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Nature Nuts with Julian Clary

  • Episode: 

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 09 Aug 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 33 2015 : Sat 08 Aug - Fri 14 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Since moving to the countryside, Britain’s most beloved camp comedian Julian Clary has become passionate about nature. In a brand new adventure, he goes in search of Britain’s most fanatical wildlife lovers, affectionately referred to as his ‘Nature Nuts’.
 
Julian travels all over the UK for the three-part series, discovering an extraordinary range of nature fans obsessed by the creatures in their backyards and beyond.  Julian and his expert film crew, boasting some of the UK’s most talented natural history cameramen and women, play fairy godmother to our Nature Nuts by capturing sight of their favourite creatures in ways they’ve never seen before.
 
With some of the best new technology including starlight, high speed, mini aerial and underwater cameras, the Nature Nuts are given once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch their favourite animals in their natural habitat.
 
Jam-packed with Julian’s trademark humour, Nature Nuts is full of great characters and fantastic wildlife footage.  Each week Julian meets four Nature Nuts and finds out about four species of wonderful wildlife in Britain.
 
In episode two, Julian embarks on a trip to the Farne Islands with GP and Nature Nut Dr Ben Burville. It’s time for a costume change as Julian swaps the sequins of showbiz for a decidedly less glamorous garment, a wetsuit. But it’s all worth it to swim with the largest carnivorous mammal in the UK, an experience that certainly gets the star’s seal of approval.
 
Next, it’s Northwich in Cheshire to meet Dave Culley, who reignited his childhood passion for wildlife after a series of life-changing motorcycle accidents. Julian’s on a mission to capture Dave’s beloved baby tawny owls hunting for themselves, and luckily, expert camerawoman Justine Evans arrives to lend a hand.  
 
In Herne Bay, Kent, Julian visits an appropriately named Nature Nut, Hazel Ryan. This time he comes face to face with the uber-cute and super sleepy dormouse. Sadly, these tiny creatures have become one of the UK’s most endangered animals. While 40 million wood mice roam, there are now just 40,000 dormice. 
 
Last but not least, Julian requires Hazel’s help in his very own home, where he is keen to find out exactly who he is sharing his garden and his attic with.