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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.

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59 minutes

Last on

Thu 20 Oct 2016 00:00


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
ProducerColin Murray
Series ProducerRichard Downes
DirectorColin Murray