Friday, 27 April 2007

Something for the weekend

If you have digital TV; you are in for a treat this weekend.

BBC Four are running a series about the Edwardians and are showing the following programmes which maybe be of interest.

The Worst Journey in the World

The little known story of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's epic hunt for penguin eggs during Captain Scott's polar expedition of 1910–1913.

Sunday 29 April 2007 9pm-10pm

Following this is the 1948 film

Scott of the Antarctic

British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition to attempt to be the first man to discover the South Pole.

Sunday 29 April 10pm-11:45pm

and if that is not enough, there is

Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History

The life of Australian photographer Frank Hurley who worked on many Antarctic expeditions including Ernest Shackleton's South Pole voyage.

Sunday 29 April 11:45pm-12:45am

The Hurley programme is a repeat, but well worth a second viewing as it has some stunning pictures from Shackleton's ill fated Endurnace Expedition.


Also included in this series; is probably the first blogger

With the internet enabling anyone to set down their daily thoughts for the whole world to read, the classic 1892 satire The Diary of a Nobody now seems like a startlingly prescient mickey-take of the self-importance of today's bloggers.


  1. cheers for the tip George

  2. The 'Worst Journey' programme looked very good, but I missed most of it.

    Still, I'd encourage you to keep tipping us off about outdoors Telly George. I just miss everything.

  3. Andy; it repeat a few times if you want to catch it again.

    rpt Friday 4 May 11.55pm-12.55am; rpt 2.25am-3.25am; rpt Sunday 6 May 12.50am-1.50am (Saturday night)