Clip from Episode 4 ‘Mortality’: Lush explores the deadly side of Antarctica, including Scott’s ill-fated expedition and the fatal Mt Erebus plane crash of 1979.
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Idiosyncratic TV host Marcus Lush — continuing his ratings-winning collaboration with Jam TV — goes further off the rails and further south in this five-part series about the history, environment and wildlife of Antarctica. In this short excerpt Lush disrobes for the camera to experience a Scott Base three-minute shower. He also interviews the Curator of Antarctic History at Canterbury Museum who contextualises Captain Scott's 1912 expedition to the Pole that departed from Lyttelton harbour as being "very similar to blasting off to the moon from Hagley Park".
The limit for the shower: you can only be in there for three minutes. If you're in there for more than three minutes an alarm goes off for ten seconds. If you're still not out the house maidens come in and whip you with alkathene pipe.– Marcus Lush, on showering at Scott Base.