William Speirs Bruce
Neil Oliver charts the story of little-known Scotsman William Speirs Bruce, who was determined to conquer Antarctica in the name of science.
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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Series Producer||Richard Downes|