Survival Special: Tiwai - Island of the Apes

Synopsis 

On a remote river in West Africa, the tiny island of Tiwai, which is virtually all that remains of the once vast Upper Guinea forest, has the highest density of primates in the world.  There are more than 2,000 primates from 11 species on this isolated island.  How and why it has survived is a fascinating story.

Transmission history

First broadcast on 16th August 1991 between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. on ITV

Repeated on 8th April 1995 on Channel 4 as a programme in the Keepers of the Kingdom series

Repeated on 2nd August 1996 on Channel 4 as a programme in the Keepers of the Kingdom series

Repeated on 15th November 1998 on Channel 5 as a programme in the Paradise in Peril series

Duration: 60 minutes

Credits

Narrated by Ian Holm

Repeat version narrated by Andrew Sachs

Music by Anthony Phillips

Filmed by Nick Gordon

Written and produced by Caroline Brett

Music Details

A selection of some of the music from this programme was released on The Sky Road

A further piece of music written and recorded for it (Waterfalls) is included on the Expanded 2 CD re-issue of Wildlife

 

Other Programme Information

As well as the new narration by Andrew Sachs, the repeat version of the programme included a short extra section not included in the original broadcast.

 


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