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The Big Ice Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984 Nature Documentary

The Big Ice

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984 Nature Documentary

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Though it plays hell with cameras, Antarctica has long fascinated filmmakers. This hour-long National Film Unit documentary was assembled from a five-part TV series of the same name. There are looks at scientific research, early explorers, and Antarctica's affect on global climate. Made four decades ago, the programme warns of a possible "new and potentially dangerous warming period", and calls the greenhouse effect a "controversial scientific theory". The large cast includes penguins, a seal birth (clip two) and a heavyweight team of Kiwi scientists.

Key Cast & Crew

Clive Revill

Narrator

Lynton Diggle

Director - Antarctic Unit

Tom Williamson

Producer, Writer, Director

Bigger than the United States and Europe combined, its interior is incapable of sustaining any form of life. Yet along its shores and in its surrounding nutrient-rich seas live large populations of penguins, seals, fish and other marine species.
– Narrator Clive Revill on the Antarctic