The Great White Silence: How Do They Do It?

Recently restored and ready to be revealed, The Great White Silence is the official film record of Captain Scott's trip to the South Pole. Here, Discovery Channel meets the BFI National Archive team responsible for restoring and remastering Herbert Ponting's 1924 film.
The results are exceptional - details once barely visible in the image are now clear and sharp. The individual members of the Expedition are recognisable, and you can even discern something of their character, which to Polar enthusiasts will be a revelation.



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