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Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 3

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 3: In this third programme, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he’s encountered – from the eccentric Yorkshireman who founded a giant tortoise sanctuary on his island in the Seychelles to the armed conservationists defending a forest in Belize.     These journeys reveal threats to the natural world from human encroachment, as well as meeting the dedicated and sometimes maverick conservationists fighting to preserve some of the planet's most iconic…

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Read more about the article Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 2
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Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 2

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 2: In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe – from coming under fire in war-torn Mogadishu to squaring off with a female wrestler in Mexico City.     These journeys take him from a police cell in the far east of Russia to a crazy ambulance trip through the streets of San Salvador. Broadcaster and writer Simon…

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Read more about the article Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 1
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Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 1

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 1: During a career spanning more than 15 years, Simon has visited over 100 countries on six different continents, experiencing epic landscapes and uncovering moving and dramatic human stories. Now, he catches up with some of the memorable characters he’s met along the way, as well as revealing behind-the-scenes moments and exploring some of the huge changes he’s witnessed while travelling around the world.     In this first episode, he revisits some of…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 6

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 6: Bettany travels through the Corinth Canal - a feat of engineering that required the removal of 12 million cubic metres of earth - before heading for her penultimate stop of Corfu, where Count Flamburiari reveals the island's close connections to Britain.     From there, Bettany sails to Ithaca, Odysseus's home island, finally completing her 1,700-mile voyage across the Greek Islands. However, there's a startling surprise in store when she is awoken…

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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 5: Bettany arrives in the Peloponnese, a peninsula regarded as home to some of ancient Greece's most legendary kings and vicious warriors. To understand the violent world in which the myths and legends are set, Bettany visits the bones of a 19-year-old-warrior who died more than 3,500 years ago.     Healed sword marks and a large hole in his skull are a testament to his environment. In Sparta, the home town of…

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