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Tiger: Spy in the Jungle - Sunday 8pm BBC One

New to BBC One this Sunday was the innovative Tiger: Spy in the Jungle. The first episode attracted 6.3m (24.5%) who watched as the cameras, carried by elephants, captured the lives of four tiger cubs. Captivated audiences awarded the programme a whopping AI (Audience appreciation Index) of 93. This is right up there as joint highest for factual TV alongside the recent "93" that Life in Cold Blood recently achieved.

"Wonderful, words cannot express how thrilling, beautiful and exciting this programme was. More more please." 10/10 - Female 65

"As a person who has a good knowledge of the subject I consider this to be the finest wildlife programme of all time. It was absolutely superb in every way and deserves the highest possible accolade." 10/10 - Male 66

Visit the BBC wesbite to watch some of the videos .
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough Spy in the Jungle is the latest creation of John Downer who has been recording footage over a period of 3 years in the Pench National Park in India… using some ingenious “trunk-cams”, which allowed the team to follow four newborn tiger cubs through adulthood.
The crew used three types of high-definition cameras, designed and built by Geoff Bell and operated by cameraman Michael Richards: A remotely-operated trunk-cam, which could film while the elephants were on the move and could also be set down.

A remotely-operated tusk-cam, which was smaller than the trunk cam and could be carried by the elephants for much longer periods.

Log and rock cams - cameras disguised as logs or rocks - which could be set down either by an elephant or human crew member and were activated by motion sensors.

Bootifull! - Paul Williams

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