Canada: A Year In The Wild review

Review by Christopher Stevens for Mail Online website on Friday 5th October 2018:

Canada: A Year In The Wild

Rating ★★★★☆

Canada: A Year In The Wild (C5) was the perfect prescription. Its sumptuous wildlife photography looked glorious on a big-screen telly, and the mesmerising voice of Poirot star David Suchet floated over it all.

We watched foxes hunting for voles in the snow, bighorn sheep wrestling for mating rights, and bald-headed eagles plunging into icy water to seize trout.

The untouched wilderness, in this vast and sparsely populated country, was spectacular. Canada, the honeyed tones of Mr Suchet informed us, has more lakes than the rest of the world combined, and hundreds of mountains higher than Ben Nevis.

Flying squirrels can glide 300 yards in a single leap. Beaver dams have a single entrance underwater, to keep out predators. Gradually, as he poured down these facts in a torrent of silver, my tensions drifted away. Any aches were numbed, anxieties were quelled. This was a massage for the soul.

Read the full review here


Winner: Popular Broadcast Award

John Bishop's Gorilla Adventure - Wildscreen Panda Awards

2016 West of England RTS Awards – Best Daytime and Early Peak

Operation Meet the Street

Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast

Panda Award : Wildscreen

Awards List

  • International Wildlife Film Festival: Honorable Mentions for Historical Perspectives and Technological Advancement
    Birds of Paradise
  • Best Human-Wildlife Interaction Award : International Wildlife Film Festival
    Black Mamba White Witch
  • Wildlife & Natural History Programs Award : 30th Banff World Television Awards
    Titus: The Gorilla King
  • Best Animal Behaviour Programme Award : Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
    Titus: The Gorilla King
  • Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Series :Canadian Gemini Awards
    Austin Stevens Adventures
  • Best Daytime/Factual Entertainment Award : RTS West of England awards
  • Special Jury Prize : RTS West of England awards
    Everest: Beyond the Limit Season 2