BBC Four, Tuesday, July 11, 9pm-10.30pm
Are you convinced your garden is good for native flora and fauna?
Through all four seasons, Chris examines the secret lives of the gardens’ smallest residents, finding male crickets that bribe females with food during sex, colour-changing spiders that help them catch prey, and life-and-death battles in the compost heap.
There is also a different side to more familiar garden residents, showing that a robin’s red breast is actually war paint, and a single litter of foxes can have up to five different fathers.
In Spring, Chris witnesses a boiling ball of frogs in a once-in-a-year mating frenzy.
By the end of the year, with the help of a team from London’s Natural History Museum, as well as top naturalists, Chris reveals the sheer variety of wildlife living in the back gardens of just one street, and how good for wildlife our gardens really are.