TV Times - - Tuesday -

DOC­U­MEN­TARY / 9.00pm / BBC4

Pro­fes­sor fara Dab­hoi­wala raids the BBC ar­chives to look at some of its best ad­ven­ture doc­u­men­taries of the past 50 years. In the 1960s, there were tales of pi­o­neer­ing cap­tains to the New World, be­fore the fo­cus shifted in the 1970s to the na­tives of those lands. Next came the ex­treme ad­ven­tur­ers, with Man of Ever­est (1983) chart­ing Hil­lary’s ex­pe­di­tion and Shack­le­ton (2000) telling how epic fail­ure be­came glo­ri­ous suc­cess.

Heroic po­lar ex­plorer Ernest Shack­le­ton

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