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|
|Directed by||Saritha Wilkinson|
|Presented by||Gordon Buchanan|
|Narrated by||Gordon Buchanan|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Tim Martin|
|Production location(s)||Svalbard, Norway|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Natural History Unit|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||SD: 576i|
|Original release||7 January –|
10 January 2013
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.
- Clark, Nick (18 March 2013). "Frozen Planet documentary maker in trouble for 'disturbing' Norway's polar bears". The Independent. Retrieved 24 December 2018.