Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The Secret Life of Elephants


Starting tonight at 9pm on BBC1, The Secret Life of Elephants follows the ins and outs of life and indeed death in the Kenyan Samburu reserve. Followed closely by four kenyans including Iain and Saba Dougla-Hamilton, newborn Breeze will face the most vulnerable time of her life whilst three tonne Anastasia will try her hardest to avoid acquiring a new piece of jewellery.

This three part series promises to be fascinating, emotional and dramatic, not least if Saba Douglas-Hamilton's blog is anything to go by! Elephants are thought to hold many emotions to which we can relate, including love, lust, jealousy, fear and anger, all of which will play a part in tonight's programme.

The Secret Life of Elephants hopes to open the world's eyes to the amazing work of the Save The Elephants research team.

The Secret Life of Elephants will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm on the 14th, 21st and 28th of January, and was produced by Holly Spearing (series producer: Nigel Pope). Episodes will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer for one week following broadcast.
You can also pre-order your DVD of The Secret Life of Elephants at the BBCShop online.

2 comments:

Florence said...

Sickeningly Channel 4 are showing Could you eat an elephant? immediately after this programme tonight.

Can you believe, with messages of conservation and the importance of respect for these species that UK chefs would be doing this?

I'm disgusted!

Samantha Dixon said...

Thanks for your comment Florence.

Could you eat an elephant? is indeed showing tonight at 10pm.
You may be comforted to know that you are not alone in your disgust as you may see if you visit the link above. Many complaints have been sent to Channel 4 it seems.

Bizarrely however, despite the obvious bias of the comments on this page regarding the programme (which are moderated and chosen for display by C4), there has been no official response.

 
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