Shackleton (1983 TV series)

Shackleton is a British period television drama series which aired in four parts on BBC 2 in 1983.[1] It portrays the Antarctic expeditions of the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Scriptwriter Christopher Ralling drew on Shackleton's own journals, which were re-published by the BBC as a tie-in to the series.

Shackleton
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GenreDrama
Written byChristopher Ralling
Directed byMartyn Friend
StarringDavid Schofield
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production
Running time55 minutes
Production companyBBC
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Original release13 April (1983-04-13) –
4 May 1983 (1983-05-04)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baskin p.189

BibliographyEdit

  • Ellen Baskin. Serials on British Television, 1950-1994. Scolar Press, 1996.
  • Neville Peat. Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind. Penguin Random House, 2012.

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