Call Of The Wild

David Attenborough's first radio series for 15 years is an exploration of nature's use of sound.

Episodes

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The first of four programmes shows how software used to track helicopters has revealed the reason for the dawn chorus.

Plus an attempt to track down the first ever animal call.

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The second of four programmes takes a bat's-ear view of the world and investigates the impact of the world's loudest man-made sound on whales and dolphins.

`Seeing with Sound'.

David Attenborough's series on nature's use of sound continues with a bat's-ear view of the world and an investigation into the impact of the world's loudest man-made sound on the whales and dolphins, which use sound to `see' the ocean.

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The third of four programmes looks at musicality in animals.

Why are whale song, birdsong and the lesser-known gibbon song so complex and beautiful? And what links a skylark to Beethoven or Blur?

`Music to My Ears'.

David Attenborough's series on nature's use of sound continues with a look at musicality in animals.

Why are whale song, birdsong and the lesser-known gibbon song so complex and beautiful?

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David Attenborough's series on nature's use of sound continues by drawing on the latest research to look for signs of a language in the wild.

Are we asking the right questions if we want to understand what the animals are saying?