The BBC have released details of a new behind the scenes episode of the hugely popular wildlife documentary series Spy In The Wild, narrated by David Tennant.
In Spy In The Wild: Meet The Spies we go under the skin to reveal the extraordinary effort that goes into getting the Spy Creatures to become part of so many different animal families, in a special making of Spy In The Wild.
Full of funny and unexpected moments, this episode illustrates the painstaking work that goes into building the lifelike models, before the Spy Creatures are deployed around the world.
We join the crew as they build and practice with Spy Crocodile before he goes on his first mission along the banks of the treacherous River Nile, dodging hippos and elephants along the way. He’s joined by the Spy baby Crocs, who as seen in episode one went on to be destroyed by a new mother crocodile wishing to take them to water along with their own babies, much like Spy Tortoise when he is tested by the elephants.
Spy Egret meets the elephants of Kenya and Spy Hippo swims among dangerous real hippos and crocodiles, but we discover what happens when things go wrong and he gets stuck…
The Spy Creatures also come face to face with people, as local children find the Jewel cameras in amongst the Bowerbirds and take them home, and Spy Crocodile comes to the rescue when a little boy gets his model boat stuck in the middle of a pond.
We also reveal some of the crews' filming stories - including a leopard attack while filming wild dogs, as well the thieving arctic wolves!
Spy In The Wild: Meet The Spies will air on BBC One on Friday 3rd February at 8pm.