Canada: A Year In The Wild
The new series of A Year In The Wild starts Thursday October 4th on Channel 5 at 8pm.
Canada is the second largest country on Earth, and the quintessential wilderness. Vast, dangerous and magnificent; it’s a land of towering mountains, endless forests, untamed rivers, enchanting lakes, and an awe-inspiring frozen north.
To survive a wild Canadian year here animals have to be tough, and Canada has some of the toughest. Industrious beavers have mastered control of its myriad waterways, whilst moose – the word’s largest deer – eke an existence in dark, forbidding forests where very few other animals survive.
From polar bears, the largest predators to walk on land, to tiny frogs that can survive all winter frozen solid – every animal here has a remarkable story to tell.
Both epic in scale and intimate in detail: CANADA – A YEAR IN THE WILD charts the trials and tribulations of Canadian wildlife as the Earth completes its annual journey around the sun. Every season brings new challenges and animals must battle each other, and the elements, just to stay alive.
Tigress are making a segment about sleepovers for an upcoming terrestrial TV show. We are on the look out for parents or guardians who are going to be hosting a sleepover for a group of boys.
The film will be a light-hearted and fun look at the parent’s top tips for preparing and surviving a sleepover with a group of boys. We would also feature some of the things the boys get up to during the sleepover.
If you are interested, or want to know more, email email@example.com with the word SLEEPOVER in the subject line or you can call 0117 933 5600 and ask for the Sleepover team.
Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist nominated for Jackson Hole Science Media Award
Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting awards news. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist has been shortlisted in the Being Human category at the 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.
The series weaves together three story strands. The first is the story of Dian’s life and work – her childhood, her first trip to Africa and her arrival in Rwanda where she set up the Karisoke Research Centre to study Mountain Gorillas.
The second strand tells the story of Dian’s murder in Rwanda and the trial of her American co-worker Wayne McGuire, who was found guilty of her murder. Wayne fled Rwanda before the trial began but was convicted in absentia. He has always maintained his innocence.
Finally, we tell the story of Dian’s legacy through the Pablo troop of gorillas, the offspring of gorillas who Dian knew and studied, and that survived the very worst years of poaching and habitat loss due in large part to Dian’s efforts.
The award winners will be announced during SMASH18 – The Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub, in Boston, September 25-27.
The Great British Germ Hunt Sunday 8th July, 7pm, Channel 4
Kate Quilton explores the invisible world of bacteria all around us, discovering the germs that live on us and in us and finding out why they’re crucial for our health. In a scientific first, volunteers at a music festival are tested to see whether a weekend of partying improves their bacterial diversity. A nationwide germ swabathon reveals the incredible bacterial species living on everything from supermarket trolleys to door handles all across the country. And two ordinary British homes are put under the microscope to reveal the good, the bad and the ugly germs that we live with.
Chris Packham: In Search of the Lost Girl Sunday 28th January, 9pm, BBC Two
In 1998, wildlife enthusiast and photographer Chris Packham had a remarkable encounter with the Orang Rimba, a tribe of hunter gatherers in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was the first time he had ever seen people living in perfect harmony with their environment. One photograph in particular that Chris took, a picture of a young tribal girl, has since become immensely important to him as a barometer of how we are treating our planet. In this real-life detective story, with no clues as to her identity or whereabouts other than his original photograph, Chris sets off to Sumatra 20 years on to try to find her; the girl in the picture.