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Currently in disfavor, Captain Robert Falcon Scott is an explorer without an expedition. Finding rivalry not only abroad but amongst his peers at home, he is secretly overjoyed when ... See full summary »

Director:

Ferdinand Fairfax

Writers:

Trevor Griffiths (screenplay), Roland Huntford (book)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Shaw ... Captain R. F. Scott
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Roald Amundsen
Stephen Moore ... Dr. 'Bill' Wilson
Susan Wooldridge ... Kathleen Bruce - Mrs. Scott
Max von Sydow ... Fridtjof Nansen
Roz Freeman-Atwood Roz Freeman-Atwood ... Grace Scott (as Rosamond Attwood)
Colin Bennett ... Questioner
Ståle Bjørnhaug Ståle Bjørnhaug ... Olav Bjaaland (as Stale Bjornhaug)
Cliff Burnett Cliff Burnett ... Reg Skelton
Brian Dennehy ... Frederick Cook
Joanna Ege Joanna Ege ... Liv Nansen
Jon Eikemo Jon Eikemo ... Adolf Lindström
Bibs Ekkel Bibs Ekkel ... Jens Daugaard-Jensen
Lise Fjeldstad Lise Fjeldstad ... Mrs. Nansen
Astrid Folstad Astrid Folstad ... Betty (as Astrid Follestad)
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Storyline

Currently in disfavor, Captain Robert Falcon Scott is an explorer without an expedition. Finding rivalry not only abroad but amongst his peers at home, he is secretly overjoyed when Shackleton's expedition to the South Pole fails spectacularly.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fridtjof Nansen: I've always found it unwise to underestimate the British.
Roald Amundsen: Why? Experience teaches them only one thing: that they are British, and therefore pre-eminent. But Nature is deaf to such things: she cannot hear the tunes of glory.
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