Most Daring was an American reality television show produced by Nash Entertainment and truTV Original Productions, originally airing on truTV Channel in 7 seasons from September 2007 to July 2010. Initially showing only rescue footage, it later became a companion to the show Most Shocking and like its sister show, it features footage of police chases, daring rescues, auto accidents, and other crazy and outrageous content which sometimes could be scary for some viewers. It bills itself as "The Footage too shocking for Most Shocking."
|Theme music composer||Shawn K. Clement|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||94 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce Nash|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nash Entertainment|
|Distributor||truTV Original Productions|
Chiller (TV channel)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||September 12, 2007 –|
July 15, 2010
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||12||September 12, 2007||March 12, 2008|
|2||14||March 19, 2008||August 6, 2008|
|3||13||September 17, 2008||January 7, 2009|
|4||15||January 14, 2009||July 15, 2009|
|5||13||July 29, 2009||October 21, 2009|
|6||13||October 28, 2009||January 27, 2010|
|7||14||February 17, 2010||July 15, 2010|
|Country||TV Network(s)||Series Premiere||Weekly Schedule||Status|
|Australia||Fox8||Unknown||Weekdays 2:30 pm||Currently airing|
|Belgium||2BE||Unknown||Mondays 8:00 pm||Currently airing|
|Brazil||TruTV||Unknown||Saturdays 11:00 pm||Currently airing|
|Estonia||Kanal 12||Unknown||Weekends||Currently airing|
|Greece||Skai TV||Unknown||Weekends 3:00 pm||Currently airing|
|India||AXN India||Unknown||Monday to Thursday 11:00 pm||Currently airing|
|Italy||Sky Italia||Unknown||Unknown||Currently airing|
|Norway||Viasat 4||Unknown||Fridays 8:35 pm||Currently airing|
|Pakistan||AXN Pakistan||Unknown||Unknown||Currently airing|
|Poland||Polsat Play||December 1, 2012||Variable||Varied|
|United Arab Emirates||MBC Action||Unknown||Thursdays 4:00 pm||Currently airing|
|United Kingdom||Virgin 1||Unknown||Unknown||Varied|
(All of above times are local times of each country)
Repeats of the series are currently airing on the digital broadcast network Quest.
Bezdonys (Polish: Bezdany; Russian and Belarusian: Безданы) is a town in Lithuania, located to the north of Vilnius, within the Vilnius district municipality. It is best known for the 1908 Bezdany raid, one of the most daring and successful train robberies in history. According to the Lithuanian census of 2011, the town had 743 inhabitants.Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36500
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36500 is a historic, 36-foot lifeboat that is berthed at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. Built in 1946, it is notable for its involvement in the SS Pendleton rescue, one of the most daring such events recorded in the history of the United States Coast Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and now serves as a museum boat.Escape from Davao
Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War, is a non-fiction, military history book written by John D. Lukacs. The book is the story of the only large-scale group of American prisoners of war to escape from a Japanese prison camp in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The ten escaped POWs were the first to break the news of the infamous Bataan Death March and other atrocities committed by the Japanese to the world.The ten POWs, after two months of planning and preparation, escaped from Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao in the Philippines on April 4, 1943, and were led by Lt. William Dyess and assisted by two Filipino convicts. The American prisoners spent a year in captivity, and after escape spent several months on the run. The group underwent unspeakable conditions, and once rescued were able to convey the realities of Japanese POW camps to the U.S. government, eventually prompting increased U.S. military action in the Pacific.Lukacs constructed the book's narrative – including the grim details of the three-week-long Bataan Death March, the grisly treatment of the prisoners of war by the Japanese, and the difficult escape itself – through interviews with surviving characters, archival research, personal correspondence, and periodicals. He also visited the battlefields of Bataan and Corregidor, as well as the prison itself, which remains in use by the government of the Republic of the Philippines.The book was reviewed favorably by publications including Pittsburgh Magazine, World War II Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Arizona Republic, San Angelo Standard-Times, and Seattle Weekly. Booklist and Kirkus Reviews also gave the book plaudits. Lukacs presented a one-hour talk about the book televised by C-SPAN at the MacArthur Memorial in June 2010. The author also received the 2011 Senator John Heinz Community Advocate Award from the Veterans’ Leadership Program of Pittsburgh, for the book. A documentary film helmed by Lukacs, 4-4-43, was created about the book's subject matter.Eugene F. Clark
Commander Eugene Franklin Clark (18 July 1911 – 26 June 1998) was a U.S. Navy officer.Georgia Anne Muldrow
Georgia Anne Muldrow (born 1983) is an American musician from Los Angeles, California. AllMusic described her as "one of the most daring and important (albeit underappreciated) artists of her time". In 2008, she co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with fellow artist and husband Dudley Perkins.Henryk Iwański
Henryk Iwański (1902-1978), nom de guerre Bystry, was a member of the Polish resistance during World War II. He is known for leading one of the most daring actions of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) in support of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. For his assistance to the Polish Jews Iwański was bestowed the title of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 1964.Jean Lannes
Jean Lannes, 1st Duc de Montebello, Prince de Siewierz (10 April 1769 – 31 May 1809), was a Marshal of the Empire. He was one of Napoleon's most daring and talented generals. Napoleon once commented on Lannes: "I found him a pygmy and left him a giant". A personal friend of the emperor, he was allowed to address him with the familiar "tu", as opposed to the formal "vous".Jocelyne Saab
Jocelyne Saab (30 April 1948 – 7 January 2019) was a journalist and film director from Lebanon. She is recognized as one of the pioneers of Lebanese cinema and "one of the country's most daring filmmakers".List of Most Daring episodes
Most Daring is a reality television series broadcast on truTV. The series premiered on September 12, 2007 and is currently seven seasons. In season four, was broadcast first special episode Best of Most Daring 1: Wild Women on June 23, 2009 on truTV, the second special episode Best of Most Daring 2: Wild Drivers and Wicked Crashes premiered on July 15, 2009.Piracy in the British Virgin Islands
Piracy in the British Virgin Islands was prevalent during the so-called "Golden Age of Piracy", mainly during the age of 1690-1730. Privateering was also widely practised in the jurisdiction throughout frequent colonial wars, not least by emancipated slaves who, with in preference to back-breaking labour in the fields for pitiful wages, took enormous risks to capture fortunes on the seas with the sanction of the Crown. In 1808, Patrick Colquhoun, a prize agent for the Territory spoke of "the most daring outrages which are frequently committed by people of colour."Prunaru Charge
The Prunaru Charge (Romanian: Şarja de la Prunaru) was one of the most daring actions of the Romanian Armed Forces in World War I. The cavalry charge took place on November 28 [O.S. November 15] 1916 in Prunaru (today part of Bujoreni commune, Teleorman County), and was a component operation of the Battle of Bucharest.Péter Besenyei
Péter Besenyei (born 1956) is a Hungarian aerobatics pilot and world champion air racer. He was born on 8 June 1956 in Körmend, Hungary. He lived near the airport of Budapest and became interested in flying when he was a child. From watching 1962 World Aerobatic Championships he decided to become a pilot. At 15 years of age he flew a glider for the first time. In 1976 Péter entered his first flying competition by piloting a glider and showed his talent, finishing in second place.
Péter Besenyei became an aerobatics pilot and won several titles in national and international championships. He won his first gold medal in 1982 at the Austrian National Championships. His specialty is free-style aerobatics. He invented a number of original snap rolls and, in 1984, the "knife-edge spin". In 1995 Péter Besenyei won 2 gold and 2 silver medals and he was named the most successful aerobatics pilot of his time. In 2001 Besenyei flew upside down under the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, that spans the river Danube in Budapest, a maneuver that became a standard in air races today.
Besenyei is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship because of his work helping develop it. He was asked, in 2001 by Austrian energy-drink company Red Bull, to help develop the concept of an air racing competition. With enthusiasm he helped set up the rules and regulations and carefully selected the most daring pilots, with skills and courage, to handle the extreme physical and mental challenges of the air race. The first race was held in 2003 in Zeltweg, Austria. After two years the competition became a worldwide organization of Red Bull Air Race World Series.
He is currently a test pilot for the Hungarian Aviation Office and a flying instructor for aerobatic pilots on Zivko Edge 540. Péter enjoys car racing, skiing, sky diving, fishing, and photography. Besenyei retired from the Red Bull Air Race at the completion of the 2015 season.Raid on Annapolis Royal (1781)
The Raid on Annapolis Royal took place on 29 August 1781 during the American Revolutionary War. The raid involved two American privateers attacking and pillaging Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia to revenge the British destruction of the Penobscot Expedition. One historian described it as "one of the most daring and dramatic raids upon Nova Scotia."SS Pendleton
SS Pendleton was a Type T2-SE-A1 tanker built in 1944 in Portland, Oregon, United States, for the War Shipping Administration. She was sold in 1948 to National Bulk Carriers, serving until February 1952 when she broke in two in a storm. The T2 tanker ships were prone to splitting in two in cold weather. The ship's sinking and crew rescue (along with break-up and rescue of its sister ship the SS Fort Mercer) is the topic of the 2009 book The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias. Tougias' book inspired the 2016 Disney-produced film The Finest Hours with Chris Pine, which focuses on the Pendleton rescue.Shozo Shimamoto
Shozo Shimamoto (嶋本 昭三, Shimamoto Shōzō, January 22, 1928 – January 25, 2013) was a Japanese artist. He was a co-founder (along with Jirō Yoshihara) of the avant garde Gutai group formed in the 1950s, and his works are in museum collections such as those of the Tate Gallery and the Tate Modern (in both London and Liverpool) and the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe, Japan. New York Times art critic Roberta Smith  has noted him as one of the most daring and independent experimentalists of the postwar international art scene in the 1950s. Internationally today he is especially noted for his work in the "mail art" genre, of which he was a pioneer.Sidi Haneish Airfield
Sidi Haneish Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield complex in Egypt, in the western desert, about 235 miles (376 km) west-northwest of Cairo.
The airfield, known as Haggag el Qasaba by the German Luftwaffe, was the location of one of the most daring raids during World War II by the British Special Air Service (SAS). On the night of 26 July 1942, SAS Detachment "L", also known as "Stirling's Raiders", attacked the airfield, then under Luftwaffe control. Driving a convoy of 18 American jeeps, the raiders destroyed 18 German aircraft and damaged several other aircraft in a night raid. The attack damaged the Luftwaffe's capability during the German invasion of Egypt and also, by the destruction of many transport aircraft, severely diminished its ability to re-supply German land forces in the field.The airfield was later used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force during the Eastern Desert Campaign by the British Eighth Army, which the 57th Fighter Group, flew P-40 Warhawks from on 8–12 November 1942.
It was apparently abandoned after the western desert campaign moved into Libya, and eventually was taken over by the desert. Close examination of aerial photography of the desert shows some evidence of disturbance which could indicate where it existed.Telepolis
Telepolis is a German Internet magazine, published by the Heinz Heise Verlag since the beginning of 1996.It was founded by journalists Armin Medosch and Florian Rötzer and deals with privacy, science, culture, internet-related and general politics and media. Other authors are Mathias Bröckers, Gabriele Hooffacker or Burkhard Schröder.
Telepolis received the European prize for online journalism in the category "investigative reporting" in 2000 for its coverage of the Echelon project; in 2002, it received the Online Grimme prize.
It periodically releases special issues, the first printed edition (01/2005) being on "Aliens - how researchers and space travellers want to uncover their presence." One of the articles in this edition, perhaps the most daring, described the so-called theory of everything (TOE) proposed by Burkhard Heim and its alleged applications to spacecraft propulsion. (Heim theory is not part of mainstream physics, and few physicists would describe it as a TOE.) Others deal with SETI and exobiology.The Finest Hours (2016 film)
The Finest Hours is a 2016 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The screenplay, written by Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy, is based on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. The film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana, and chronicles the historic 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the crew of SS Pendleton, after the ship split apart during a nor'easter off the New England coast.The Finest Hours was released in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats on January 29, 2016. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics and was a box office flop, grossing just $52 million against its $70–80 million production budget.Victor Rodger
Victor Rodger (born 1969) is a New Zealand journalist, actor and award-winning playwright of Samoan and Pākehā heritage. He has a recurring role as Dr. Henry Mapasua on Shortland Street. Rodger's father is from the village of Iva from Savai'i island in Samoa.Rodger's play Sons won acclaim at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (1998) and received the Best New Writer and Most Outstanding New New Zealand Play awards. In 2001, he won the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award.
Other plays include Ranterstantrum (2002) and My Name is Gary Cooper (2007), produced and staged by Auckland Theatre Company and starred a Samoan cast including Robbie Magasiva, Anapela Polataivao, Goretti Chadwick and Kiwi actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
Erotic, funny and full of machete-sharp dialogue, one of our most daring contemporary playwrights offers a new insight into the steamy side of Paradise. Sian Robertson, Theatreview, 2007.
Rodger was born in Christchurch. In 1995, Rodger entered Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in Wellington and graduated two years later. In 1997, his play Cunning Stunts was performed at Bats Theatre in Wellington.
He gained the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency (2006) based at the University of Hawai'i. During 2004-2005, he studied film writing at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. In 2009, he was the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence in Christchurch. He held the 2016 Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago.His play Ranterstantrum (2002) was commissioned for the bi-ennial New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.
He is also a writer and a storyliner for TV soap Shortland Street. His play Sons was published by Huia Publishers in 2008, and My Name Is Gary Cooper was published by Playmarket in 2012, in the anthology Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays.
His acting roles include Stickmen (2001), Mercy Peak and a recurring role on Shortland Street as Dr. Henry Mapasua.
In 2013 he was awarded the Contemporary Pacific Art Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifka Awards.
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