Primate Planet Productions Ltd is a UK Indie based in Dorset.

Primate Planet Productions is best known for our flagship series Monkey Life, which documents the work of Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre. Since 2007, 8 series totaling 154 episodes of this heart-warming docu-soap have been produced.

Our programmes have aired on Pick, Sky 1 & 2, Channel 5, Animal Planet (Discovery Networks) and Nat Geo WILD in over 140 countries worldwide. Monkey Life is also available on DVD and Video on Demand services.

Specialising in factual documentaries spanning science, natural history, observational documentary, factual entertainment, current affairs and history genres.


The late Jim Cronin, MBE and Dr Alison Cronin, MBE set up Primate Planet Productions in 2006 to continue documenting the work of Monkey World after the series ‘Monkey Business’ finished on ITV Meridian.

In 2007 ‘Monkey Life’ series 1 was produced in association with Athena Films. This 14 part series broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK and Eire.  Jim Cronin, MBE past away the same year.

From 2008 to 2014 Louise McCance-Price ran the company with Dr Cronin producing a further 6 series’. These 20 part series’ aired on Channel 5 (series 1-5), Animal Planet (series 1-3 & 5-7) and Nat Geo Wild (series 4).

In 2014 Susan Tunstall became Managing Director producing series 8 for Pick TV in the UK with international rights available through TCB Media Rights.