Walking in the wild with a family of American Black Bears. Fear turns to fascination as Gordon Buchanan, wildlife cameraman and presenter of Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Lost Land of the Tiger, spends a year following a family of American Black Bears. Gordon arrives in the beautiful forests of Minnesota in Spring just as the bears are coming out of their winter dens. But before he can start filming, he must overcome his own fears and prejudices: Black Bears have a scary reputation. Smitten by a young mother, Lily, and her feisty cub, Hope, Gordon experiences the drama of their lives' through three seasons. Gordon and local bear expert, Dr Rogers, follow a wild bear family closer than we've ever seen before. And, with both the cub and her mother in mortal danger, their tale is as emotional and gripping as any Hollywood block-buster.