With Nigel Marven
Tigress Productions Bristol
Series Producer/Director Andrew Graham-Brown
Producer: Bill Markham
Photography: Robin Cox and Steve Cassidy
Editor: Natasha Martin
Executive Producer: Andrew Jackson
For Channel Five and IMG Media Group, Jaguar Adventure is a series that follows Nigel Marven to the Pantanal, the world's biggest wetland and home to the planet's largest population of jaguars. Can Nigel realise his childhood dream of coming eyeball to eyeball with a jaguar in the wild?
Serena Davies, Daily Telegraph
Luckily, we didn't have to find out the answer to that one: Marven couldn't find the jaguar in episode one. But he did find a false water cobra, which he got hold of and flung about a bit until the sensible creature sank its jaws into his hand until the blood gushed out in great red streams. "This is painful, the snake must be slightly venomous," Marven observed jovially.
It all made for highly amusing, snappy television, although why Five's cameramen haven't simply invested in a couple of zoom lenses like everyone else working in wildlife television and thus spared all these poor critters a Marven mauling is anyone's guess.