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Simon Reeve's South America episode 1

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 1

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 1: Simon Reeve travels through the remote and little-visited north east of South America, from Venezuela to French Guiana. Simon Reeve journeys through the remote and little-visited northeast of the continent, from the spectacular tabletop mountain Mount Roraima in Venezuela through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.   This section of the earth’s crust is known …

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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure episode 4

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 4

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 4: Joanna Lumley travels across the stunning Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, visiting a Silk Road citadel and attending a high-society wedding.     Joanna Lumley embarks on a 7000-mile journey following the route of the legendary Silk Road, that throughout history helped spread all manner of foods, inventions and cultures across …

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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure episode 3

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 3

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 3: Joanna’s journey takes her to Iran. She meets people eager to share the innovations of the Persian civilisation which, thanks to the Silk Road, spread far and wide.     Joanna Lumley embarks on a 7000-mile journey following the route of the legendary Silk Road, that throughout history helped spread all manner of …

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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure episode 2

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 2

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 2: Joanna follows the Silk Road from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, and across the post-Soviet states of Georgia and Azerbaijan. From the brash, booming seaside resort of Batumi, on Georgia’s Black Sea, Joanna travels across the heart of the Caucasus region; through stunning mountain settlements, romantic Silk Road cities, vineyards, and …

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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure episode 1

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 1

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure episode 1: Starting in Venice, Joanna sees how the travels of Venetian hero Marco Polo and Silk Road traders influenced its growth. In Albania, Joanna walks the beginning of the Via Egnatia, an ancient network that once linked the entirety of the Roman Empire.     Joanna Lumley embarks on a 7000-mile journey following the …

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Britain and the Sea episode 4

Britain and the Sea episode 4

Britain and the Sea episode 4: Having examined the sea as a source of exploration, defence and trade, David Dimbleby explores how it emerged as a source of pleasure, Punch and Judy and sand sculpture. Starting at Gorleston-on-Sea, David explores the creation of a seaside holiday culture that remains uniquely British to this day.     Sailing down the Suffolk …

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Britain and the Sea episode 3

Britain and the Sea episode 3

Britain and the Sea episode 3: This third episode traces the crucial importance of the sea to Britain’s trade and to individual livelihoods of coastal communities. Joined on this leg of his epic sail by his son Fred, David follows the trade routes of the west coast of Scotland along the monumental channels that cut through the romantic Highlands and …

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Britain and the Sea episode 2

Britain and the Sea episode 2

Britain and the Sea episode 2: David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing his boat Rocket along the south east coast from Hampshire to Kent. This was the front line coast, the edge of Britain essential to its defence and the first point of attack for invasion forces. From the great battleships of Nelson to the sea forts of …

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Aerial Britain episode 4

Aerial Britain episode 4

Aerial Britain episode 4: Explore Scotland, a land of soaring peaks, rugged glens, fantastic creatures, and fierce passions. Here, the mysteries of the ancient past exist alongside modern-day wonders of innovation, invention, and creativity. From the home of the boy who never grew up to the land where William Wallace battled a powerful enemy to the lake that may hide …

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Aerial Britain episode 3

Aerial Britain episode 3

Aerial Britain episode 3: Wales – a region of dramatic coasts, enchanting parks, and more fortresses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Visit Offa’s Dyke on the border of England, fly over the coastal island of Anglesey, and descend Mount Snowdon aboard one of the world’s most remarkable steam locomotives. Celebrate the country’s history, legends, and people, …

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Aerial Britain episode 2

Aerial Britain episode 2

Aerial Britain episode 2 – Northern England: birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the Beatles, and a long list of mythical, historical, and literary legends. From Hadrian’s Wall, the ancient stone boundary that stretches across the country, to the brooding Yorkshire Moors, the setting for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, this aerial tour explores the region’s most dramatic natural and manmade landmarks. …

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