Filmed over a period of two years, and co-scripted by famous naturalist Gerald Durrell (My Family and other Animals), Tarka the Otter follows the life of a young Otter as he struggles to survive following the death of his mother, meets Whitetip, a young female otter, and comes face-to-face with the fearsome Deadlock – the otter-hound that killed his mother. Set in the 1920s – a time when otter-hunting was still legal – and based on the novel by Henry Williamson, the story of Tarka the Otter has enthralled children the world over.
Image gallery, Episode of Clapperboard on the making of Tarka , Archive interviews with the director
Release Date: 17 July 2006
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Running Time: 87 minutes
Main Language: English