Wild at Heart
- 8 Seasons
Wild at Heart is a British drama telling the story of the family of a veterinarian moving from a regular life in Bristol, England to a struggling game reserve in South Africa. The series ran for seven full season's and finished with a one-off special two hour episode designed to tie up all the loose ends of the season. Wild at Heart starred English actor Stephen Tompkinson as vet Danny Trevanion and became famous for filming with wild animals that are native to South Africa. Initially broadcast on the British network ITV1 an American version of the show entitled Life is Wild ran for a pilot episode and a single full season; Wild at Heart ran from 2006 and ended with a Christmas special broadcast in ITV1 in 2012. Wild at Heart opened with the Trevanion family living and working in the city of Bristol, England; a monkey native to South Africa arrives at the veterinary surgery of Danny Trevanion and is rehabilitated in Bristol. Reaching full health the monkey is returned to South Africa by the family who all decide to holiday in South Africa as the monkey is freed to the wild. Danny takes the monkey to Leapord's Den, a game reserve run by a South African native known as Dup; Danny and his family agree to stay in South Africa and help run the game reserve and care for the animals of the region. The seven seasons and the finale special revolve around the various troubles and high points in the life of the Trevanion family and the workers of Leapord's Den. Included in the problems faced by the family are the death of Danny's wife, Sarah during season three and the loss of Leapord's Den because of financial problems. The children of the fictional family are also depicted growing up and facing personal problems.