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William Speirs Bruce

The Last Explorers Episode 2 of 4

Neil Oliver retraces the expeditions of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags - ideas that shaped the modern world we know today.

Following in the footsteps of a scientific explorer who has become all but lost to history, Neil charts the remarkable story of William Speirs Bruce, one of Britain's greatest, but least-known, explorers. Bruce set out to conquer Antarctica, not for imperial glory, but to advance scientific knowledge in an era when exploration had become harnessed to national prestige.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 May 2015 01:45


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
ProducerColin Murray
Series ProducerRichard Downes
DirectorColin Murray