China’s Last Little Train
China's Last Little Train
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China’s Last Little Train

China's Last Little Train: In a mountainous region best known for pandas and earthquakes, there are no roads, no cars, no buses. But there is ... a train. We tell the story of the last working narrow gauge steam railway in China.  …

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The Silk Road episode 3
The Silk Road episode 3
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The Silk Road episode 3

The Silk Road episode 3: In the final episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis continues his journey west in Iran. The first BBC documentary team to be granted entry for nearly…

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The Story of China episode 6 – The Age of Revolution
The Story of China episode 6 - The Age of Revolution
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The Story of China episode 6 – The Age of Revolution

The Story of China episode 6 - The Age of Revolution: Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. 'Revolution', Michael Wood observes, 'has been a fact of life in Chinese history'.…

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The Story of China episode 5 – The Last Empire
The Story of China episode 5 - The Last Empire
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The Story of China episode 5 – The Last Empire

The Story of China episode 5 - The Last Empire: Michael Wood looks at China's Qing empire, which lasted from 1644 to 1912. Under the Qing, China doubled in size and became arguably the world's greatest economy.     China's last empire, the…

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The Story of China episode 4 – The Ming
The Story of China episode 4 - The Ming
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The Story of China episode 4 – The Ming

The Story of China episode 4 - The Ming: The tale of the Ming dynasty begins with the amazing story of Hongwu, a peasant rebel. Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.      The tale of one of…

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