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  • INSECTS FROM HELL

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Gain a new perspective on the scary world of the scuttling, venom-filled creatures that inhabit our nightmares.

Jake Willers is the man who will take you closer to these creepy crawlies than you would normally dare go. He’ll show you an unparalleled view of the workings of this micro-world but also give you an incredible insight into just what makes these creatures so fascinating and vital to our existence. He’ll dispel some of the legends that surround these mythical creatures, and replace them with mind-blowing facts and information that will turn your fear into awe, as you realise the true nature of these tiny beasts.

Jake looks at the armoured beetles and bugs, with jaws and syringe-like mouthparts that eat their way through dung, dead wood and even each other, filling an essential recycling role in the world we live in.

He’ll show you just how misunderstood the spider is; the wonder of their webs and constructions, and how with spiders, size matters. And when you’re talking venom, it’s usually the small ones you should fear!

He’ll dispel some of the myths associated with scorpions and their marine cousins, by diving right into their worlds, revealing some unexpected facts hidden deep within. Jake shows us some real alien invasions and the devastating consequences they can have, as well as one of the most successful insect invaders of all. He bares his flesh to parasites and investigates the amazing healing powers of insect larvae. He’ll look at the way insects are being used in both modern day and traditional medicine, as well as taking an intimate look at one of the biggest killers in the world!

Jake Willers is an animated and infectious personality, with a fearless attitude to the creatures he handles. He’s your own personal guide as he individually draws you into this captivating series, filmed across Africa and Europe, delving deep into our fears and fascinations - both in the wild and in our homes. He’ll take you on an enthralling journey to meet some real Insects From Hell.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Insects From Hell: Battlefield
    Jake Willers explores the ruthless and violent world of arthropods, and examines the lessons man has learned from their unique battlefield - where they have had 500 million years to perfect their attack and defence tactics.
  • Insects From Hell: Bugs Rule!
    Jake Willers explores the ruthless and violent world of arthropods, and examines the lessons man has learned from their unique battlefield - where they have had 500 million years to perfect their attack and defence tactics.
  • Insects From Hell: CSI
    Forensic entomology is at least 150 years old but has only recently become widely accepted in fighting crime. Jake Willers investigates its vital role and examines how our knowledge of insects can help track down murderers.
  • Insects From Hell: A Bug A Day
    Jake Willers examines the commercial importance of insects and other arthropods. Starting with the obvious - food - he goes on to look at other products vital to the world's lifestyles and economies.
  • Insects From Hell: Venom
    Insect lover Jake Willers embarks on a mission to meet 12 of the deadliest arthropod species in the world, including the Brazilian wandering spider and the death stalker scorpion.
  • Insects From Hell: X-Periment
    Jake Willers explores the more scientific side of arthropod research and discovers that it offers innovative ideas for engineering and flight. Micro vehicles are now being designed based on these principles.
  • Insects From Hell: Jungle
    As many as half of the Earth's life-forms live in the jungle and most of them are insects. Jake Willers sets out to explore and examine the vast diversity of arthropod species existing amongst the undergrowth and in the trees.
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