BBC4 - 3 x 60 minutes - 2014
Ray Mears explores how the awesome wilderness of North America shaped the story of the Wild West. Each episode explores a different feature of the landscape: Mountains, Deserts and Great Plains. From the rocky heights of America’s mountains to its vast Great Plains and deadly deserts, Ray retraces the journeys of the early pioneers pushing west.
Grierson Award Nominated: Best Factual Series. One of BBC4’s highest rating series 929,800 4.5% share.
A Paean to North America’s epic beauty and how a landscape as awe-inspiring as this can shape the growth of an entire society. (The Independent). If it’s lyrical lines you wanted, they were shining like gold nuggets in How the Wild West was Won. (The Daily Mail).