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Wilderness Explored 2008

  • 2008-10-21T16:00:00-07:00
  • BBC Four
  • 2008-10-07T17:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
Two hundred years ago vast expanses of the Arctic, Australian desert and central African jungle were virtually unknown to European explorers - literally great blanks on the map, their wildernesses places of unimaginable fear. But explorers were to change that. Some brave, some learned, many greedy, most ill-prepared for what they were to face, they embarked on expeditions to test their mettle, seek riches, and to discover and lay claim to whole uncharted territories. Wilderness Explored three-part documentary series telling the stories of early European explorers who reached the wildernesses of the Arctic Australia and the Congo.

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