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The Miners

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The men beneath the surface of the Earth

Beneath a thousand feet of solid rock, in the legendary mine 7 on Spitsbergen, Svalbard ,40 men struggle to excavate raw ore in Norway’s last coal mine. This new series follows these men who have chosen a life on the edge of the world, men who every day must balance their dangerous work in the mine against friendship and family life with days filled with weapons, snowmobiles, hunting and spectacular nature. This is Norway’s last running coal mine and while the miners are heroes for providing people with vital heat and electricity, the mine is under threat from closure. If the miners fall behind on their daily quota, the company will go bankrupt and a 100-year-long adventure will be over. It is a race against the clock in a mountain close to caving in. But the miners refuse to surrender.

Programme Information

  • Genre: Factual

  • Subgenre: Factual

  • Producers: November

  • Broadcaster: TV2 Zebra

  • Duration: 10 x 44'

  • Tags: Mine Norway Excavate

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