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Steve Fossett in The Last Great Adventure

The Last Great Adventure

2000 NR

Three contenders vie to be the first person to circle the Earth in a hot-air balloon in this three-part BBC series. The competitors are wealthy American businessman Steve Fossett, Virgin Records founder Richard Branson and Bertrand Piccard, grandson of the inventor of the pressurized cabin. The journey is as suspenseful as any fictional drama, with the three adventurers facing incredible challenges along the way.