The Last Explorers

October 2014
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S1 Ep4 - Thomas Blake Glover: Rogue Trader

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Thomas Blake Glover: Rogue Trader - Neil Oliver retraces the expeditions of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags. In the final episode, Neil travels to Japan to uncover the extraordinary story of Thomas Blake Glover. Blending adventure with commerce, Glover was a rogue trader who helped rebel samurai clans overthrow the shogun and lay the foundations for one of the most aggressive and powerful economies in the world. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) PG CC
September 2014
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S1 Ep3 - John Muir: Saving America's Soul

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John Muir: Saving America's Soul - Neil Oliver retraces the expeditions of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags. Set in the spectacular Yosemite Valley in California, this is the story of the father of the modern conservation movement and one of the founders of America's National Park movement. John Muir was a 19th-century adventurer who explored the natural world and devoted his life and work to persuade others to see the sacred beauty of his discoveries. (From the UK) (...
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S1 Ep2 - William Speirs Bruce: The Shape Of Things To Come

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William Speirs Bruce: The Shape of Things to Come - Neil Oliver retraces the expeditions of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags. Following in the footsteps of a scientific explorer who has become all but lost to history, Neil charts the remarkable story of William Speirs Bruce, one of Britain's greatest, but least-known, explorers. Bruce set out to conquer Antarctica, not for imperial glory, but to advance scientific knowledge in an era when exploration had become harnes...
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S1 Ep1 - Dr David Livingstone: Onward Christian Soldier

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Dr David Livingstone: Onward Christian Soldier - The 19th century saw the dawn of the most intense period of exploration in history. Over the next hundred years, the modern world would be shaped by a handful of intrepid men. At its forefront, were a group of Scots explorers who put an indelible stamp on the four corners of the planet. Using their diaries, photographs and letters, Neil Oliver follows in their footsteps. This episode focuses on David Livingstone's epic Zambezi expedition to save ...
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