Factual Series

North Pole Ice Airport

Each year, parachuted in by Russian transport planes, a strange community descends onto the drifting ice of the Arctic Ocean. For the next four weeks, before the ice melts, Ice Station Barneo becomes a magnet for people passionate about living on the edge: not just scientists and explorers, but skydivers trying to land on the roof of the world, a couple looking for the ultimate wedding venue, extreme golfers who think nothing of teeing off in sub-zero temperatures and hardy souls whose idea of fun is the notorious Arctic Marathon. This three part series tells the unique story of the most northerly airport on earth.

Broadcaster:Channel 5
Distributor:Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Genre:Factual Series
Format:3 x 60 min
Executive Producer:Julian Ware
Written by:Jules Cornell
Produced by:Christina Franco, Inge Solheim, Jules Cornell
Directed by:Alex Kiehl, Stephen Mizelas, Tim Dalby