Survival Special: Bears of the Russian Front


The experiences of American scientist Bill Leacock, who has lived with the giant brown bears of icy Kamchatka, in Russia's Far East, for several years

Transmission history

First broadcast on ITV on 5th August 2001 between 6.30 and 7.30 pm

Repeat broadcast on ITV on 5th June 2005 between 11.05 am and 12.05 pm

Duration: 60 minutes


Narrated by Robert Lindsay

Music by Anthony Phillips 

Filmed and directed by Richard Kemp

Written and produced by Martin Banks

Music Details

A selection of some of the music from this programme was released on Wildlife


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