An etching of the ill-fated HMS Erebus in the Canadian Arctic. Below: Michael Palin. Pictures: Alamy

Michael Palin retraces final journey of ill-fated HMS Erebus in new book, tries to piece together ship’s tragic end

The beloved broadcaster and actor brings the 19th-century Royal Navy ship and its crew to life as he relives the perilous expeditions it undertook, even if routine naval life did not always prove exciting

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An etching of the ill-fated HMS Erebus in the Canadian Arctic. Below: Michael Palin. Pictures: Alamy
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