Long-running Network TEN series Totally Wild will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Saturday morning.
The Brisbane-made series hit screens on July 12 1992, including with Ranger Stacey Thomson, who has been with the show across its duration.
“Totally Wild has played a part in many people’s lives over the past 25 years. It has been a huge part of my working life, a program I’m extremely proud of. We’ve travelled far and wide to film thousands of stories that not only educate our audience, but there’s always heaps of fun along the way. This is one birthday worth celebrating!” she said.
TEN Head of Children’s Programming, Cherrie Bottger, said: “We believe Totally Wild delivers a unique experience to young Australian audiences. Without the incredibly talented team who have appeared on camera, and those that have worked behind the scenes over the past 25 years, this would never have happened.”
Over the past 25 years, Totally Wild has delighted children of all ages with enchanting and exciting adventures, cementing its place as one of the longest-running children’s television series in Australia. From ploughing through the ice caps of Antarctica to discovering the Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Totally Wild showcases the best of Australia and the world.
In the midst of all the action, and at the helm from the very beginning, has been Totally Wild’s Ranger Stacey, who has spent 4,122 episodes educating children about creepy crawlies, cuddly natives and slimy sea creatures.
Nurturing talent in front of the camera, Totally Wild has seen Tim Bailey, Katrina Warren and Ranger Tim pass through its ranks. Today, Ranger Stacey mentors a new crop of adventurers including Natalie Hunter, Jesse Baird, Leela Varghese, Scott Bidmead, Courtney Wilkie and Hayley Wilson.
Introducing Australian children to animals they have never seen, places they have never been and activities they have never tried, Totally Wild has weaved its way into the memory banks of a generation of Aussies – and its legacy continues today.
Saturday, 22 July at 8.00am on ELEVEN.