Badgers are loved by some and hated by others. Yet few people have ever seen one alive. So how does the badger maintain its secret life? This film follows a badger family throughout the year, from the birth of their tiny cubs deep underground, to their spring emergence, discovery of summer scenery and encounters with people and wild neighbours. Set against the idyll of country life on a working farm, this film uncovers the dark and light side of the badger as never seen before. What is revealed is a surprising, entertaining and moving account of the country's most respected and endlessly watchable wild inhabitant.