Yorkshireman Frank Wild's forgotten polar journey


Frank Wild from Skelton, North Yorkshire was the unsung hero of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.

Wild was Sir Ernest Shackleton's loyal companion and 'right-hand man', following him to the ends of the Earth.

Now 90 years after Shackleton's death, Frank Wild's newly discovered remains are heading back to Antarctica to be laid beside his beloved 'boss' in the icy lands they both loved so much.

Presenter and polar explorer, Paul Rose, looks back at Frank Wild's Nimrod expedition to Antarctica with Shackleton. The trip ended when the team had to turn back after a super-human effort to reach the south pole.

Stills are courtesy of the Scott Polar Research Institute and the family of Frank Wild.

Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero is on Sunday, 22 April at 19:00 BST on BBC Two and for seven days thereafter on the BBC iPlayer.

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