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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary - Our Moment in the Spotlight! [Love Nature / NowTV / Sky Nature]

Updated: Jun 6

How a Production Company Filmed a Documentary about Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary and a Hedgehog called Terry.

Martin and a cameraman
Martin and a crew member of the production company

Back in the glorious summer of 2023, Martin prerecorded a piece with a production company who came to Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary (HWHS) to film a documentary called ‘My Best Friend’s an Animal’.

Big Wave TV describes ‘My Best Friend’s an Animal’ as an emotive, heart-warming series. It tells the stories of humans who have unlikely, extraordinary friendships with wild animals. Martin features with Terry the blind Hedgehog.

Our Moment of Glory

You can watch a clip on Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary's YouTube channel too.

Finally, Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary’s moment of glory has arrived, and our story is in Episode 6 of My Best Friend’s an Animal!

The episode was aired on Sky TV’s Sky Nature channel on Friday 8th March 2024 at 8pm. It is available on Sky on Demand or NOW TV. Additionally, the documentary will be aired in North America on Love Nature on the 23rd March 2024.

Crew members filming a wild hedgehog
Big Wave TV filming Terry the Hedgehog


It will also broadcast on Love Nature in Canada on the 23rd March 2023. North America / Worldwide

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Our Episode

Alongside other stories, in the English countryside, we meet Terry, the injured, blind Hedgehog being cared for by Martin. A near death experience of his own caused Martin to rethink his life and transform from city banker to full time Hedgehog rehabilitator.

Martin talks about how he rescues Hedghogs and hoglets throughout the year and highlights the issues surrounding the decline of hedgehogs in the wild and what Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary does to help counteract this by rescuing and releasing rehabilitated hedgehogs back into the wild and help their population numbers increase. Ensuring that they don't go extinct.

However, some hedgehogs cannot be returned to the wild, like Terry, the hedgehog, who is blind. Martin shows the private gardens where Terry and other hedgehogs live who might not survive in the wild.

We hope you enjoy watching the episode! Any donations would be much appreciated.

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Written by Lorraine Stapleton



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