David At­ten­bor­ough’s Go­rilla

Nine, 5.00pm

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From the mo­ment a sil­ver­back called Titus clam­bered onto his back dur­ing the mak­ing of the 1979 se­ries Life on Earth, go­ril­las have been a favourite of Sir David At­ten­bor­ough. In the mak­ing of this spe­cial, he and cam­era­man Gavin Thurston were given un­prece­dented free­dom to jour­ney deep into the heart of go­rilla sanc­tu­ar­ies in the north of the Congo and fol­low and film a fam­ily of the great pri­mates over sev­eral sea­sons. While there is surely no need to con­vince any­one that work must be done to save their dwin­dling pop­u­la­tions, this is a won­der­ful re­minder of how im­por­tant the sur­vival of th­ese spec­tac­u­lar crea­tures is.

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