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15th October 2009

Serious Adventure is a serious success!

We were pleased to hear recently of the success of Marshall Corwin’s (1972, Mathematics) Serious Adventure television series. The programme, which The Sunday Times called “brilliant, irresistibly enjoyable”, sees groups of young people travel through some of the world’s most inhospitable places, including, in previous series, the jungles of Borneo and the Arctic. Mr Corwin produces and directs the series for Children’s BBC, and also wrote the companion book to the series – Serious Survival: How to Poo In the Arctic and Other Essential Tips for Explorers, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Junior Science Books Prize.

Series 5 of the series, Serious Andes – in which eight 12-15 year-olds attempted to conquer the 6000 m Ecuadorian peak Cotopaxi – won both a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society (RTS) award, completing the hat-trick of each award for the series.

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