Here’s a quick heads-up for my friends across the pond. The Wildest Dream, the excellent docu-drama about Mallory and Irvine’s ill-fated attempt to summit Everest back in 1924 will debut tonight on BBC2 at 9PM local time. The film is narrated by Liam Neeson and stars the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Hugh Dancy, and Alan Rickman. It also features Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding as the climbers themselves.
I caught the film on Netflix a few months back and really enjoyed it. It was a well done production that offers great insight into the climb, while also exploring the personal lives of these two men who are so much a part of Everest lore. Check-out the trailer for the film below to find out more.
Of course, I realize this is coming late in the day, so if you miss tonight’s airing of the film, be sure to tune in on Sunday, the 21st, at 5:30PM. Definitely well worth a watch!
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