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Banded Brothers - Episode 1


Wildlife series following the lives of the meerkat's bigger, more streetwise cousin, the banded mongoose. The 'banded brothers' family of mongooses own the best territory in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park, but other mongoose mobs want a piece of the action. To keep hold of their patch, the bandeds need to be a big, strong group, and a regular supply of new recruits is maintained by the breeding females. A new litter from three of the older females has been born and they make their first foray above ground. But not all is right in the banded mongoose's world. The oldest female, Diva, is still pregnant. It's an unusual situation, and when Diva's pups are born they will face an uphill struggle to survive. To add to the problems, the new pups need babysitting at the den. Other mongoose mobs such as the banded mongoose's arch enemies the striped mongoose are taking advantage and muscling in on the banded's prize territory.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-02-21 17:00:00 - 2010-02-21 18:00:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2010-02-21 19:00:00 - 2010-02-21 20:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-05-02 03:20:00 - 2010-05-02 04:20:00 on BBC One South East, BBC One South West, BBC One Wales, BBC One West, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One South, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One London, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Cambridge,

Credits

  • Executive Producer Wendy Darke
  • Camera Operator Mark MacEwen
  • Producer Colin Jackson
  • Camera Operator Ralph Bower
  • Camera Operator John Waters
  • Camera Operator Luke Barnett
  • Camera Assistant Helen Johnson
  • Consultant Dr Michael Cant
  • Narrator Dexter Fletcher
  • Production Manager Janelle Backes
  • Production Manager Anna McGill
  • Assistant Producer Louise Emerson
  • Composer Will Slater
  • Executive Producer Wendy Darke
  • Camera Operator Mark MacEwen
  • Producer Colin Jackson
  • Camera Operator Ralph Bower
  • Camera Operator John Waters
  • Camera Operator Luke Barnett
  • Camera Assistant Helen Johnson
  • Consultant Dr Michael Cant
  • Narrator Dexter Fletcher
  • Production Manager Janelle Backes
  • Production Manager Anna McGill
  • Assistant Producer Louise Emerson
  • Composer Will Slater
  • Executive Producer Wendy Darke
  • Camera Operator Mark MacEwen
  • Producer Colin Jackson
  • Camera Operator Ralph Bower
  • Camera Operator John Waters
  • Camera Operator Luke Barnett
  • Camera Assistant Helen Johnson
  • Consultant Dr Michael Cant
  • Narrator Dexter Fletcher
  • Production Manager Janelle Backes
  • Production Manager Anna McGill
  • Assistant Producer Louise Emerson
  • Composer Will Slater