Friday's TV pick: Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie

Published Friday, Apr 4 2014, 12:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Actor Martin Clunes is going on a journey to Africa in Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie tonight, and we're looking forward to lots of cute lion cubs on our TV screens!

The Kora National Reserve in Kenya was the setting for the famous film Born Free, but when legendary conservationist George Adamson was killed by Somali bandits in 1989, the camp was left untended.

Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie, ITV, Fri 4 Apr


Now Tony Fitzjohn, a good friend of George's and Martin's too, has rebuilt the original camp and Martin is off there to meet up with him, and the first lion cub to be brought there in 25 years.

Mugie, the orphaned cub, was found when he was three weeks old, washed up on a river bank after a flash flood. Tony has agreed to take him and release him into the wilderness at Kora, and Martin is with him every step of the way.

Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie, ITV, 9pm

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