Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reality Is Cast Adrift

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reality Is Cast Adrift

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O NOW TV producers have now taken to scouring the history books for ideas.

s. Did you know that 230 years ago, after the legendary mutiny on the Bounty, a group of sailors were abandoned in a tiny boat in the Pacific? But in an incredible feat of survival, they navigated 4,000 miles to safety, fending for themselves with little food, water or shelter.

Reality show klaxon! What can we look forward to next? The quest to discover a country? An ark-building challenge? Britain's Got Battles? In Mutiny, Ant Middleton, of SAS: Who Dares Wins, steps into Captain Bligh's shoes as leader of the expedition, joined by eight other men including, sensibly, a carpenter, a doctor, and specialist sailors.

They are cast adrift in the same spot on the Pacific Ocean, in a replica boat, with the same rations (ie. not much), no toilets and no shelter. …

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