10 x 1 hour
The sixth series of the hugely popular WILD AT HEART filmed against the dramatic backdrop of South Africa returns for the New Year on ITV1. With ten new episodes, the much loved characters and exciting wildlife face many adventures at Leopard’s Den.
In a series where the animals and stunning landscape share the screen with the colourful cast headed by Stephen Tompkinson, it is a family drama that delivers on all levels. Tompkinsonplays Danny Trevanion, a British vet who emigrated with his family to set up a veterinary hospital and game reserve in the South African bush.
A surprise location to start the series sees Danny back in London, on honeymoon with his new wife fellow vet Alice (Dawn Steele). Danny certainly misses the call of the wild, but Alice realises just how much she and her young daughter Charlotte have missed Britain, which is a problem that can only grow as the series unfolds.
After their honeymoon is cut short, Robert, Danny’s estranged father (Warren Clarke), travels back with them to Leopard’s Den and meets the extended family who reside there including: gruff business partner Du Plessis (Deon Stewardson) and his very dear wife Caroline (Hayley Mills), her rebellious teenage grand-daughter Olivia (Olivia Scott-Taylor) and her secret boyfriend Thabo (Atandwa Kani) – and the family’s tame cheetah Jana.
Danny’s aim to improve animal welfare in Africa inspires the government to appoint him as State Vet, which sees him taking on the overall responsibility for all the animals in the district, and immediately brings him into conflicts with humans. Life hardly ever runs smoothly for humans or wildlife and this series sees: animal poaching, a lion breeding programme, orphaned baby rhinos, smuggled wildlife, and the local township being moved on by a mining company – which in turn could jeopardise Leopard’s Den….
Filmed on location at Glen Afric on the borders of Gauteng Province and North West Province, the cast and production team settle in alongside their co-stars: the unpredictable wildlife and glorious scenery.
Wild At Heart - Series 2
Wild At Heart - Series 3
Wild At Heart - Series 4
Wild At Heart - Series 1
Wild At Heart - Series 5
Wild At Heart - Series 7
Wild At Heart - Series 8
Company Pictures for ITV1, UK
Stephen Tomkinson, Dawn Stelle, Warren Clarke (ep1), Deon Stewardson, Hayley Mills, Olivia Scott-taylor, Atandwa Kani
include Ashley Phaorah, Jack Williams, Chris Murray
Charlie Pattinson, George Faber, John Griffin, Ashely Pharoah ; Series Producer - Charlie Hampton; Co Exec Stephen Tomkinson
Paul Harrison, Ian Barnes, Barry Berk, Maurice Phillips
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