Greenlit: Harry’s South Pole Heroes, ITV / NBC
Harry’s South Pole Heroes (2 x 60′) – Follows Prince Harry and service men and women as they take on the toughest and coldest challenge yet: racing 335km to the South Pole.
Against the stunning Antarctica backdrop, viewers discover the inspiring and emotional stories of wounded servicemen and women from across the world, comrades in arms on the battlefield and now united again in their determination to overcome life changing injuries
We follow three groups competing in the Walking With The Wounded-organised South Pole Allied Challenge 2013, from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth, with a particular focus on the UK team, spearheaded by Prince Harry. The race follows a series of increasingly challenging expeditions undertaken by wounded service men and women, fronted by Prince Harry.
The UK team will include double leg amputee Duncan Slater, who believes limitations are only in the mind; arm amputee Ibrar Ali MC, a member of the Yorkshire Regiment, who walks in memory of two colleagues killed in action; left leg amputee Kate Philp, the first British woman to lose a limb on the frontline; and right leg amputee Guy Disney, taking on a second pole after joining Walking With The Wounded and Prince Harry in the Arctic in 2011.
The groups’ incredible drive, determination and unquenchable spirit will be tested in some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet. Expedition training is underway with the team set to arrive on the continent in November.
Channel: ITV / NBC (1 x60′)
Source: ITV press release