SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
TV FILM ON SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2012 AT 7.00 ON BBC2
The striking new hour-long film Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero, presented by Paul Rose and produced by Paul Greenan, will be shown on BBC 2 on Sunday 22 April at 7.00 p.m., and will be available on BBC i-Player for a week thereafter.
Ever dependable, Frank was most stalwart and reliable of the three who accompanied Shackleton on the 'Furthest South' journey of 1909; deputy on Endurance, he was the one who maintained the spirits of the men on Elephant Island while Shackleton fetched help in 1916. And after the death of the 'Boss' Frank Wild took charge of the Quest expedition so it could fulfil some of its scientific aims.
As Rose points out, 'At these key moments of Polar history, Frank was in the thick of it. During intense periods of hardship he showed incredible courage and resourcefulness. He was a true great, standing shoulder to shoulder with Shackleton. The two made the perfect team, with Shackleton's great leadership skills, and Frank's cool head and experience, they were able to handle almost anything that the Antarctic could throw at them.'