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Ice Town: Life on the Edge

Set in Longyearbyen, the most northerly town on the planet, this documentary series charts the highs and lows of its quirky inhabitants. With extreme arctic conditions, three months of total darkness and the ever-present danger of polar bears, this is not your average neighbourhood.

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    PG Longyearbyen on Svalbard is the northernmost town in the world. It is home to an extraordinary community of residents who have all chosen to live in one of the most remote and extreme places on the planet.

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      PG Longyearbyen on Svalbard is the northernmost town in the world. It is home to an extraordinary community of residents who have all chosen to live in one of the most remote and extreme places on the planet.

      PG The dark season arrives on Svalbard where the sun won't shine for next three months. We meet more of the quirky people who have chosen to make this wild place their home.

      PG After one of the worst storms to hit Longyearbyen in 30 years the residents are struggling to come to terms with a huge tragedy - an avalanche which slid down the mountain, wiping out many houses and killing the local teacher and a young child.

      ML Christine puts her new dog sledding skills to the test by entering a 40 km race out into the wilderness. Meanwhile, Mary Ann hires a new chef to take over the kitchen.

      PG Professor Chris takes a group of students out onto a glacier, while Alex takes a tour group to a Russian mining settlement.

      ML Christine and Grace face their biggest test to date as they head to a remote cabin in the wilderness. Ben wrestles to recover after a fire ruins his business. Wiggo scares tourists with his grizzly tales of death and the dangers of living on the edge of the world.

      ML Christine's sister gets to grips with Arctic life when she visits from England. Meanwhile, Mary Ann's son comes to her rescue as he's the only person she trusts in her kitchen.

      ML We meet Dr. Martin - he's no ordinary doctor and this is no ordinary job! Tending his patients often means being winched out of a helicopter over treacherous arctic seas and resorting to unusual practices.

      PG The town of Longyearbyen is about to host one of its biggest events of the year - the Svalbard Ski Marathon, drawing crowds of up to 1000 people.

      ML Series Final: Summer is almost here and Wiggo and Claudia take to the water in search of Arctic cod. But they're not the only hunters out and soon come across the surprising reason why they're not catching anything.