THE ADVENTURERS presents thrilling stories of bravery, courage and daring, told through a powerful combination of historical footage, intimate firsthand accounts and dramatic reenactments. The series of one-hour programs offers inspirational testimony to the indomitable nature of the human spirit through profiles of seven famous adventurers: Neil Armstrong, Thor Heyerdahl, August and Jacques Piccard, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and Richard Byrd.

THE ADVENTURERS airs on PBS Mondays, October 20-November 17, 1997, 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). Gavin MacFadyen narrates.


Day &time: check with your local PBS station


Underwriters: Public Television Viewers, PBS and Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Producer: Café Productions Ltd. in association with Devillier Donegan Enterprises

Series producer: Hugh Purcell

Producers/directors: Alastair Laurence ("Neil Armstrong"), Christopher Warren ("Thor Heyerdahl"), David Ash ("The Piccards"), Margaret Percy ("Hillary and Tenzing") and Ken Kirby ("Richard Byrd")

Writers: Ed Fields ("Neil Armstrong," "Thor Heyerdahl" and "Hillary and Tenzing"), David Ash and Ed Fields ("The Piccards") and James Wilson ("Richard Byrd")

Format: CC


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