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  • Actors: Neil Oliver
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Spirit Entertainment Limited
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CIWS5VY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,683 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Neil Oliver presents this four-part BBC documentary series about the golden age of exploration. In each episode Neil traces the footsteps of a different explorer from Scotland, visiting locations including the Zambesi river, the Antarctica, Yosemite Valley and Japan, and discussing subjects such as slavery, science, conservation and war along the way. The episodes are: 'Livingstone', 'William Speirs Bruce', 'John Muir' and 'Thomas Blake Glover'.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rose on 11 Nov. 2014
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The Last Explorers is an incredibly interesting documentary. Neil Oliver follows four famous Scottish explorers who set out to plant ideas rather than flags in places that were important to them.
The documentary consists of four episodes, each consisting of the escapades of one of the individuals.
The first one is David Livingstone who felt it was his moral mission to end the slave trade in central Africa and used his fame to accomplish the task. He wanted to reshape British values, and bring commerce, Christianity, and civilisation to Africa. Though history records the noble side of Livingstone, Neil shows that he at times twisted the truth to get the funding he needed!
The second episode follows William Speirs Bruce, a scientific explorer, who set out to conquer Antarctica. The journey was most hazardous as they sailed the tempestuous Southern Ocean and this, in the early twentieth century, without the modern technology that we have at our disposal today.
The third episode is about John Muir who explored the natural world and devoted his life to convince others to see the beauty of his discoveries. He is acknowledged as one of the founders of America's National Parks. This episode is the one I enjoyed the most as it showcased the beautiful Yosemite Valley in California. This is a very beautiful park and the photography and scenery, as in the other episodes, is spectacular. It reminded me of a holiday I had there some years ago.
The fourth episode is about Thomas Blake Glover who was instrumental in modernising Japan, making it into one of the most aggressive and powerful economies in the world.
I can highly recommend this documentary. It is a BBC production, so professional and informative .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Kirk Hambleton on 20 Oct. 2014
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Have become a fan of Neil Oliver. Everything he does seems to be of the quality. I love his no nonsense way of getting through that is rarely done by teaching type people. Easy to understand
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Drwhoman on 8 Aug. 2013
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I always enjoy Neil Oliver DVDs. He combines a detailed knowledge with a confident and interesting commentary style. I recommend!
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another triumph of how to make a documentary. Neil Oliver really seems to know and love his subject and understand what his audience wants.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By kiakatz on 16 Oct. 2013
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What can I say but this is very interesting to watch. Neil Oliver does his usual great job on presenting. When he makes a programme I always watch as I know it will be very good. I learned a lot about forgotten heroes and faulty heroes. Please keep making these types of DVDs. Would highly recommend.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DJ on 16 Oct. 2013
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The quality of this is the best and the content is made exciting by Neil Oliver as usual. It is as if you are with him on each of his adventures. I really would recommend this to anyone of any age, or the whole family.
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