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Explorers Extraordinary


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Fourth of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY
4: The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Lived to Tell with plus Nigel Graham
Clifford Norgate and Alan Thompson
In August 1898 the Wide World Magazine began publishing an account of the astonishing adventures of Louis de Rougemont. The first instalment ended with the hero, shipwrecked two years before, watching from his desert island as a small catamaran appeared from over the horizon. Further instalments were to describe de Rougemont's encounters with naked savages, cannibal feasts and his quest for the two white wives of an Aborigine chief.
The story tested the credulity of his readers. Certainly it was, as the magazine declared, 'the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell,' but was it true? Narrator John Rowe Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
(Olivier Pierre is a National Theatre player)


Written By: John Keay
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Narrator: John Rowe
Producer: Alan Haydock
Louis de Rougemont: Olivier Pierre

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Explorers Extraordinary

BBC Radio 4 FM, 29 June 1985 15.30

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