Boy Who Talked to Badgers, The (television) Two-part television show; aired on September 14 and 21, 1975. Directed by Gary Nelson. A boy, Ben, seems to prefer animals to people, and is even able to communicate with them, a trait that does not please his father. But when a badger helps save Ben’s life after he falls in a creek and is carried away, the father comes to an understanding with his son. Stars Christian Juttner, Carl Betz, Salome Jens, Denver Pyle, Robert Donner, Stuart Lee.