The Hidden World Of Jacques Cousteau

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20100812

For 40 years, the Calypso was the mythical flagship of that most emblematic of Frenchmen, Jacques Cousteau.

Now, with restoration underway on the boat, Nick Haslam sets out to re-evaluate the renowned, yet sometimes controversial, underwater explorer, and to shed light on the bitter battle over both Cousteau's legacy and his boat.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Nick Haslam re-evaluates the renowned underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.

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For 40 years, the Calypso was the mythical flagship of that most emblematic of Frenchmen, Jacques Cousteau. Now, with restoration underway on the boat, Nick Haslam sets out to re-evaluate the renowned, yet sometimes controversial, underwater explorer, and to shed light on the bitter battle over both Cousteau's legacy and his boat.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.