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One Man and His Dog lives on

July 26 2013

At the height of its popularity in the early 80s, sheep herding TV programme One Man and His Dog regularly drew in eight million viewers each week that’s two million more than the Apprentice final last week. Now, it’s lucky to get a million and a half for its one-off shows.


The man behind the myth

October 4 2014

“The pallid twilight of daybreak hung over the still waters of King Edward Cove in the early hours of 5 January 1922. From shore, it was possible to glimpse the outlines of Quest, a small wooden ship anchored in the bay. On board Quest, as night gave way to day, Sir Ernest Shackleton succumbed to a massive heart attack and died. It was a passing which simultaneously marked the loss of the greatest British explorer of the age and the moment when the celebrated era of Antarctic exploration, which was epitomised by the exploits of Shackleton, came to an end.”