SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
ALSO VIEWABLE THIS WEEK FROM 18-24 MARCH ON BBC IPLAYER
'James Caird Society members and followers may wish to be alerted to Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero, originally transmitted on 18 March on the BBC's northern regions, and now to be shown on Sunday 22 April on BBC2 (exact time to be confirmed).'
In this documentary, presenter and Polar explorer Paul Rose offers a vivid, gripping and, thoughtfully researched and notably well-presented outline of Frank Wild's life and very significant achievements. He also joins Wild's relatives, now living in Australia, on an expedition to bury Wild's newly rediscovered ashes next to his beloved leader Sir Ernest Shackleton (represented by his granddaughter Alexandra, the Society's president) at Grytviken, on the remote island of South Georgia.
Wild was never entirely forgotten; but this larger-than-life documentary accords him, not before time, the prominence he well deserves. Please note that although the hour-long film has now been broadcast in BBC North East & Cumbria, Yorks & Lincs, and Yorkshire (Frank Wild, of course, came from Yorkshire - originally Skelton, then in North Yorkshire, now in Cleveland - although he later lived in Bedfordshire) the BBC has announced it can be seen on BBC2 on Sunday 22 April - the exact time to be confirmed.
There is also the BBC's iPlayer: anyone who can access material on iPlayer will be able to view it for seven days following its broadcast, until 24 April.