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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1
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Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes episode 1: The historian and classicist explore Greece from the time of the Ancients up to the present day.     She begins by exploring a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, then enjoys the tradition of a warm welcome on the island of Chios. Next, Bettany heads to the island of Lesbos, visiting the ancient Greek Theatre of Mytilene and taking a dip in the island's thermal waters.…

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Julia Bradbury’s Icelandic Walk

Julia Bradbury's Icelandic Walk: Julia Bradbury heads for Iceland to embark on the toughest walk of her life. Her challenge is to walk the 60 kilometres of Iceland's most famous hiking route, a trail that just happens to end at the unpronounceable volcano that brought air traffic across Europe to a standstill in 2010.     With the help of Icelandic mountain guide Hanna, Julia faces daunting mountain climbs, red hot lava fields, freezing river crossings, deadly clouds of sulphuric…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 4 – The Figure of the Earth
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Voyages of Discovery episode 4 – The Figure of the Earth

Voyages of Discovery episode 4 - The Figure of the Earth: Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of three Frenchmen who couldnt stand each other, yet set off on an eight-year scientific mission in one of the most hostile places on the planet. Their plan, to settle an international row by measuring the shape of the planet, took them to the disease-ridden rain-forests and oxygen-starved peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes.     Rose follows in the footsteps of the 18th-century…

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Read more about the article Voyages of Discovery episode 3 – Ice King
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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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