Society & Culture:History
From Pole to Pole: Michael Palin and HMS Erebus 1841-1848
The 1840s were crucial years in the history of British exploration with speculative voyages towards the North and South Pole. One ship, HMS Erebus, made the journey to both ends of the earth. Here the explorer, writer and ex-Python Michael Palin travels back to join the officers on HMS Erebus’s quarterdeck to witness the action at first-hand.
Presenter: Peter Moore
Guest: Michael Palin
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