Author's note: The characters of the play are the men of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910, who made the final dash to the Pole: Captain Robert Falcon Scott, C.V.O., R.N., leader of the exxpedition; Edward Adrian Wilson, B.A., M.B., chief of the scientific staff; Captain Lawrence E.G. Oates of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons; Lieutenant Henry R. Bowers, R.I.M., Petty Officer Edward Evans, R.N.
Sources of the play were Scott's diary and Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World. D.A.S.
The Fire in the Snow, a verse drama based on Scott's 1911-1912 Antarctic expedition was first produced 5 June 1941 on ABC radio.
Broadcast on ABC Radio National on Sunday 2 January 2011 as part of the Playing the 20th Century series.