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Pacific with Sam Neill

250 years after Captain James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific Ocean, actor Sam Neill (And Then There Were None, Jurassic Park) sails in Cook's wake using contemporary modes of ocean travel. In PACIFIC WITH SAM NEILL, Neil explores the three world-changing voyages that Captain Cook undertook to link the Pacific with Europe.
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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM
"Resolution and Hawaii"
In a bid to find the not yet existent North West passage Cook encountered vast ice ranges and saw the impact of colonisation first hand when entering part of Alaska already overtaken by the Russians. Forced back by the ice shelf Cook retreats to Hawaii for R&R before returning to the Arctic the following summer. But that was not to be. After nearly eleven years of voyaging from the Antarctic to the Arctic Circles trading, observing, befriending chiefs and villagers alike, even participating in local culture, Cook is clubbed and stabbed and drowned in a quintessentially tropical paradise. Finally on an uninhabited islet in mid - Pacific, Sam concludes his journey from being a "mere actor" when he set out to becoming "a man of the Pacific." G
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