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    1 of 6

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    Tue 19 Apr 2016
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    8.00pm - 9.00pm
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    Week 16 2016 : Sat 16 Apr - Fri 22 Apr
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“The last thing I want to do is demonise animals.  It’s about making them intriguing and fascinating.  It’s about dealing with how predators interact with their prey.  It’s about how the animals interact with each other in nature.” Steve Backshall
Fierce sees BAFTA Award winning TV naturalist Steve Backshall seeking out the world’s most fierce animals. The series takes Steve on six epic adventures to Guyana, Mexico, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia and South Africa, where along the way he encounters the world’s most venomous snake, the Inland Taipan, gets perilously close to the largest carnivorous reptile in South America, the giant Black Caiman, attempts to track down the endangered Giant River Otter and stakes out the feisty and fearless Honey Badger.
As well as going eye-to-eye with American Crocodiles, swimming amongst Bull Sharks and narrowly escaping the jaws of the extraordinary Komodo Dragon, Steve also meets the people living cheek by jowl with these dangerous predators and those who have miraculously survived being attacked by them.
In episode one, Steve travels to the wild islands of Indonesia.  He has a close call being chased by the world’s largest lizard, the legendary komodo dragon, rescues a three metre venomous king cobra, goes diving in the treacherous seas that surround the islands getting hands on with the world’s most poisonous fish and he has his first ever encounter with an unusual predator, the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish.