Wild at Heart is a British television drama series created by Ashley Pharoah about a Bristol-based vet and his family relocating to start a game park in South Africa.
The series premiered in the UK on ITV on 29 January, 2006. Season 4 will air in the UK in 2009. A spin-off series, entitled Life is Wild, premiered in the USA on 7 October, 2007.
The first season of Wild at Heart aired in South Africa on DStv's Hallmark channel from 7 April to 12 May, 2006, on Fridays at 20h00. There are six hour-long episodes in the first season.
Season 1 Synopsis
Wild at Heart is the story of an English family who move to the South African bush to set up and run a game reserve – and sort out the problems within the family itself.
When the six part series begins, Danny Trevanion (a widower and vet in his early 40's) is living in England with his 18-year-old daughter Rosie, Sarah (his wife of six months) and Sarah's two children from her previous marriage, eight-year-old Olivia and 13-year-old Evan.
Family tensions are running high... but when Danny brings home a monkey whose life he saved after it was smuggled illegally into the country, Sarah decides that the family should travel together to Africa to return the monkey to its natural habitat.
Their world changes forever as they adjust to life in a very different land.