The Two Voyages of Donald Crowhurst
On 31 October 1968 - the deadline for entry in the Sunday Times round-the-world yacht race-Donald Crowhurst sailed out of Teignmouth in his trimaran. Nine months later it was found, intact, in the North Atlantic: Crowhurst had disappeared.
The logs and tapes he left behind reveal indisputably that he did not sail round the world but in the Atlantic only. Why? And why, if he charted a fictitious circumnavigation. did he leave sufficient proof behind to reveal the truth?
This story is about a real voyage and a false one. but it is also about two voyages in another sense: the voyage of a boat and the journey of a man's mind. Were the pressures which drove Crowhurst to his end uniquely of our own time?
TOM SALMON narrates the story with the voices of DONALD CROWHURST RODNEY HALLWORTH
DR GLIN BENNET , STANLEY BEST
NICHOLAS TOMALIN , JOHN NORMAN RONALD HALL , ARTHUR BLAYDON Readers ANDREW SACHS
DONALD HEIGHWAY , BRIAN GEAR Script by BRIAN GEAR
Produced by BRIAN MILLER
(The hopeful start... and the tragic end: page 6)
Contributors Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Unknown: Donald Crowhurst
Unknown: Rodney Hallworth
Unknown: Dr Glin Bennet
Unknown: Nicholas Tomalin
Unknown: John Norman
Unknown: Ronald Hall
Unknown: Arthur Blaydon
Unknown: Readers Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Donald Heighway
Script By: Brian Gear