Elsa: The Lioness that changed the World

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Natural World, 2010-2011 Episode 10 of 14

Duration: 1 hour

In the 1960s, Born Free captured the world's imagination with the story of Elsa, an orphaned lioness who was taken in by George and Joy Adamson and returned to a life in the wild. The book and film sparked a new love of nature that has blossomed ever since, but the true story of what happened afterwards was far more tragic as both George and Joy were murdered.

Fifty years on, this emotional and revealing drama documentary re-lives those events - with intimate contributions from Virginia McKenna and David Attenborough.

Credits

Series Editor
Tim Martin
Series Editor
Tim Martin
Executive Producer
Brian Leith
Executive Producer
Brian Leith
Producer
Sacha Mirzoeff
Producer
Sacha Mirzoeff
Participant
David Attenborough
Participant
David Attenborough
Participant
Virginia McKenna
Participant
Virginia McKenna

Broadcasts

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