Episode 3

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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 59 minutes

For the first time in 50 years, wildlife filmmakers and scientists venture deep into the impenetrable jungles of Burma. Their aim is to discover if these jungles are still home to animals that are disappearing from the rest of the world.

For the last leg of their journey, the team search for the most iconic animal of them all, the tiger. To find it, they must split up. Wildlife camerawoman Justine Evans and the science team head to the tangled jungles of northern Burma, one of the largest swathes of unbroken forest in Southeast Asia. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan heads to the only other place in Burma where tigers may still exist, the far south. The forests of Karen State were once home to a thriving population of tigers, but this region has been isolated by war for over 60 years and little is known about the fate of the animals.

The team must overcome intense physical hardship and tough field conditions to find the evidence they need to help preserve this unique and largely untouched wilderness. What they discover could change the future of Burma's forests forever.

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Executive Producer
Tim Scoones
Series Producer
Susanna Handslip
Gordon Buchanan
Justine Evans
Ross Piper
Darrin Lunde
Nicole Edmison
Kristofer Helgen


Filming the elephants

Climbing expert Tim Fogg

"Filming wild elephants through bamboo forest was always going to be potentially fraught"

Recording the audio

Mark Roberts promo

Recordist Mark Roberts describes capturing the sound of the jungle.

Composing the soundtrack

Composing the soundtrack

Composer Jonathan Gunton writes about creating the music for Wild Burma.

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