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Chasing Shackleton Previous Broadcasts

Episode #103H

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 22, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton's 'double'. But injury, illness and bad weather are against him -- the carefully picked team of eight shrinks to just three, leaving Tim, Royal Marine Baz Gray and sailor Paul Larsen to finish the job. Racing through a narrow weather window, and without a proper support team, they battle high winds, bad visibility, deadly crevasse fields and impossible climbs - even reliving Shackleton's famous glissade down the Tridents -- to finally reach their goal Stromness, and walk in to a hero's welcome.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 26, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 23, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Episode #102H

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Battered by storms and blinded by thick fog, world record speed sailor and renowned racing skipper Paul Larsen attempts to navigate the notorious Southern Ocean using only a sextant and compass. And extreme filmmaker Ed Wardle risks all to pick up where Shackleton's cameraman left off and record for the first time, how Shackleton and his men managed to survive against all the odds.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 19, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Episode #101H

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 8, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Veteran polar explorer, Tim Jarvis, is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history - Sir Ernest Shackleton's 800 nautical mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia. He's recruited five of the world's toughest explorers to wear 1914 clothes, eat basic rations and sail in a perfect replica of the tiny wooden boat Shackleton travelled in. They launch from Elephant Island but are hit by a fierce storm. As the crew battle freezing temperatures, a leaking boat and sea-sickness they lose all contact with their tracking vessel and suddenly find themselves in their worst nightmare: lost at sea.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 12, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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