The Pacific in the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill is a six part series on Foxtel’s History Channel currently showing Monday nights at 7.30pm. The series is also being broadcast on New Zealand’s Free to Air channel Prime TV on Sundays at 8.30pm.
250 years after Captain James Cook began his epic exploration of the Pacific, Sam Neill journeys in his wake uncovering stories that resonate from those times on both sides of the beach. Visiting the islands and lands where Cook went and meeting the descendants of the people Cook met, Sam hears their stories from oral tradition. What did Cook’s arrival mean to Pacific island cultures, then and now?