Voyages of Discovery

The Figure of the Earth

Series 1 - Episode 4 The Figure of the Earth

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Summary

Paul Rose visits Ecuador to examine the tale of an 18th-century expedition in which a group of French intellectuals set out to determine the shape of the Earth. The mission was beset by problems from the start as disease, disputes and affairs set the explorers on separate paths and, while great discoveries were made, the team was still to face theft, death and despair.

Cast & Crew

Director Annabel Gillings
Producer Annabel Gillings
Series Producer Jeremy Phillips
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