BURMA’S SECRET JUNGLE WAR with JOE SIMPSON BBC2 series
Work is nearing completion on this epic new series for BBC2 made by Arrow Media.
Renowned climber Joe Simpson, who told his amazing story of survival in the book and film Touching The Void, is going on an extreme journey of discovery to learn more about the father he barely knew together with Ed Stafford.
The journey will take him on a hazardous trek through a remote corner of Myanmar (Burma) that’s been off-limits for decades, to retrace his father’s steps in a little-known area of World War II history.
Twenty-one-year-old Ian Simpson was one of 1,350 ‘Chindits’ – special forces who were dropped into the jungle to fight a gruelling campaign behind Japanese lines, struggling against the rugged terrain, heat exhaustion, and the ravages of disease. Series Director: Alexis Girardet