Richard talks to different scientists and engineers who have transferred the extraordinary talents of different animals to modern technology, from a state-of-the-art suit for jet pilots to withstand higher G-force, to a water-repelling substance to apply to everyday objects.
This week the show focuses on super-senses that are found within the natural world. Richard witnesses their unique super-senses in action, from elephants communicating via signals to seeing a blindfolded harbour seal track down a mini-submarine using only its whiskers.
Richard is once again on a global search to discover different remarkable creatures that have evolved with unique super-powers. He has to play predator to a tank full of Hagfish prey and fly above the pacific in search of migrating Humpback whales.