Monster Croc Hunt
Nat Geo Wild - 9pm
Who's in it?
Think of Jaws, but replace the giant rubber shark with a giant extremely real crocodile. In fact, make the whole thing real, and you've got the scariest wildlife documentary of the month right here.
In a nutshell
Comparisons to Jaws aren't being made flippantly here. All the basic elements are in place: a wild, over-sized predator killing kids and fishermen, a terrorised community, a veteran hunter determined to catch the beast, and an arduous quest against the odds. The croc in question truly is a monster: over six metres in length and literally weighing a ton, it had the deaths of a young girl and other Filipinos laid at its fearsome feet. Luckily, our hero – a crocodile hunter called Ronnie Sumiller – doesn't get spooked too easily.
The programme follows him and his huge team as they track down the creature through murky creeks and woodland, but there's a twist in the tale when locals suggest that the animal he finally nabs ISN'T the one responsible for the killings. Apparently the real villain is even bigger – but is this just a figment of local folklore or is their terror justified?
What's the verdict?
You may have seen crocodile docs before, but nothing like this. A real-life horror story crossed with an exhilarating journey into the wilds of the Far East, it's frankly unmissable stuff for armchair adventurers.