Sam sets sail across the Pa­cific

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The Pa­cific: In the Wake of Cap­tain Cook, His­tory Chan­nel, Mon­day at 7.30pm

CAP­TAIN James Cook’s epic voy­ages of dis­cov­ery are as con­tro­ver­sial now, af­ter 250 years, as ever.

In light of re­cent public de­bate, Sam Neill re-ex­am­ines Cook’s legacy, de­liv­er­ing con­tem­po­rary per­spec­tives from the Pa­cific cul­tures left in his wake.

Cook first set sail to the Pa­cific in 1768. Th­ese vast wa­ters, one third of the earth’s sur­face, were un­charted but not un­known. A rich di­ver­sity of peo­ple and cul­tures nav­i­gated, traded and lived here for thou­sands of years.

In con­junc­tion with the 250th an­niver­sary of the HMS En­deav­our’s de­par­ture from Eng­land, Neill takes a deeply per­sonal voyage to map his own un­der­stand­ing of Cook, Europe’s great­est nav­i­ga­tor, and the im­mense Pa­cific Ocean it­self.

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