Preview – Serengeti

Picture Shows: Kali Warthog attacking lioness. Image Credit: BBC/John Downer Productions/Rod Clark.

This new wildlife documentary mixes narrative storytelling, with narration from John Boyega.

We follow various animals trying to life in the Serengeti, northern Tanzania, where relationships appear to be strained. Among the animals followed are Kali, a lioness who has broken the golden rule of family by having a cub with an outsider; Zailka, a hyena who loser her mother to a lion attack; and Tembo, a teenage elephant who is sidelined when his mother, Nalla, gives birth to a new baby.

This might not be the documentary for those wanting something more serious, but it is more entertaining to watch with youngsters.

Serengeti is on BBC One at 20.00.