"Wildlife Specials"   1999   UK Tiger: The Elusive Princess
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Director:Chip Houseman
Studio:BBC Wildlife
IMDb Rating:8.8 (28 votes)
Duration:49 min
Chip Houseman  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
David Attenborough  ...  Narrator
Jill Garrett  ...  Editor
Nicholas Hooper  ...  Composer
Summary: Hugh Miles & Chip Houseman won the BAFTA for best factual photography in 2000 for this programme.

Dangerous, powerful, but above all breath-takingly beautiful, tigers have for centuries sparked awe and admiration. Yet, it is their very uniqueness which has made them a prized object for hunters. This film could be the last complete portrait of tigers in the wild as there is a real chance they could be extinct within the next decade. Their elusive lifestyle has made filming difficult, but after 25 years of the Project Tiger scheme operating in India's Madhya Pradesh, these big cats have become more trusting. An award-winning team of producers and cameramen have teamed up to follow the lives of several tigers by day and, by using low-light cameras, at night. The result shows the majesty of these fascinating animals and the importance of saving them from extinction.

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