The Polar Bear Family & Me

The Polar Bear Family & Me is a three-part nature documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. It follows wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he spends a year with a family of wild, but frosty polar bears, under the guidance of his biologist Jason Roberts, the polar expertise of the Antarctic region and Svalbard near Norwegian archipelago of the Arctic Ocean.

The Polar Bear Family & Me
GenreNature documentary
Directed bySaritha Wilkinson
Presented byGordon Buchanan
Narrated byGordon Buchanan
Composer(s)Brett Aplin
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)Tim Martin
Producer(s)Ted Oakes
Production location(s)Svalbard, Norway
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Natural History Unit
Original networkBBC Two
Picture formatSD: 576i
HD: 720p
Audio formatStereo
Original release7 January (2013-01-07) 
10 January 2013 (2013-01-10)
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The series was controversial for its use of a perspex box, from within which Buchanan filmed polar bears up close. It was reported that Roberts was notified by Norwegian authorities that he could be fined for "disturbing" the bears.[1]


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