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Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs episode 5

Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs episode 5: 1.2 billion years ago, the far north of Sutherland was struck by a meteorite.     The wreckage of this cataclysmic event has been almost completely worn away by time, but the rocks in the landscape still bear some traces, which Paul unpicks as he embarks on a grand tour from Lairg on Loch Shin to Lochinver and, finally, to the summit of Suilven - the sugarloaf mountain.   Grand Tours of Scotland's…

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Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs episode 4

Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs episode 4: Paul travels into the secret heart of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart by way of Loch nan Umbh, Loch Morar, Loch Nevis and Loch Arkaig.     He lifts the lid on the area's secret connection with the celebrated SOE (Special Operations Executive) which Churchill hoped would set Europe ablaze. On the shores of several lochs, agents were trained in the dark arts of sabotage. On Loch Morar, Paul meets a man who…

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Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs episode 3

Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs episode 3: Paul Murton begins his Grand Tour with a chilly swim across Loch Ba, high on Rannoch Moor, struggles against the elements while trainspotting and meets some veteran Tunnel Tigers - men who tunnelled deep inside the Grampians, diverting water to hydroelectric schemes.     Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs episode 3   Loch Ba Loch Bà is a shallow irregular shaped freshwater loch on Rannoch Moor, Argyll and Bute, in the Scottish West…

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The Americas with Simon Reeve episode 4

The Americas with Simon Reeve episode 4: In this fourth leg of the journey, Simon travels through Texas and down the length of Mexico.     Simon Reeve continues his journey through the Americas.   The Americas with Simon Reeve episode 4   In Texas, Simon joins the US Border Patrol, who constantly pick up migrants who have illegally crossed the dangerous Rio Grande river in search of a new life in the United States. In the midst of this…

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The Americas with Simon Reeve episode 3

The Americas with Simon Reeve episode 3: in this third leg of the journey Simon travels down the length of California. In northern California he explores the land of the giant redwoods, where he learns that only a fraction of old growth forest survives.     Climbing 250 feet into the canopy of a giant redwood, Simon joins a team of arborists who are cloning the world’s biggest and most successful trees in an attempt to replant the forests that…

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