The Big Read: Battle of the Books | Touching the Void v White Spider

Based on Touching the Void  by Joe Simpson

John Sergeant presides as Jack Klaff and Marielle Frostrup battle to convince the audience which book to read: 'Touching the Void' by Joe Simpson or 'White Spider' by Heinrich Harrer.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Duration: 28'46''
  • Broadcast date: 2004

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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