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Fever of the Deep (ITV Tues 4 Jan 1972)



Fever of the Deep Southern 1972

One off documentary Fever of the Deep looked at some people’s obsession with diving. The title came from what people called Narcocis – a mild hysteria that could affect divers.

Those taking part included crayfisherman Mark Horobin who plied his trade off the coast of Cornwall. Kathy Trout, who at the time held the women’s world skin diving record (320 feet), worked in a London dolphinarium.

Roland Morris was in search of Spanish treasure whilst Arthur Mundy was more interested in the ships that carried the treasure.

There was also an interview with Douglas Woolley who had grand ideas to try and refloat the titanic.

production details
UK / ITV – Southern / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 4 January 1972 at 10.20pm

Writer and Devisor: Graham Hurley / Camera: Slim MacDonnell / Editor and Director: Mike Connor