19 August 2015

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings (BBC Natural World)

'Astonishing and somewhat traumatic'. Ali Catterall, The Guardian (Wednesday's Best TV, 19th August 2015)

William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World, Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings, airs for the first time on BBC2 at 9 pm on Wednesday 19th August, 2015.

In this follow up to Africa's Giant Killers, (winner, Best Natural History Programme, RTS Awards 2014), a pride of lions has rewritten the rule book, by learning how to take down elephants. As the large majority of elephants leave, a series of dramatic events take place. The males of the pride turn against each other, a mother places her new born cubs in mortal danger, the pride is challenged by a rival group and, when lightning strikes, fires break out. As things settle, the pride is left with only one choice for survival: to face their old foe, the elephants, or risk dying of starvation. What will be the outcome of this final showdown?

For more details including credits and to view clips, please see HERE.

Reviews, 20th August 2015
The Independent - 'A beautifully shot but brutal look at the circle of life.' Sally Newall
The Telegraph - 'This Gruelling documentary was a roaring success.' Michael Hogan
The Arts Desk - 'Dramatic music by William Goodchild underlined this narrative...' Marina Vaizey

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