The new 6x30’ series will see Chris Packham and step-daughter, and Springwatch regular, Megan McCubbin embark on a Summer roadtrip across the country with one mission in mind - to have amazing wildlife encounters.
During the trip, they will encounter puffins in Pembrokeshire, red kites and sand lizards in Snowdonia, swim with grey seals in Northumberland, and hope for a rare glimpse of orcas in the Western Isles. Across the six episodes, Chris and Megan will explore the stunning natural beauty and wildlife of South West Wales, Snowdonia, the Lake District, Northumberland, the Cairngorms and the Western Isles.
Chris Packham said: “The UK is a remarkable place to find wildlife and it’s only a weekend away! Megs and I have always been up for an adventure, some great wildlife and an ice-cream, so this sometimes hectic, always eclectic and wholly electric trip around our great-green backyard was bound to be a winner. We go, we see, we eat vegan sarnies and we savour the best of the UK’s wild spots and wildlife. Throw in some punk rock, vintage summer wear and the binoculars and you’ve got a road trip with a recipe for success!”.
Megan McCubbin said: “I am so excited to share this series with viewers – it’s a ‘wild summer’ with a difference! With wildlife at its heart, Chris and I travel the length of the UK exploring its natural and cultural wonders and discuss important topics that make us who we are. Everything from modern families, neurodiversity and the health of our environment”.
Rosemary Edwards, Executive Producer, BBC Studios Natural History Unit said: “Both Chris and Megan are passionate about the Natural World but they rarely get an opportunity to see our Great British wildlife together away from their presenting commitments. So this trip was a special journey and the whole team loved seeing them ‘off duty’ and celebrating the wealth of flora and fauna we have within the British Isles”.
The series begins on Sunday 29 August at 8:30pm on BBC Two.