Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan follows a wild polar bear family over three seasons. Gordon and arctic survival experts travel by boat to far flung Svalbard, and manage to find a polar bear birth den and meet mother Lyra and her cubs Miki and Luca as they emerge from their den. Little is known about the family life of polar bears because no one has been able to follow them this closely before. 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.
The Polar Bear Family and Me. BBC2: 9.30pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 13:49 | Monday 7th January 2013 | TV Highlights
Champions League: Arsenal vs...
Arsenal play host to Turkish side Besiktas after drawing nil-all away from home last week. A win is a must for the English...RTE Two |
Ireland's Gypsy Blood
This beautifully shot documentary takes a closer look at the history of violence among the men in the gypsy community, where...TV3 |
The Secret Life of Cats
If the popularity of cat videos on the internet are anything to go by, people just love cats, and anything cat related. But...UTV |
The Odd Couple meets Road Trip. Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. are polar opposites, the former an uptight business...RTE One |
Channel 4: 9:00pm
We all love a cute animal card or poster, but did you ever realise the amount these little animals were raking in? Pet...
Raising of The Costa Concordia
Nat Geo: 9.00pm
In January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio, whereby it capsized,...
Log in to leave a comment
The opinions expressed in the comments section are those of the viewer and do not reflect those of Entertainment.ie. Entertainment.ie accepts no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for the accuracy of viewer comments. Please contact us to report abusive comments