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    Senior Member Country: England mrs_emma_peel's Avatar
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    The Secrets of Scott's Hut
    BBC2 ... Sunday 17th April 2011 ... 8.00-9.30pm
    Radio Times Documentary of the Week


    Ben Fogle joins an expedition across Antarctica to find Captain Scott's Hut, frozen in time for a century.

    It takes a lot to render Ben Fogle speechless ... but the scene in this fine documentary where he enters Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic base for the first time is all the better for being almost entirely without words, as the presenter takes in the eerie preserved 100-year old time-capsule, complete with it's stores of ketchup, tinned soup, racks of test tubes, paraffin lamps and reindeer sleeping bags.

    Fogle is keen to drag the Scott myth back from recent accounts of a stubborn, divisive snob towards his former status as the ill-fated, doomed national hero.

    Fogle re-tells the story in completely absorbing and fresh way ... thanks to the amazing objects in the hut (currently being painstakingly preserved and conserved), diary extracts (superbly and movingly read by Kenneth Branagh) and the evocative pictures of expedition photographer Herbert Ponting.

    The hut was built to support Scott's 1911 attempt to be first to the South Pole, and was later abandoned together with ten thousand personal, everyday and scientific items. Ben uncovers the hut and its contents, finding new information about his hero Scott and his famously tragic expedition.

    Sources: Radio Times/DigiGuide

    This looks like being an absolutely fascinating documentary ... really looking forward to it.
    Emma

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    Senior Member Country: England jaycad's Avatar
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    i'm looking forward to this too! it could have been accompanied by the BBC4 drama starring mark gatiss shown a few years back (the name escapes me!)

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    Looking forward to this too....although Ben Fogle is not one of my Preferred presenters...

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    Senior Member Country: UK Moor Larkin's Avatar
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    I had to smile at the commentary in today's paper, which referred to the fact that the hut is almost as pristine as if it were abandoned yesterday; and then it rumbled on about the worthy mission to preserve it for posterity....

    I was thinking......... It's been there since 1912....... It's *pristine*......... Leave it alone........

    The problem seems to be that they keep digging it out of the snow.....
    United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust

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    Senior Member Country: England jaycad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moor Larkin View Post
    I had to smile at the commentary in today's paper, which referred to the fact that the hut is almost as pristine as if it were abandoned yesterday; and then it rumbled on about the worthy mission to preserve it for posterity....

    I was thinking......... It's been there since 1912....... It's *pristine*......... Leave it alone........

    The problem seems to be that they keep digging it out of the snow.....
    United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust
    ha ha! i wasn't aware that the hut had been preserved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    ha ha! i wasn't aware that the hut had been preserved!
    Almost everything in Antarctica is preserved. It's a big deep freeze

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Almost everything in Antarctica is preserved. It's a big deep freeze

    Steve
    ha ha-you know what i meant! it's a good job there was no edwardian ebay!

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