Killing Dragons

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20001120

By Fergus Fleming.

Simon Russell Beale reads the first part of a tale of alpine adventure, as the first men to tread the heights of the Alps uncover the secrets of the peaks.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton

20001121

By Fergus Fleming.

Early mountaineers race to be the first to conquer Mont Blanc.

Read by Simon Russell Beale

20001122

By Fergus Fleming.

The story of Albert Smith, the Victorian showman who brought the wonders of the Alps to the British stage.

Read by Simon Russell Beale

20001123

By Fergus Fleming.

Tyndall and Whymper, rivals in the alpine club, both attempt to climb the Matterhorn, the hardest peak of all.

Read by Simon Russell Beale

20001124

By Fergus Fleming.

Conquest is followed by a disaster that heralds the end of the alpine golden age.

Read by Simon Russell Beale