Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery

2008, Other
Explorer Paul Rose tells of some of the most daring oceanic voyages ever made.

Episode Guide

  • Voyages of Discovery - Hanging by a Thread (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Hanging by a Thread

    A rescue mission in 1939 to save the crew from the USS Squalus after it sinks to the North Atlantic floor.

  • Voyages of Discovery - The Figure of the Earth (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Figure of the Earth

    In the 18th century, three Frenchmen set off to measure the shape of the Earth.

  • Voyages of Discovery - The Ice King (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Ice King

    In 1892, Fridtjof Nansen plans a dangerous expedition to the North Pole.

  • Voyages of Discovery - The Making of Captain Cook (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Making of Captain Cook

    Captain James Cook accurately charted New Zealand, unexpectedly discovered the Great Barrier Reef and found thousands of new samples of flora and fauna.

  • Voyages of Discovery - Circumnavigation (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Ferdinand Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the globe.