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Shark

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

A major wildlife series on the sharks of the world with over thirty species filmed, showing how they hunt, intricate social lives, courtship, growing up and the threats they face.

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Episode 2: Shark

Summary

The documentary series continues, revealing how the creatures are far more than just the hunters they are sometimes perceived as. New discoveries have revealed a hidden side to the shark's character, uncovering how their intricate social lives involve complicated courtship rituals, surprising ways of raising their young, and impressive powers of navigation. Paul McGann narrates.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Every now and then, watching this superb survey of sharklife, you think, “Blimey, those cameramen are brave – is that entirely safe?” A sequence in this second episode at a gathering of great whites gets up particularly close and personal, but we learn in the making-of segment at the end how it was achieved: sharks have body language and if you know the signs, you can tell when they’re cheesed off. If a great white shows you the tips of its fins, back away.

We’re also reminded that however much we instinctively fear them, it should really be the other way round: humans now kill 100 million sharks a year. There was a time when that wouldn’t have caused many tears to be shed; programmes like this showing they’re not just brute hunters but have a “language”, courtship and intriguing social lives should help.

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NarratorPaul McGann

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ProducerSimon Blakeney
Series producerSteve Greenwood

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  • Episode 2

    Shark

    Summary

    The documentary series continues, revealing how the creatures are far more than just the hunters they are sometimes perceived as. New discoveries have revealed a hidden side to the shark's character, uncovering how their intricate social lives involve complicated courtship rituals, surprising ways of raising their young, and impressive powers of navigation. Paul McGann narrates.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Every now and then, watching this superb survey of sharklife, you think, “Blimey, those cameramen are brave – is that entirely safe?” A sequence in this second episode at a gathering of great whites gets up particularly close and personal, but we learn in the making-of segment at the end how it was achieved: sharks have body language and if you know the signs, you can tell when they’re cheesed off. If a great white shows you the tips of its fins, back away.

    We’re also reminded that however much we instinctively fear them, it should really be the other way round: humans now kill 100 million sharks a year. There was a time when that wouldn’t have caused many tears to be shed; programmes like this showing they’re not just brute hunters but have a “language”, courtship and intriguing social lives should help.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorPaul McGann

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerSimon Blakeney
    Series producerSteve Greenwood
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