Elsa - The Lioness That Changed the World

Series 29 - Episode 10 Elsa - The Lioness That Changed the World



Documentary providing an insight into how Joy Adamson's book Born Free, and the subsequent film adaptation, sparked new interest in nature and conservation in the 1960s. The world was introduced to orphaned lioness Elsa, which Joy and her husband George raised at their Kenyan reserve before releasing into the wild. The programme also details the darker side of the Adamsons' work in Africa, which eventually led to their untimely deaths. Includes contributions from David Attenborough and Born Free star Virginia McKenna.

Cast & Crew

Contributor David Attenborough
Contributor Virginia McKenna
Executive Producer Brian Leith
Producer Clare Brook
Producer Sacha Mirzoeff
Series Editor Tim Martin
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