Documentary about Andy and Maggie Robin and their relationship with a grizzly bear named Hercules.
Available until 22:00 3 Apr 2015
In 1976, Andy and Maggie Robin bought a grizzly bear cub from a zoo in Aviemore. Little did they know at the time that Hercules, the tiny bear cub, would become the world’s most famous bear and make them a fortune in the process. Hercules the Human Bear focuses on the unique relationship that Andy, Maggie and Hercules forged during their 25 years together. Featuring interviews with the couple, together with extraordinary home-movie footage, this is the story of what it was like to live under the same roof as one of the most dangerous land mammals. By turns hilarious and heart-rending, the film takes the viewer on a roller coaster journey through key periods of Hercules’s life.