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Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape

Episode 6 of 10

Leonora is an orangutan on a pioneering journey back to the wild after spending years in a rescue centre. If she makes it, 600 more orangutans could soon follow her.

Leonora is no ordinary orangutan; she is a pioneer. With her three-year-old son in her arms, she is about to set off on an epic journey back to the wild - the great ape escape. It is a long way from what she is used to. After being orphaned as a baby, she has spent the majority of her life in a rescue centre. She is leaving behind 600 other orangutans, all of whom are relying on her for their chance at freedom. If Leonora can make it, they could too.

44 minutes

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Annie Backhouse
Director Annie Backhouse
Executive Producer Chris Cole
Series Producer Roger Webb
Narrator Juliet Stevenson
Participant Lone Droscher-Nielsen

Broadcasts

  • Fri 4 Oct 2013 21:00
  • Fri 4 Oct 2013 21:30
  • Sat 5 Oct 2013 19:30
  • Wed 16 Oct 2013 09:00
  • Mon 29 Dec 2014 08:00
  • Fri 23 Oct 2015 16:30
  • Wed 25 May 2016 23:00
  • Wed 12 Apr 2017 15:30
  • Thu 18 Jan 2018 16:00
  • Mon 30 Apr 2018 15:30
  • Thu 17 Jan 2019 16:30
  • Thu 30 Jul 2020 16:30
  • Tue 13 Jul 2021 19:00
  • Sat 11 Sep 2021 19:00
  • Fri 25 Mar 2022 14:30

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