Frozen North – Sir Hubert’s Forgotten Submarine Expedition – Sir Hubert Wilkins was one of the most successful polar explorers of all times. In 1931 his Nautilus Expedition, for the first time in history, undertook the challenge to reach the North Pole by submarine, in his specially-built sub named the Nautilus. This very early submarine was named after the fictional submarine in Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. The documentary recounts the adventurous journey of an obsessed explorer who devoted his entire life to the exploration and research of the polar region. 70 Years later we accompany oceanographer Hans Fricke on his search for the wreck of the Nautilus.
airs 1/29 at 10 p.m.