Shackleton (1983)

  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
  • First Air Date: 1983-04-13
  • Last Air Date: 1983-05-04
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Networks: BBC Two
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A four-part drama adaptation about the life of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Based on Shackleton’s own journals. In 1914 Ernest Shackleton chooses to lead a team on their famous journey aboard the Endurance. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia.

  • Keywords: historical drama, polar exploration, polar expedition
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    Shackleton Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1983-04-13
    4 Episodes

    Shackleton Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 1125 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 2125 min
    • Michael Hayward

      as ‘Putty’ Marston
    • David Schofield

      as Sir Ernest Shackleton
    • David Rodigan

      as Frank Wild
    Sound Francis Shaw Music
    Production Michael Treen Production Manager
    Production Maggie Stevens Production Assistant
    Art Bill Bonner Property Buyer
    Art Steve Connelly Graphic Designer
    Visual Effects Peter Day Visual Effects Designer
    Visual Effects George Reed Visual Effects Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Reg Samuel Costume Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Jean Speak Makeup Artist
    Camera David Whitson Director of Photography
    Sound Ron Edmonds ADR Mixer
    Production John Harris Producer
    Production Adam Clapham Executive Producer