Recreating the remarkable voyage of Lieutenant Bligh following the Mutiny on the Bounty
The Series, 5 x 60 minutes
In a unique experiment to challenge 21st century men to re-live one of the greatest feats of maritime adventure and endurance in naval history. After the legendary Mutiny on the Bounty of 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh and his loyal crewmen were cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean and left for dead. In a remarkable act of seamanship Bligh led his crew to safety across 4000 miles of ocean from Tonga to Timor.
Now, 9 men are setting out on the same gruelling journey in a replica 23ft open wooden boat, with similar equipment and the same rations of food and water that Bligh’s men had. They’ll use the 225-year-old diary kept by Bligh during the voyage as a survival handbook, to help them uncover the secrets of the seas in such unpredictable, often, brutal environments. Like Bligh’s crew they will face sudden storms, treacherous reefs and the challenge of landing on isolated tropical islands to hunt for vital supplies.
The Series was produced by Windfall Films and aired on Channel 4 in 2017.
MGM Studios acquired the international rights in 2017 and the Series has been broadcast around the World.
Sport Environment role
Sport Environment consulted on every aspect of the voyage, from the safety and commercial coding of the Boat to the navigation, planning and safety of the voyage. Conrad Humphreys was employed as the professional skipper of Bounty’s End. His role was to oversea all aspects of the voyage, develop the safety protocols, prepare the boat and crew and ultimately be responsible for the team’s welfare. For the Series, he took the role as Sailing Master, navigating the tiny open boat 4000 miles from Tonga to Timor using traditional methods.
Following the Series, Sport Environment acquired the Boat and props from Channel 4 and launched the Bounty Project an educational project inspired to offer young people the chance to experience this remarkable piece of history.
Conrad has been touring the UK doing talks about the Mutiny series and is available for bookings here