Harry’s South Pole Heroes charts Prince Harry and service men and women as they take on the toughest and coldest challenge yet: treking 335km to the South Pole.
Against the stunning Antarctica backdrop, Harry’s South Pole Heroes discovers 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.
The series captures three groups taking part 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 trek follows a series of increasingly challenging expeditions undertaken by wounded service men and women, fronted by Prince Harry.
The UK team includes 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 is tested in some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet.
Harry’s South Pole Heroes is executive produced by Bridget Sneyd and Melanie Leach and produced and directed by Alexis Girardet. The series was commissioned by Katy Thorogood for ITV.
In addition to the two-part series for ITV, Twofour has signed a deal with NBC to produce a 1 x 60’ show for US broadcasting to air in 2014. Alongside highlights from the ITV series, the special includes exclusively shot material of the US team.