Channel 4 Sets Premiere Date For ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’

One-off animated special We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will premiere on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve (Saturday December 24th) at 7:30pm, it has been announced.

Originally commissioned in August 2015, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt tells the story of Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog, who are left home alone one day before Christmas. The children decide it would be fun to go on a bear hunt, spurred on by Katie’s love of grizzly bears. After swishing and swashing through the long grass, splashing and sploshing through rivers and squilching and squelching through mud, Rufus the dog picks up the scent of a bear.

The one-off special – which is based on the children’s book of the same name from Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury and Walker Books – is being produced by Lupus Films & Walker Productions and features a voice cast that includes Olivia Colman, Mark Williams and Pam Ferris. Ruth Fielding, Camilla Deakin, Norton Herrick, Helen McAleer and Julia Posen are the executive producerd, while Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw directed.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.