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Arctic Live season 1

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3 episodes (275 views)

Air weekdate:Daily Cast:Kate Humble, Gordon Buchanan, Simon Reeve Genre:Documentary Channel:BBC Two Status:Ended

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Arctic Live season 1 episodes list:

Episode #1: Episode 1 (air date: 2016-11-01)

Every autumn, polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay in Canada to wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt. And every year, they are waiting longer. In one of BBC Two's most ambitious live broadcasts, Gordon Buchanan, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve head north to follow the remarkable story of not just these bears, but the entire Arctic. Vast and stunningly beautiful, the Arctic spans eight countries and six million miles of frozen ocean. As temperatures rise and the ice starts to melt, it has become an increasingly valuable battleground. Shipping routes are opening up. Oil, gas and minerals are tantalisingly within reach. Suddenly, the polar bears aren't the only ones on the hunt. Tonight, Simon travels to an unspoilt corner of Greenland that could become one of the biggest uranium mines in the world, while Kate follows the oil money that has shaped Alaska. In Churchill, Gordon learns how to stay safe when living side by side with the world's largest living land carnivore, and the team are live on the tundra to bring you the best of the bears.

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Episode #2: Episode 2 (air date: 2016-11-02)

Gordon Buchanan, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve continue their adventure, broadcasting live from the edge of Arctic. Their base is the tiny Canadian town of Churchill, otherwise known as the polar bear capital of the world. While the bears gather to wait for the big freeze, the team discover why the Arctic is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. In a place where life is driven by ice, what happens when it disappears? Tonight, Gordon meets the Polar Bear Cops tasked with keeping the town safe. Kate heads to Sweden to help round up some reindeer and Simon joins the intrepid Nasa scientists monitoring the melt of Greenland's glaciers. And all the live action from the bears out on the tundra.

Episode #3: Episode 3 (air date: 2016-11-03)

Tonight, Kate meets the Inuit artists inspired by the changing world around them, while Simon heads off on a fishing expedition - Arctic style. In Churchill, Gordon finds out how the town deals with their more troublesome bears when he follows the eviction of a repeat offender. And live from the tundra, the team check on the bears. How long before they can head out to hunt? What happens if the ice continues to melt? And what wider implications does this have for us all?


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