Primates is a 'fascinating, fresh-air documentary to watch in lockdown'

The uakari has a disgruntled, crimson face and bleach blond hair – though its coat is far thicker than the wispy comb-over still desperately clinging to the president's scalp.  It’s one of the many creatures we meet in Primates (BBC1), which serves as a reminder of just how similar humans are to our closest furry relatives. Made by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Primates was shot over two years in locations around the world, from the canyons of north-east Brazil to the volcanic slopes of Virunga in central Africa. One group of monkeys can be seen doing DIY, their faces a picture of grim determination as they make hunting tools out of wood.