Read more about the article A Cook Abroad episode 5 – Rick Stein’s Australia
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A Cook Abroad episode 5 – Rick Stein’s Australia

A Cook Abroad episode 5 - Rick Stein's Australia: Rick Stein is in Australia, a country he fell in love with on his first visit at the age of 19. On a journey in search of the ingredients revolutionising Australian cooking, Rick sets off from his new home in Mollymook, New South Wales, up to Sydney before flying to Tasmania.       In Sydney, Rick revisits some of his old haunts and reminisces over his misspent youth, a time…

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Read more about the article Rise of the Continents episode 2 – Australia
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Rise of the Continents episode 2 – Australia

Rise of the Continents episode 2 - Australia: Professor Iain Stewart uncovers the mysterious history of Australia, and shows how Australia's journey as a continent has affected everything from Aboriginal history to modern-day mining, and even the evolution of Australia's bizarre wildlife, like the koala.     Iain begins searching for the platypus - a strange creature that is half mammal and half reptile. 200 million years ago reptile-like mammals were found across much of the world because at this…

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Read more about the article Australia Earth’s Magical Kingdom episode 3 – Human
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Australia Earth’s Magical Kingdom episode 3 – Human

Australia Earth's Magical Kingdom episode 3 - Human: Despite Australia’s relatively small population, the human impact on wildlife has been dramatic. This episode explores Australia’s natural history success stories and those being left behind as the continent undergoes rapid change.     Starting in Australia’s second largest city Melbourne, this film sees how possums, tree-dwelling marsupials, have taken to sharing trees in busy city parks. They are breeding successfully but when pressure from the neighbours becomes too great, they risk…

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Read more about the article Australia Earth’s Magical Kingdom episode 2 – Ocean
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Australia Earth’s Magical Kingdom episode 2 – Ocean

Australia Earth's Magical Kingdom episode 2 - Ocean: This episode sets out to understand why marine species are drawn to the coasts of Australia and discovers that the country’s three surrounding oceans – the Southern Sea, the Pacific and The Indian Ocean - create a unique environment for ocean voyagers of all types.     In the clean waters of Pearson Island off South Australia, Australian sea lions, once a rare sight are now protected from hunting and are thriving.…

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Australia Earth’s Magical Kingdom episode 1 – Land

Australia Earth's Magical Kingdom episode 1 - Land : Asked to imagine Australia’s wilderness many people immediately picture its arid outback, but its landscapes are in fact surprisingly varied. Traveling from the peaks of the aptly-named Snowy Mountains - touched by Antarctic winds - to tropical Queensland we discover how animals have learned to thrive across the continent’s harsh and beautiful extremes.     We meet an echidna, a curious creature related to the only other monotreme on the planet,…

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