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Tarka the Otter


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Narrated by Peter Ustinov
HENRY WILLIAMSON 'S novel, published in 1927, has delighted generations of readers across the world and is widely regarded as one of the finest animal stories ever written. This faithful screen adaptation follows the adventures of the mischievous otter, Tarka, from his birth to fatherhood amid the waterways of Devon. But always in the background is the threat of Man and his otter hounds led by Deadlock, Tarka's arch enemy.
Produced and directed by DAVID COBHAM
●FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: David Cobham
Directed By: David Cobham
Tarka: Spade
Whitetip: Osla
Deadlock: Boatman
Master: Peter Bennett
Hibbert: Edward Underdown
Lucy: Brenda Cavendish
Hunt secretary: John Leeson
Dairy farmer: Reg Lye
Farmer: George Waring
Farm labourer: Stanley Lebor
Rabbit catcher: Max Faulkner

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