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Prince Harry joins four British soldiers in their attempt to make the first unsupported trek to the North Pole by wounded servicemen, on a charity expedition.

Prince Harry joins four British soldiers in their attempt to make the first unsupported trek to the North Pole by wounded servicemen, on a charity expedition that has garnered support from everyone from photographer David Bailey to the Prime Minister.

Narrated by John Hurt, the documentary follows the team in a year of training and planning that ends deep in the Arctic Circle, where Prince Harry joins his fellow servicemen in their final preparations for an expedition that would challenge an able-bodied explorer, let alone those severely wounded on active service in Afghanistan.

Captain Guy Disney lost a leg to a Rocket Propelled Grenade; an IED blast damaged Sergeant Steve Young's back so severely he was told he might never walk again; a bullet through Capt Martin Hewitt's right shoulder left his arm paralysed and useless; and Private Jaco van Gass's arm was amputed after he was hit by a grenade. Now these young men are determined to reach the top of the world to highlight the plight of the seventeen-hundred-plus service personnel injured in Afghanistan since the conflict began.

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Wed 14 Sep 2011 00:40

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator John Hurt
Composer Lorne Balfe
Executive Producer Alison Kirkham
Executive Producer Bridget Sneyd
Executive Producer Melanie Leach
Producer Alexis Girardet
Director Alexis Girardet
Assistant Producer Greg Goff

Broadcasts

  • Tue 23 Aug 2011 21:00
  • Fri 26 Aug 2011 23:00
  • Wed 14 Sep 2011 00:40