The Three Voyages Of Captain Cook

Three programmes reassessing the explorer

Episodes

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01Further Than Any Other Man2002092320180818 (BBC7)
20180819 (BBC7)

Dr Nigel Rigby explores Captain Cook's first voyage of 1768-71.

Dr Nigel Rigby explores the voyages of the famous explorer.

Dr Nigel Rigby explores Captain Cook's first voyage of 1768-71.

Dr Nigel Rigby examines the achievements of Captain Cook's first voyage of 1768-71.

02Terra Australis Incognita2002093020180825 (BBC7)
20180826 (BBC7)

Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific was in many ways a negative achievement.

Dr Nigel Rigby explores the voyages of the famous explorer.

How Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific amounted to a negative achievement in many ways - and demonstrated that there was indeed no great Southern Continent in temperate latitudes.

In the second of three programmes, Dr Nigel Rigby of the National Maritime Museum reassesses the life of this complex man.

Reader: Bill Wallis
Music composed and performed by John Metcalfe.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

Nigel Rigby considers Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific, which demonstrated that the fabled great southern continent was a myth.

03This Melancholy Affair2002100720180901 (BBC7)
20180902 (BBC7)

Cook's third great voyage was to the South Pacific, to find the fabled North West Passage.

Dr Nigel Rigby explores the voyages of the famous explorer.

03 LASTThis Melancholy Affair20021007

Dr Nigel Rigby considers Cook's third voyage to the South Pacific, a probable attempt to find the fabled North West Passage which cost Cook his life.