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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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Read more about the article The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 4 – Sporades
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The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 4 – Sporades

The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 4 - Sporades: This week, Julia’s journey reaches the Sporades. Known as the ‘Paradise Islands’, their lush pine forests and breathtaking coastlines are recognisable to millions as the backdrop of the movie Mamma Mia.     On Skiathos, Julia boards a fishing boat in search of a secret world of hidden coves and deserted beaches, sampling the local delicacy of sea urchins, hand-dived from the island’s crystal clear waters. Heading inland, she visits…

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Read more about the article The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 3 – Santorini
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The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 3 – Santorini

The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode 3 - Santorini: Julia's journey brings her to the glamorous island of Santorini, where she discovers how one of the Aegean's poorest islands became a playground for the rich and famous.     The television presenter, whose mother is Greek, uncovers the hidden side of well-known Greek Islands going off the well-trodden tourist track to explore, immerse herself in local traditions and sample the food.   The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury episode…

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