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Greenlit: North Pole Warriors, BBC1

North Pole Warriors w/t – Documentary featuring a special expedition undertaken by Prince Harry and a team of wounded servicemen as they attempt a gruelling 200-mile charity trek to the North Pole.  With no back-up vehicles or doctors, the team have to drag all the equipment and supplies they need for the duration of their four-week expedition over the toughest terrain in the world. The team includes Afghanistan veterans Captain Martin Hewitt (30), Captain Guy Disney (28), Sergeant Steve Young (28) and Private Jaco Van Gass (24). They are accompanied by two expedition leaders and a Norwegian polar guide.

All of the soldiers suffered debilitating life-changing injuries, including the loss of limbs, during active service.  They all undertook a punishing training schedule in order to be fit for the ultimate test of mental and physical stamina.  They face a constant battle with ice and wind storms which would test the most able-bodied of Arctic explorers – for these wounded veterans the challenge will be immense.

Channel: BBC1

Producer: TwoFour

TX: Late 2011

Source: BBC Press Office


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