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Top Dogs: Adventures in War, Sea and Ice

2009-2009 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Show Summary
Three iconic adventurers - newsman John Simpson, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes and solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston - go on a newsgathering trip to war-torn Afghanistan, attempt to sail around the most notorious of all maritime landmarks, Cape Horn, situated at the southernmost tip of South America, and man-haul sledges across the frozen sea ice of the Canadian Arctic.
Main Cast
N/AJohn Simpson
as (himself) [S 1]
N/ALudo Graham
as (narrator) [S 1]
 
N/ARanulph Fiennes
as (himself) [S 1]
 
N/ARobin Knox-Johnston
as (himself) [S 1]


Premiered on Network:
BBC-2 in UK

Genres: Documentary

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
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Plot
1x01 - Afghanistan:
A unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the process of overseas news reporting, as seen through the eyes of 'top dogs'. Three iconic adventurers - newsman John Simpson, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes and solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston - go on a newsgathering trip to war-torn Afghanistan. Simpson has to ensure the other two men are adequately trained and prepared for their foray into the world of the foreign correspondent. On the ground in Afghanistan, the three men aim to find out why,  [...] (More)
1x02 - Cape Horn:
The second part of a new series following three iconic adventurers - newsman John Simpson, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes and solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston - as they attempt to sail around the most notorious of all maritime landmarks, Cape Horn, situated at the southernmost tip of South America. Waves in these remote waters can reach up to eighty feet high, and fierce gales blow up out of nowhere. The programme also offers a unique insight into the life of the professional solo yachtsman.  [...] (More)
1x03 - Arctic:
The third part of the series following three iconic adventurers - newsman John Simpson, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes and solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston - as they man-haul sledges across the frozen sea ice of the Canadian Arctic. The programme reveals the true grit required to take on one of the world's most dangerous environments. Polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes lost the tips of several fingers due to the frostbite he received on his last Arctic expedition. Now, returning to the sea ice  [...] (More)
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Guide available in: english