Wild Kat

Revision date: December 15, 2003

Compiled by Loren Heisey
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Series notes

Fifteen-year-old Katarina (Kat) and her little brother Jamie have their rural world turned upside down when their father is forced overseas and they have to go live with their mother, a veterinary scientist for a zoo in the big city. Kat develops a strange rapport with the resident Siberian tiger, Garang. It turns out to be more than a rapport, and Kat can mind meld with Garang, eventually taking on some tiger-like attributes (night vision, acute sense of smell and hearing). Dr. Lydia Raushark, a renowned geneticist, develops an interest in Garang and Kat's relationship, but how honorable are her scientific intentions?

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Guide notes

Airdates are the first airing on the U.S. Encore WAM cable channel.

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Principle production credits

Series created by: David Ogilvy & Paul Barron
Produced by: Sue Taylor & Paul Barron
Executive producers: Paul Barron & Joan Peters
Filmed on location in Perth, Western Australia
Produced in Association with Carlton International & ATV Family Entertainment AG
A Barron Entertainment Television Production for Network Ten, Australia

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Cast

Pia Prendiville: Kat
Daniel Daperis: Jamie
Paris Abbott: Jasmin
Luke Pegler: Alex
Nicolette Findlay: Kristen
Karin Hampton: Erica
Ewen Leslie: Morgan
Marta Kaczmarek: Dr Aaushark
Michael Muntz: Jordan
Clinton Voss: Narrator

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Episodes

1. The Wild Ones

U.S. original airdate: June 2, 2001
Written by: Ron Elliott
Directed by: Mark DeFriest
Synopsis: Kat and her brother go to stay with their mother who they have not seen in years. At first they are not sure about living in a zoo particularly when the animals seem more important to their mother than they are. Then to make matters worse Kat starts to experience nightmares and other strange things.

2. Tiger's Eye

U.S. original airdate: June 3, 2001
Written by: John Armstrong
Directed by: Mark DeFriest
Synopsis: Jamie wakes up during the night, hears a growl, and sees a pair of animal eyes. He turns on the light and only his sister is there. Kat's room is trashed and her mother has her checked by a doctor but nothing is found. Jasmin thinks Kat might be a were-tiger, but skeptical Jamie isn't sure, maybe she is a were-hampster or something. They decide to put vegetarian Kat to the test by putting some raw meat in her room and see if she eats it.

3. Animal Instinct

U.S. original airdate: June 10, 2001
Written by: Peter Neale
Directed by: Mark DeFriest
Synopsis: Jasmin and Jamie try to cure Kat but get themselves into a dangerous spot until Wild Kat helps them.

4. Stealing Power

U.S. original airdate: June 17, 2001
Written by: Alicia Walsh
Directed by: Steve Peddie
Synopsis: Wild Kat has a fit and a rare black cockatoo goes missing.

5. Hide and Seek

U.S. original airdate: June 24, 2001
Written by: Marieke Hardy
Directed by: Steve Peddie
Synopsis: Jamie asks his mother's friend, the reporter Marcus Flynn, to investigate the disappearance of the black cockatoo, but when he sees Wild Kat in action, he becomes interested in a different story.

6. Age of Reason

U.S. original airdate: July 1, 2001
Written by: Peter Neale
Directed by: Steve Peddie

7. Tigers Hunt Alone

U.S. original airdate: July 8, 2001
Written by: Ron Elliott
Directed by: Steve Peddie

8. Blood Sisters

U.S. original airdate: July 15, 2001
Written by: Ron Elliott
Directed by: Steve Peddie

9. When the Boat Comes In

U.S. original airdate: July 22, 2001
Written by: Ron Elliott
Directed by: Arnie Custo

10. Family Matters

U.S. original airdate: July 29, 2001
Written by: Marieke Hardy
Directed by: Arnie Custo

11. Sleeping Beauty and the Beast

U.S. original airdate: August 5, 2001
Written by:
Directed by:

12. Lost and Found

U.S. original airdate: August 12, 2001
Written by: Coral Drouyn
Directed by: Arnie Custo

13. Tail of the Tiger

U.S. original airdate: August 19, 2001
Written by: Coral Drouyn
Directed by: Arnie Custo
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