Falkland Islands – Jimmy the ex-whaler

This mini-documentary focuses of exploring the fascinating whaling history of the Southern Ocean. The Falkland Islands were an important stopping point for explorers and later, the whaling fleets that operated in the waters surrounding Antarctica. Jimmy Smith is one of the last Falkland Islanders who worked in the whaling stations and on the whaling ships, and in this film, he shares some of his stories and insights.


Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

The three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series was broadcast on BBC FOUR on Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Contact info@simonvacher.tv to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.