Wildlife Cameraman Gordon Buchanan experiences life with black bears Photo: BBC
Under the guidance of 'Bear Walker' Lynn Rogers (the star of Bear Walker of the Northwoods), Curly haired Scottish cameraman, Gordon Buchanan, is able to gain the trust of Lily, the black bear, and spends a year living alongside her and her new-born cub, Hope, in the wild woods of Minnesota. As he follows every twist and turn of the bears' lives, Gordon is able to document the struggle Lily faces as she tries to raise and protect Hope. In the final episode Gordon's role changes from cameraman to bodyguard as he walks with the bears to try to keep them safe. Will Hope and her mother Lily survive hunting season to den safely for the winter? What follows could change the way we think about bears forever.
Gordon Buchanan (who you may have seen presenting on the expedition series as well as Springwatch & Autumnwatch) is one of the most talented and hard working wildlife cameraman you'll ever wish to meet. With a warm sense of humour, a craving for adventure and an insatiable ability to bellow out a tune, he never fails to cheer up a gloomy day. I'm sure 'The Bear Family & Me' is going to be an entertaining, insightful and emotional journey - the first series he has fronted.
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