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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2
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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 highest peak, Scafell Pike, where he discovers that the sheer footfall of so many yearly visitors is damaging the mountain…

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Read more about the article The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1
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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 this ancient landscape. In this episode, Simon meets some of the Cumbrian characters with different visions for the future of…

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Read more about the article 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

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 he sails for home.     His first destination was once the most dangerous place on earth - Mostar and…

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Read more about the article 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

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.     Once in the caves - dark and sinister as they are - Dan uncovers an ingenious means of defence before…

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China's Last Little Train
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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 built as part of Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward.   China's Last Little Train   Jiayang Little Steam Train is…

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