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Tarka the Otter

Tarka the Otter

Peter Bennett
Director: David Cobham Cast: Peter Bennett
Peter Bennett
, Edward Underdown
Edward Underdown
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
David Cobham


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With a screenplay by naturalist Gerald Durrell, this British film follows the poignant tale of a loving otter, who gives birth to a son named Tarka, only to find him in danger of death at the fangs of a pack of hounds. Killed in the act of protecting him, Tarka's mother leaves his side early in his young life, leaving him to embark on an incredible journey for survival on his own.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
UPC: 0018619773673
Original Release: 1979
Source: Wham! Usa
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 61,834

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Bennett Actor
Edward Underdown Actor
Peter Ustinov Narrator
Brenda Canendish Actor
John Leeson Actor
Max Faulkner Actor

Technical Credits
David Cobham Director,Screenwriter
Terry Channell Cinematographer
Charles Davies Editor
Gerald Durrell Screenwriter
David Fanshawe Score Composer
John McCallum Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tarka the Otter
1. Tanka the Otter [6:39]
2. Deadlock the Dog [5:54]
3. Food After Play [11:12]
4. Otter's Food [12:31]
5. The Otter's Love Triangle [6:11]
6. The Farmyard [6:23]
7. Frogs [7:56]
8. The Farmyard [7:20]
9. A Grand Social [8:16]
10. Tanka In Hiding [5:47]
11. The Big Chase [5:41]
12. Death [3:30]

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