Did you spot a polar bear walking around London?

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Did you spot a polar bear walking around London?

TV guru Toby Earle tells us what to watch on the box as well as why there was a giant polar bear roaming the streets of London.

Fortitude, Thursday 9pm Sky Atlantic

A stellar line-up stars in Sky Atlantic’s newest drama Fortitude.

The 12 hour thriller is cantered on a mysterious death in the Artic Circle in one of the safest towns on earth.

The murder touches everyone in the close-knit community and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the town itself.

The show’s creators marked its launch by letting loose an 8ft male polar bear in the capital.

The fully-animated creature, which takes two people to operate, was spotted around London coming face to face with commuters at Charing Cross before wondering Hampstead Heath and the South Bank.

The bear - which was today set to be mainly around the South Bank - was operated by puppeteers Tom Wilton and Derek Arnold, who worked together on the critically-acclaimed West End show War Horse.

The pair spent hours studying footage of real polar bears in preparation, before five days in the costume to perfect the animal’s movements.

7Lives, Thursday 10pm London Live

As part of Danny Dyer season on London Live, the London-born actor takes on the role of married father Tom who is struggling at work when a client seduces him with promises of a “more exciting life”.

Shortly after he’s attacked by a gang of hoodies on his way home and he finds himself in a parallel world where he lives five other lives - including a rock star, homeless man and the hoody who attacked him.

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