Big Cat Diary (1996– )

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Come along on an adventure with Jonanthan Scott, Simon Giles, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels ... See full summary »

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Simon King ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (28 episodes, 1996-2009)
Jonathan Scott ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (28 episodes, 1996-2009)
Saba Douglas-Hamilton ...
 Herself - Host / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2009)


Come along on an adventure with Jonanthan Scott, Simon Giles, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they follow many different families and prides of animals, mainly focusing on a few different lion prides, Jaguars, and Cheetah's, stunning males, aggresive yet loving females, and cute cubs too!

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A spectacular triumph.
13 August 2006 | by (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

Big Cat Week/Diary like Big Bear Week is an excellent documentary drama focusing on big cats in Africa. The presenters Simon King, Jonathan Scott and Saba Douglas Hamilton all bring expertise and wit and the ability to interest the viewer effortlessly yet still implying the seriousness of the situations involving the various groups of cats every day survival including lions, cheetahs and leopards. I watched the first season and the second and eagerly await the next edition, although we have to wait almost a year for the next series to begin. So far I have watched the first 3 series and the 4th I expect will begin in mid 2007. As soon as you begin watching it it's as if a spell has been cast which hooks you on and never lets go until the end of the series. No matter how many tragedies or shocks occur in the Big Cat Diary World I never get bored as all the dialogue and action is executed in perfect and addictive flair. If you love animal programmes you will love this show, but even if you're not interested (I wasn't interested in bears but watched Big Bear Week [2006] and was fascinated) partly because Saba Douglas Hamilton was involved. As I was saying even if you're not interested give it a chance and see how you like this show with it's mix of interesting facts, action and drama, which in my opinion is the perfect cocktail for this unique documentary. I love this show not normally being interested in television documentaries, if you liked Big Cat Diary you should also check out Big Bear Week which you will probably enjoy as much or even more. Well done to whoever organised this fascinating series. 10/10 entertainment.

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