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The Last Place on Earth 

Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Captain R. F. Scott 7 episodes, 1985
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...  Roald Amundsen 7 episodes, 1985
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ...  Dr. 'Bill' Wilson 7 episodes, 1985
Ståle Bjørnhaug Ståle Bjørnhaug ...  Olav Bjaaland 6 episodes, 1985
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  P.O. Lashly 6 episodes, 1985
Hugh Grant ...  Cherry-Garrard 6 episodes, 1985
Michael Maloney ...  Lt. 'Teddy' Evans 6 episodes, 1985
Richard Morant ...  Capt. 'Titus' Oates 6 episodes, 1985
Sylvester McCoy ...  Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers 6 episodes, 1985
Robin Soans ...  Surgeon Atkinson 6 episodes, 1985
Tom Gerrard Tom Gerrard ...  P.O. Keohane 5 episodes, 1985
Jan Hårstad ...  Helmer Hanssen 5 episodes, 1985
Erik Hivju Erik Hivju ...  Sverre Hassel 5 episodes, 1985
Ivar Nørve Ivar Nørve ...  Oscar Wisting 5 episodes, 1985
Daragh O'Malley Daragh O'Malley ...  P.O. Crean 5 episodes, 1985
Paul Rothery Paul Rothery ...  'Silas' Wright 5 episodes, 1985
Pat Roach ...  P.O. Evans 5 episodes, 1985
Susan Wooldridge ...  Kathleen Bruce - Mrs. Scott / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Jon Eikemo Jon Eikemo ...  Adolf Lindström 4 episodes, 1985
Bill Nighy ...  Cecil Meares 4 episodes, 1985
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ...  Gran 4 episodes, 1985
Jirí Stanislav Jirí Stanislav ...  Dimitri 4 episodes, 1985
Hans Ola Sørlie Hans Ola Sørlie ...  Jorgen Stubberud 4 episodes, 1985
Max von Sydow ...  Fridtjof Nansen 3 episodes, 1985
Lawrence Douglas ...  Bernard Day 3 episodes, 1985
Per Theodor Haugen Per Theodor Haugen ...  Leon Amundsen 3 episodes, 1985
Alexander Knox ...  Sir Clements Markham 3 episodes, 1985
Toralv Maurstad Toralv Maurstad ...  Hjalmar Johansen 3 episodes, 1985
Peter Jeffrey ...  Lord Curzon 3 episodes, 1985
Nils Ole Oftebro Nils Ole Oftebro ...  Lt. Nilsen 3 episodes, 1985
Sue Robinson Sue Robinson ...  Mrs. Ory Wilson 3 episodes, 1985
Bjørn Skagestad Bjørn Skagestad ...  Kristian Prestrud 3 episodes, 1985
Robin Summers Robin Summers ...  P.O. Clissold 3 episodes, 1985
Erik Bye Erik Bye ...  Andreas Beck 2 episodes, 1985
Cliff Burnett Cliff Burnett ...  Reg Skelton 2 episodes, 1985
Brian Dennehy ...  Frederick Cook 2 episodes, 1985
Julian Fox Julian Fox ...  Lt. Campbell 2 episodes, 1985
Astrid Folstad Astrid Folstad ...  Betty 2 episodes, 1985
Anthony Hyde Anthony Hyde ...  Dr. Simpson 2 episodes, 1985
Terry Kingley Terry Kingley ...  Griffith Taylor 2 episodes, 1985
Jane Laurie Jane Laurie ...  Hilda Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Peter Sands ...  Lt. Pennell 2 episodes, 1985
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ...  Lord Howard De Walden 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Todd ...  Mr. Barnes 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Wilson ...  Scott Keltie 2 episodes, 1985
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, selflessness and self-delusion, in a land where victory must be secondary to survival. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Scott and Amundsen both wanted to be first to the Pole. One of them was. The other became a hero.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (UK) See more »

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The Last Place on Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenland

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song that Olav Bjaaland (Ståle Bjørnhaug) sings when the Norwegian team breaks the "farthest south" record is "Nordmannen", also called "Millom Bakkar og Berg". The lyrics are by the Norwegian poet and linguist, Ivar Aasen (1813-1896), best known for developing the "landsmaal" written language from rural Norwegian dialects. The music is by Ludvig Lindeman (1812-1887). See more »

Goofs

In the series, Amundsen visits Dr Frederick Cook in Leavenworth Prison shortly after the publication of Scott's journal. In reality, the meeting took place more than a decade later, in 1926, when Cook was serving a sentence for his part in an alleged oil fraud. See more »

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Arguably the very best exploration film ever made.
18 October 2001 | by JANA-7See all my reviews

Roland Huntford's meticulous and exhaustive research of Scott and Amudsen's Antarctic exploration efforts for winning the South Pole help make the making of this film a Directors dream and challenge. Outstanding cinematography and period costume design push this great story to the highest level of viewing. The film should be mandatory viewing for all highschoolers. The historical and geographical values will enhance ones knowledge of this very special period of Antarctic exploration in the early 1900s. The British and Norwegian actors perform their skills with convincing emotion. The film, based on Huntford's documentary brilliance, gives us all time to ponder what really happened in claiming the South Pole and lays to rest a good deal of sentimental nonsense,which some of us were subjected to during our high school days.


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