The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5
Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5

Swapping a potentially easy life of retirement for a third voyage around the Pacific, the relationship between Captain and crew is severely tested as Cook leads his men on an expedition that if successful would dwarf everything he had so far achieved –…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4
Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4

This episode deals with Cook’s second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land – an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 3
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 3

Having fulfilled his Admiralty brief Captain Cook opted to tale the long way back to Britain so he could chart the East Coast of Australia and explore the mysterious land. The Aboriginal people showed more caution than their Polynesian counterparts upon the Endeavour’s…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2

The second of six episodes following Sam Neill travelling in the wake of Captain Cook around the Pacific, 250 years on from when Cook made his first voyage. This episode sees Sam in New Zealand, a country he calls home. Sam considers not…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 1
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 1

250 YEARS AFTER Captain James Cook began his epic exploration of the Pacific, Sam Neill journeys in the wake, uncovering stories that resonate from those times on both sides of the beach. Visiting the islands and lands where Cook went and meeting the…

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