Series 1 Episode 1
First Broadcast: 7.25AM Fri 26 December 2008

A young girl, Tilly, visits the zoo with her mum and dad but accidentally drops her best-loved toy, her teddy, into the polar bear's pit. That night, Tilly cries herself to sleep only to wake and find a huge polar bear standing over her - he's come to return her precious teddy.

So begins a magical friendship with some bear-size complications, the biggest problem being, how to keep such an enormous pet hidden from her parents? Then everything changes when the Bear hears the call of the wild from the spirit of The Great Bear in the sky and the two friends embark on an extraordinary adventure.

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Based on Raymond Briggs' best selling storybook, this enchanting and magical animated tale is from the makers of The Snowman.