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C4 orders STV’s “Polar Bear Cub”

Channel 4 has greenlit a doc that will document the birth and breeding of the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years. The one-off doc Britain’s ...
March 8, 2018

Channel 4 has greenlit a doc that will document the birth and breeding of the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years.

The one-off doc Britain’s Polar Bear Cub was filmed by STV Productions over a two-year period. The featured cub was born a week before Christmas.

The doc will provide viewers with insight into the biology of polar bears, how they mate, and how they raise their young. It will explore the role polar bear breeding in captivity has to play in the species’ future survival.

Peter Collins serves as executive producer with STV Productions, while Tom Porter is the commissioning editor for C4.

Britain’s Polar Bear Cub (1 x 60) will air on March 18 at 7 p.m. BST.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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