Scene: Solo

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started25th Mar 1971
last rpt15th Mar 1974
4 school years
duration20 mins
subject ⚖️Citizenship
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
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Solo is an episode of the BBC schools TV series Scene from the 1970s, covering citizenship for secondary school pupils.

Documentary about Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first man to sail single-handed non-stop around the world during 1968-69. He is filmed sailing in the English Channel in the same boat that he used to sail around the world, and reading from his log book and describing the journey.

==From the teacher's notes==

"The programme concentrates almost entirely on Knox-Johnston, but his experiences throw considerable light on the problems that Chay Blyth is facing. Blyth left Southampton on 20th October and at the time of writing is heading southwards into the Atlantic, in an attempt to become the first man to sail non-stop round the world from East to West (...). Knox-Johnston's story should prove very stimulating in itself, but teachers might like to use it to create extra interest in Blyth's voyage as well." - Scene teacher's notes spring 1971 p.14.

In the archive

Exists. This programme is preserved in the BBC archives.


Also broadcast on BBC 4 in November 2002, cropped into widescreen, as part of a season of programmes on Britain and the sea.


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