The Bear Family and Me

The Bear Family and Me

Available on iTunes, BBC iPlayer
In this nature programme, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan sets out to do something that has not been done before - follow a wild family of polar bears over the course of three seasons. Gordon travels by boat, along with arctic survival experts, to Svalbard, an archipelago in northern Norway. Upon arriving, Gordon and his crew meet a mother bear, Lyra, and her cubs, Miki and Luca, as they emerge from their den. Gordon lives with the bear family during the spring - with return trips in the summer and autumn - so he can get closer to the bears than ever before in an attempt to learn more about polar bears' family life than has been discovered in the past.
Starring Gordon Buchanan, Gordon Buchanan