This Sunday on the TV, eh? Internet radio show on Blogtalkradio my guests are from the upcoming CBC miniseries Everest: actor Eric Johnson (Smallville) and director Graeme Campbell (Instant Star). Join us Sunday, August 17 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern or catch the podcast later.
Synopsis – Everest, airing Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 on CBC
An eclectic and combative mix of Canadians go to climb the world’s tallest and most historic peak. Laurie Skeslit has just lost his best friend in a climbing accident near Banff that he believes was his fault. As the expedition treks through the dramatic Nepalese countryside toward Everest the angry conflicts between the Expedition leaders do little to reassure the deep doubts Laurie has about climbing and the guilt he feels over his friend’s death.
No sooner are they on the mountain than a huge avalanche kills three of them. Two days later, a collapse of ice seracs crushes another. The media turns against them, the sponsors cut off supplies and tell them to come home. The mountain is too unstable. Half of the climbers leave. As the rest are about to go, Laurie digs deep to find inspiration and becomes convinced they must go on. Inspired by the ghosts of past climbs, deaths and triumphs, he and a small group decide to give it one last try.
Starring Eric Johnson, Jason Priestley, William Shatner, and Leslie Hope.
Coming up on TV, eh? Blogtalkradio:
August 24, producer JJ Johnson talks about the innovative kids exercise series Roll Play, which has 18 bands writing original music for the upcoming season, as well as the series Are We There Yet: World Adventure, where two sibling pairs travel to 10 countries.