When is The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale on TV?

An enchanting story from BBC Two, The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale tells the tale of a lone mother fighting to survive and protect her cubs.

The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso

In a new dramatised film narrated by Emilia Fox, follow the story of a mother wolf travelling across Europe in search of somewhere safe to raise her pups.

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When is The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale being aired?

The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale will air on Thursday 27 December at 9pm on BBC Two.

One of the wolf cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso
One of the wolf cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso

What is The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale about?

The she-wolf and four of her cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso
The she-wolf and four of her cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso

In northeastern Italy, an alpha pair of wolves leading a powerful pack are struck by tragedy.

The alpha female, heavily pregnant with cubs, is banished from the pack, and must journey through the frozen Alps in search of a new life.

She travels up to 40 miles a day, venturing into new countries and battling severe weather conditions and other predators to stay alive.

Partway through her journey, she gives birth to six cubs, who she must feed and protect.

One of the wolf cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso
One of the wolf cubs. © Boréales/Cyril Ruoso

Is The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale real?

No. The programme is a “dramatised natural history special” and is in the style of previous programmes such as Hidden Kingdoms and Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale.

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The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale is filmed using habituated animals and animatronics.