Beyond The Pole. Image shows from L to R: Brian Tongue (Rhys Thomas), Mark Bark Jones (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Shooting Pictures.

Beyond The Pole

Beyond The Pole

British comedy film about an environmentally friendly expedition to the North Pole. Stars Rhys Thomas and Stephen Mangan

Genre
Film
Released
2009
Creators
Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst
Starring
Rhys Thomas, Stephen Mangan, Mark Benton, Rosie Cavaliero, Alexander Skarsgard, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Patrick Baladi, Clive Russell and others
Writers
Neil Warhurst and David L Williams
Director
David L Williams
Producers
Andrew J Curtis, David L Williams, Dean O'Toole and Helen Baxendale

Stephen Mangan and Rhys Thomas star as Mark and Brian, two men who are setting out on the first carbon neutral, vegetarian, and organic expedition ever to attempt the North Pole. As a world first they have high hopes of getting into the Guinness Book of Records and, if all goes well, of saving the planet from global warming.

Unfortunately they have never done anything like this before. And they hadn't reckoned on the polar bears, the cocky gay Norwegians, or on Mark's rapidly loosening grip on reality.

No one said saving the planet was easy, but does it have to be this hard?

It's the story of two men trying to find their place in the world before the end of the world. And it asks one question of us all - how far would you go to save the planet?

Production Details

UK certificate
15
Duration
87 minutes
Release date
12th February 2010
Premiere
12th February 2009 at the ICA
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 7th May 2012 at 1:20am on Dave

Website links

Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • View location details
  • View broadcast details of 6 past repeats

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?