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Wild Shetland - Scotland's Viking Frontier

Ewan McGregor narrates a captivating portrait of wild Shetland and traces the course of a breeding season as the animals on these remote islands battle for survival.

Ewan McGregor narrates a captivating portrait of wild Shetland - the remote islands at the northerly limits of Britain - and traces the course of a breeding season from the depths of winter to high summer as the animals on the islands battle for survival. In never-before-seen footage, an orca pod hunts seals along the rocky coasts while a mother otter struggles to protect her twin cubs from marauding male otters and spring storms. We also meet some comical puffins, spectacular diving gannets and mysterious storm petrels nesting in an ancient Pictish tower. The programme also features stunning scenes of human life, from crofting and boat building to the jaw-dropping Up Helly Aa fire festival with its Viking hordes.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Apr 2020 20:00

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

  • 00:06

    Thomas Ferry

    Imagination

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Ewan McGregor
Producer Jackie Savery
Executive Producer Nigel Pope
Editor Peter Barden
Composer Fraser Purdie
Production Manager Jackie Dorman

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