It is hard to think of a way for nature documentaries to follow up on the success of Planet Earth II. The BBC’s latest effort appears to go for a more fun angle.
The main gimmick in David Tennant-narrated Spy in the Wild is the use of hidden cameras. Namely, the cameras are designed to look like the animals they are watching, with the camera lenses in the eyes, allowing us to get up closer to the creatures.
One of the main features therefore is seeing how the animals react to the fakes. Some attack the cameras, some try to mate with them, and some mourn for them thinking they are dead animals.
Spy in the Wild is on BBC One at 20.00.