Panda Babies – ITV and BBC Worldwide

1 x 60 minutes –  ITV and BBC Worldwide

Filmed, Produced / Directed and Written for ITN Productions

ITV presented by Steve Leonard | BBC presenter-less narrated by myself (Above video)

“It was a truly powerful bit of TV, part of the story of life itself.” –Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/630700/TV-review-Panda-Babies-Worlds-Strongest-Man

First broadcast on ITV at primetime on New Years Eve 2015 

Hands up if you like giant pandas

Hands up if you like giant pandas.

Giant panda babies are one of the most iconic and recognisable animal infants in the world. With fewer than 2000 left in the wild the race is on to build their numbers up and three very different panda centres in China are doing just that. Panda Babies goes behind the scenes to reveal the remarkable secrets behind their success and follows individual panda characters from birth through the first year of their life. Using a variety of filming techniques to show pandas like we’ve never seen them before, this is a unique insight into the enchanting world of one of natures cutest animal babies.

All smiles for the camera

All smiles for the camera!

The programme was very well received by the press and viewers alike:

“ITV nearly shut down the Internet after viewers react to ‘adorable’ and ‘cute’ baby pandas. Don’t take our word for it, read these former NYE party goers…..” Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/itv-viewers-cancel-new-years-7100750

“It was a truly powerful bit of TV, part of the story of life itself.”Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/630700/TV-review-Panda-Babies-Worlds-Strongest-Man

The Sun: Feature – http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/6795325/Secret-life-of-giant-pandas-revealed-in-show-that-features-rare-moment-a-cub-is-born.html

Daily Mail: Feature – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3371950/British-vet-goes-scenes-Chinese-giant-panda-breeding-reserve.html

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