Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Walk on the Wild Side

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Walk on the Wild Side

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WHEN this stunning nature series started on Sunday, a little bear cub destroyed some of the footage after 'repositioning' the cameras. Liz Bonnin had already been stranded in the middle of nowhere for a while as she tried to reach the filming location.

This was due to adverse weather conditions (actual adverse weather, not the sort British Rail announces when there's a little drizzle of rain).

So as the live television event continues tonight, anything could happen. And it promises to get a bit edge-of-sofa as Steve Backshall attempts a dangerous TV first - landing on a glacier by helicopter and then abseiling into and underneath the ice. It's all gone a bit Bear Grylls.

As these huge glaciers start to melt in the summer, it triggers the spectacle of the Alaskan Summer Feast. And Steve wants to find evidence of what ignites the feast and why the Gulf of Alaska is so special. …

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