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Raw TV to recreate Shackleton's journey for Discovery

Raw TV to recreate Shackleton's journey for Discovery
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Staff Reporter
02 October 2012

Discovery Networks Western Europe has commissioned Raw TV to make three-part adventure series Endurance In The Wake Of Shackleton.

Almost one hundred years after the original expedition, the series follows a team of modern day explorers as they attempt to follow in the path of Shackleton’s epic journey – the 1500km (800 nautical miles) crossing of the Southern Ocean, followed by the South Georgia mountain-traverse, a journey which offered the only possible chance of rescue following the sinking of Ernest Shackleton's expedition ship, The Endurance.
 
Polar explorer Tim Jarvis will lead a six-man team using an expedition boat that is a replica of the 22.5 ft/6.9m James Caird which made the original crossing and using traditional equipment, navigational tools and clothing.
 
With handheld and fixed camera rig, cameras will be built into the boat. BAFTA nominated, expedition camera/director Ed Wardle will be embedded as one of the six man crew to capture the reality of their unique experience.
 
Elizabeth McIntyre, vp Production and Development, Factual, Discovery Networks International, commissioned the series and is executive producer with Helen Hawken for Discovery Networks Western Europe and Sam Maynard for Raw TV.

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