Inner Journeys - Outward Shows

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19931207]

First of three programmes in which Jim Perrin tells the dramatic stories of British explorers who, between the wars, advanced the frontiers of the known by their courage and skill. 1: Anything I Want. After a gilded youth, Gino Watkins made exploration his profession. He died mysteriously at the age of 25 in the ice of a Greenland fjord but even by then he had made a name for himself in the annals of Arctic exploration. Producer Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931207]

Unknown: Jim Perrin

Unknown: Gino Watkins

Producer: Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931214]

Jim Perrin presents portraits of three British explorers.

2: The Bag of Rice Man. After a famous career in exploration and mountaineering, Eric Shipton was the obvious choice to lead the 1953 Everest expedition. But he wasn't even there when the flag was raised on the summit. Producer Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931214]

Unknown: Jim Perrin

Unknown: Eric Shipton

Producer: Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931221]

Jim Perrin presents the last in a series of portraits of important inter-war explorers. 3: On the War of the Mind. When he died by his own hand in 1958, J Menlove Edwards was a legend among rock climbers. It wasn't just his skill and courage that made him a memorable figure, but the ferocious inner quest that finally broke him. Producer Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931221]

Unknown: Jim Perrin

Unknown: Menlove Edwards

Producer: Dave Sheasby