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China from Above episode 3 - Dynamic Coast

China from Above episode 3 – Dynamic Coast

China from Above episode 3 – Dynamic Coast: China is a nation of contrasts, and nowhere is it more evident than along its dynamic coastline. This aerial journey takes us from the north’s icy Chagan Lake to the tropical Hainan province’s southern volcanoes, and from the nation’s most populated cities in the east to an abandoned fishermen’s village off Shanghai’s …

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China from Above episode 2 - Future is Now

China from Above episode 2 – Future is Now

China from Above episode 2 – Future is Now: China is growing at a breakneck pace and racing to keep up with demand. As new cities are built and current ones expand, the country is pushing the limits of technology and innovation. On an aerial tour over megacities like Shanghai and Beijing, discover how the population works, travels, plays, and …

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China from Above episode 1 - Living Past

China from Above episode 1 – Living Past

China from Above episode 1 – Living Past: Modern-day China has been built on the traditions and innovations of the past. In this aerial journey, explore the sprawling nation from a whole new perspective. See how nature has served as both an enemy and an ally, and meet people who have built lives in the unlikeliest of places, from steep …

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Great Scenic Rail Journeys - 150 Years on the Track

Great Scenic Rail Journeys – 150 Years on the Track

Great Scenic Rail Journeys – 150 Years on the Track: Hosted by Grammy-winning musician David Holt, this travel program explores many historic and scenic tourist railroads in North America. More than just a tour, the program shows how these railroads defined the spirit of an era, creating a new industry and re-writing the history of transportation. Featured railways include Verde …

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3: Simon Reeve comes to the end of his travels through the Lake District and Cumbria. Simon explores the wild and rugged coast of Cumbria and learns how central the county is to many of the challenges facing Britain. The Lake District National Park includes a beautiful stretch of Cumbria’s coast, where rare natterjack …

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2: Simon looks at the impact of humans on England’s biggest and most popular national park. He goes wild swimming in the crystal clear lake of Buttermere, before taking a look at the less fortunate Derwent Water, one of the many lakes now clogged with the invasive New Zealand pygmyweed. He also visits England’s …

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1: Simon Reeve travels through the glorious Lake District and breathtaking Cumbria, revealing the secrets of this iconic part of Britain.  With its magnificent mountains, glacial valleys and 16 iconic lakes and meres, the Lake District is one of the great natural wonders of our country.     But huge changes are sweeping through …

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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 - Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 10 – Homeward Bound: At last, the end is in sight, and Dan’s circumnavigation of the globe almost complete. But first there are some of the most brilliant treasures of all to enjoy. Venice, Florence and Rome revive an exhausted but ebullient Dan about to take his 92nd flight of the trip before …

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Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 - Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 9 – Turkey to Germany: In the penultimate stage of Dan Cruickshank’s gargantuan journey around the world, we find the intrepid explorer floating above Turkey in a hot air balloon! Below lie miles of a subterranean city where across the centuries peoples hid from warring factions from the east and west.     …

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China's Last Little Train

China’s Last Little Train

China’s Last Little Train: In a mountainous region best known for pandas and earthquakes, there are no roads, no cars, no buses. But there is … a train. We tell the story of the last working narrow gauge steam railway in China.     The Jiayang Steam Train in Sichuan Province has been running non-stop since 1959, when it was …

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2: Simon Reeve sets off on the second leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the centre of world events.     In the Taurus Mountains Simon stays with descendants of the original Turks, nomads known as Yoruks, whose lifestyle is under threat from the …

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1: Simon Reeve sets off on the first leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the centre of world events.     In this programme, he visits Istanbul and the beaches and crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, before ending up at the war-torn …

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