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THE MOST internationally-acclaimed thing to come out of Norwich since the A11. Numerous forms of wildlife give birth, eat, sleep, fornicate and die on camera, usually in close-up, slow motion or preferably both. The likes of BRIAN BLESSED, DAVID NIVEN, ANDREW SACHS and ROBERT HARDY do running commentaries. Kept Anglia in business when NICHOLAS PARSONS quit. Just about still alive, unlike the majority of its subjects.



  1. Richardpd

    August 27, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    I remember Channel 4 digging out a few editions of these at Easter 1992 to fill the daytime schedules.

    Anglia formed their own subsidiary company to market the programme around the world, called predicability Survival Anglia.

  2. George White

    January 27, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    Some eps were shown on CBS and NBC, as specials.

    Survival – Gentle Giants of the Pacific (1977, Anglia)
    Survival – Mysterious Castles of Clay (1978 – Anglia)

    Survival – The Forbidden Desert of the Danakal (1973 – Anglia)
    Survival – Mysteries of the Rock-Dwelling Predators (1987 – Anglia)

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