Survival Special: Web of the Spider Monkey


A programme in the wildlife series that looks at the spider monkeys of the Amazon rainforest.  Using specially-constructed filming towers, the documentary reveals the workings of their matriarchal society and their contribution to the forest's renewal, a way of life that is threatened by deforestation and hunting.

Transmission history

First broadcast on ITV on 21st December 1998 between 4:40 and 5:40 p.m.

Repeat broadcast on ITV2 on 3rd December 2001 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Second repeat broadcast on ITV on 25th August 2002 between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes


Narrated by Joss Ackland

Music by Anthony Phillips and Joji Hirota

Filmed, written and produced by Nick Gordon

Music Details

One piece of music written and recorded for this programme was released on Wildlife

A further piece of music written and recorded for it was first released on Survival: The Music of Nature - this track is now included on the Expanded 2 CD re-issue of Wildlife



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