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Voyages of Discovery episode 3 – Ice King

Voyages of Discovery episode 3 - Ice King: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of his hero Fridjtof Nansen who, in 1892, announced a daring plan to be first to the North Pole, an idea considered so off-the-wall that no scientist would volunteer to join him on a venture they believed was nothing short of suicide.     He allowed his ship to become stuck in the crushing pack ice, hoping it would drift to the Pole, and then set…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 2 – The Making of Captain Cook
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Voyages of Discovery episode 2 – The Making of Captain Cook

Voyages of Discovery episode 2 - The Making of Captain Cook: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of one of the greatest ever sea adventures, which transformed Captain James Cook into a national hero and dramatically changed the course of history.     Two and a half centuries later, Captain Cook is still a household name, but his achievements are often misunderstood, contrary to popular perception, he did not discover New Zealand and Australia. Intrepid Rose follows his journey down…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 1 – Circumnavigation
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Voyages of Discovery episode 1 – Circumnavigation

Voyages of Discovery episode 1 - Circumnavigation: Explorer Paul Rose reveals the real story behind the first ever circumnavigation of the world.     Ferdinand Magellan set out 500 years ago to find the westward route to the riches of the Spice Islands. But, contrary to popular perception, he never reached them. Rose explains the dramatic sequence of events that led his scurvy-riddled crew to continue around the world without him. The incredible expedition was laced with bloody mutiny and…

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Read more about the article The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 6 – Chios
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The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 6 – Chios

The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 6 - Chios: In the final episode of her Greek odyssey Julia reaches her ultimate destination - the island of Chios - where her family’s story began. This week she’s joined by her mother Chrissi and together they explore the home of their ancestors.     In search of the fascinating history of mastica, a natural resin only found on Chios, they visit a farm to find out how this mystical and miraculous…

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Read more about the article The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 5 – Rhodes and Symi
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The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 5 – Rhodes and Symi

The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 5 - Rhodes and Symi: This episode, Julia arrives in the Dodecanese, a far-flung group of islands at the gateway between Europe and the East. In the medieval capital of Rhodes she uncovers a treasure of trove of Byzantine Art and has masterclass in painting historic frescoes.     Travelling inland to the mountain village of Apollona, she gets a taste of Greek Girl Power from some inspirational female entrepreneurs producing an age-old…

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