About Polar Bear Family & Me

Little is known about polar bear family life as no one has followed them closely enough - Gordon Buchanan looks to redress that.

Polar Bear Family & Me

In this channel premiere series wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan follows a wild polar bear family over three seasons, something no one has done before.

Polar Bear cub Miki rests on his mother, Lyra.

Polar Bear cub Miki rests on his mother, Lyra.

Gordon and Arctic survival experts travel by boat to the far flung Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, where they manage to find a polar bear birth den and meet mother Lyra and her cubs Miki and Luca as they emerge from their home.

Gordon helps scientists fit Lyra with a tracking collar and takes on the mission of living with this remarkable bear family. To help him observe the polar bears Gordon tests a 'bear proof' filming hide - the 'Ice Cube' - and gets closer to polar bears than anyone has ever done before.