Complete Mini-Series

A gripping four-part drama about the great explorer’s epic Antarctic expeditions, based on Shackleton’s own journals.

Cat. No: 167514
Barcode: 5019322675143
Run Time: 238 mins
Discs: 2
Cert: PG
Format: DVD
Release Date: 13th March 2017

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“We were but tiny black specks crawling slowly and painfully across the white plain, and bending our puny strength to the task of wresting from nature secrets preserved inviolate through the ages.” Ernest Shackleton, Heart of the Atlantic, 1909

By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian’s wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Ernest Shackleton (David Schofield)and his trusted deputy Frank Wild (David Rodigan) set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance.

When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean.

With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makeshift camp, the survival of them all hinges on this last desperate gamble.

“An outstanding, unsung BBC Shackleton film.” James Caird Society