Channel 5 has been championing Yorkshire for a long time with great shows such as All Creatures Great and Small, Our Yorkshire Farm, The Yorkshire Vet and even more. And, now they’re back with Secret Life of the Forest.
This is the second series of the Secret Life of the Forest. The first aired in 2020 and was set in Kielder in Northumberland. The second series is filmed at Dalby, Cropton and Langdale forests in Yorkshire, which are all Forest England sites in the North York Moors National Park.
Hidden cameras capture the incredible wildlife living in England’s forests. Filming for the new series took place in the summer of 2022 and will feature eight episodes narrated by actor Robert Lindsay.
The first episode of Secret Life of the Forest will air tonight on Channel 5 at 8pm and will be available on My5 if you miss it. Episodes will air every Wednesday after the first.
In the first episode, migratory birds return after the winter and a beaver family’s effects on the forest.
In the second series, we’ll see Dalby Forest which is an ancient hunting forest purchased by the nation in 1921 and now a stargazing reserve, whilst Cropton and Langdale are small forests.
Forestry England’s Yorkshire district management director Gareth Parry said: “Secret Life of the Forest will show that Dalby and our surrounding forests are full
of life – and no longer a secret! We’re delighted to tell our story to wider audiences, deepening the public’s understanding of the work we do and supporting the regional visitor economy.
“This series has only been possible through hard work and participation by our staff and volunteers. They built a collaborative relationship with the ITN Productions team to ensure they worked safely and seamlessly alongside our busy forest operations, giving an immersive viewing experience in the programmes.”