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The Last Place on Earth is a 1985 Central Television seven part serial, written by Trevor Griffiths based on the book Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. The book is an exploration of the expeditions of Captain Robert F. Scott and his Norwegian rival in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen in their attempts to reach the South Pole.

The series ran for seven episodes and starred a wide range of UK and Norwegian character actors as well as featuring some famous names, such as Max von Sydow, Richard Wilson, Sylvester McCoy and Pat Roach. It also featured performances early in their careers by Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant.

Subsequently Huntford's book was republished under the same name. The book put forth the point of view that Amundsen's success in reaching the South Pole was abetted by much superior planning, whereas errors by Scott ultimately resulted in the death of him and his companions.

Series Cast

  1. Martin Shaw

    Martin Shaw

    Captain R. F. Scott

    7 Episodes

  2. Stephen Moore

    Dr. 'Bill' Wilson

    7 Episodes

  3. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Fridtjof Nansen

    7 Episodes

  4. Pat Roach

    Pat Roach

    PO Evans

    7 Episodes

  5. Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy

    Cecil Meares

    7 Episodes

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The Last Place on Earth

Season 1

1985 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of The Last Place on Earth premiered on February 18, 1985.

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Original Language English

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