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Wild Britain with Ray Mears
E6 of 10
Series 3 - Episode 6
Monday 12:30pm - 1pm
6:30pm - 7pm
12:30am - 1am
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If you thought that rainforests were only found in exotic parts of the world, take a look at this. Ray Mears is in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland in one of only seven temperate rainforests in the world.
It’s home to the sika deer, ospreys and an exceptional number of lichen species that carpet the forest floor, smother tree trunks and festoon the canopy.
He also talks to Allan Bantick of the Scottish Beaver Trial about how they have re-introduced the European beaver, a species that had been hunted to near-extinction 400 years ago but which plays a vital role in supporting the ecosystem.
The survival expert is on the west coast of Scotland to explore one of the world's rarest habitats - temperate rainforest. He discovers the skittish sika deer and meets a lichenologist who shows him a wealth of species that thrive in Argyll's wet, humid climate. Ray also observes the nest of two ospreys and finds out why the reintroduction of the European beaver is benefiting other wildlife.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
Why so many celebrities are touring Britain on TV
Our deputy TV editor watches Jamie, Ade, Kirstie and Ray get around Blighty on the box
Ray Mears reveals a love-hate relationship with the UK ahead of Wild Britain
Ray Mears v Bear Grylls
New Poldark actor Christian Brassington ate 3,500 calories a day to play villain Osborne Whitworth
Poldark star Heida Reed: "Everyone thinks Ross is so perfect and nothing is his fault - everybody blames the woman"
Where was the marketplace in The Durrells filmed? Behind-the-scenes footage reveals the secrets of Bouas Village
Historian Michael Haag reveals the women written out of The Durrells' family history