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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): In Pursuit of the Boar  (1982)

The last wild boar in Britain was killed three centuies ago.  More ferocious than the big cats yet secretive and seldome seen, wild pigs still haunt the forests of France - woodlands that are a legacy, not only of huntsmen and landowners but of craftsmen - barrel-makers and charcoal-burners - who replanted the trees.

These intelligent yet enigmatic creatures, left over from a mediaeval world, exploit the rich pageant of the forest - making pigs of themselves under its cover, often at the expense of tiny farms hidden amongst the trees.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC Natural History Unit

Film credits

Director: Jack Bellamy
Film Editor: Liz Thoyts
Music: Sidney Sager
Narrator: Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland
Photography: Jack Bellamy
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC Natural History Unit
Research: Pauline Bellamy
Series Editor: Peter Jones
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Sound: Alistair Crocker
Sound: David Old