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Series following wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he spends a year with a family of wild black bears. Before he can start filming, Gordon must earn the bears' trust.

This series follows wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he spends a year with a family of wild black bears.

Gordon arrives in the forests of Minnesota in spring just as the bears are coming out of their dens. Before he can start filming he faces a major challenge - to earn the bears' trust. He must overcome his own fear - black bears have a dangerous reputation and attack more people than any other bear in the world. But once he meets Lily, an easy-going young mother bear, and her cub Hope, Gordon is smitten.

59 minutes

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Tue 1 Nov 2016 16:15

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Pre-Title

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Cold Landscape

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Crash Course

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Hope Close

  • Sufjan Stevens

    Romulus

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Uncertain Future

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Lily Kisses

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Bite

  • Sufjan Stevens

    Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois

  • John Martyn

    Over the Hill

  • Barnaby Taylor

    Could It Be Hope

  • Peter Broderick

    And It's Alright

  • Barnaby Taylor

    All other music

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Gordon Buchanan
Participant Lynn Rogers
Participant Sue Mansfield
Series Producer Ted Oakes
Executive Producer Tim Martin

Broadcasts

  • Mon 3 Jan 2011 21:00
  • Tue 4 Jan 2011 00:30
  • Sat 8 Jan 2011 18:30
  • Mon 24 Jan 2011 19:00
  • Sat 29 Jan 2011 18:45
  • Wed 9 Feb 2011 02:40
  • Mon 11 Apr 2011 19:00
  • Tue 12 Apr 2011 00:30
  • Sat 16 Apr 2011 18:00
  • Mon 20 Jun 2011 20:00
  • Tue 21 Jun 2011 00:45
  • Fri 12 Aug 2011 19:30
  • Sat 13 Aug 2011 00:30
  • Sat 19 Nov 2011 18:00
  • Boxing Day 2012 09:00
  • Tue 3 Jun 2014 16:15
  • Wed 9 Sep 2015 15:45
  • Mon 28 Dec 2015 13:00
  • Tue 1 Nov 2016 16:15