08:35   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

15:30   RTÉ One   The Zoo (R, S)

16:05   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (S)

17:55   TG4   Gafa ar Cheamara [A unique wildlife documentary is made by the public, for the public, by searching the world for incredible moments of wildlife caught on camera] (OS)

19:30   RTÉ 2   Atlantic - Wildest Ocean On Earth [Documentary, charting a year in the life of the tropical Atlantic, where dolphins and manatees thrive among coral reefs, alongside whale sharks, plankton and sun-bathing jellyfish] (R, S) 

22:30 RTÉ Radio 1 Seascapes [The maritime programme with Fergal Keane]

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