Cat Watch 2014

October 20, 2014 • 10:34 am

by Greg Mayer

The BBC has been running a new series Cat Watch 2014, which started on October 7. There are three episodes, all of which have had their first run, but there are still re-broadcasts and the full episodes are available online in the UK. They are not, unfortunately, available in the US, so readers will need to check their local availability. There are a series of video clips from the series, each a minute or two long, that should be viewable from any location. Much of the film uses “cat cams“, miniature spy cameras attached to the cats, which have been used successfully before in cat studies and a previous BBC program (which we also noted here at WEIT).

Cat watch 2014

Although the clips have embed codes, I can’t get them to work. However, if you click here, you will be taken directly to a full screen view of a clip from the “Cat Talk” episode– meowing (or miaowing, if you prefer). Speaking of talking, I couldn’t exactly place the presenter’s accent– does anyone recognize it? (She sounds like Emma Thompson to me.)


22 thoughts on “Cat Watch 2014

  1. I like the meow of the black and white cat that appeared at the window. He sounds flat like a goat. Very cute. πŸ™‚

    I love the nattering that cats make when they see some prey they want to go after but it’s a bit out of reach. Our cat likes to scan the ceiling for crane flies, mosquitoes, spiders and such delights.

      1. It’s a bit softer than the good old Norn Oirish for sure.

        I have a very good friend who sounds a lot like Ian Paisley, and has certain views about the Pope that fall into the same ballpark.

        Liz Bonnin has a bit more of the lilt about her!

  2. Episodes are available on Just search for ‘cat watch’ and at least episodes one and three will appear. Horizon episodes are generally available on youtube, sometimes several weeks after they air on the BBC but often within a week or two.

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