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The Spice Trail episode 3

The Spice Trail episode 3

The Spice Trail episode 3: Kate Humble’s journey takes her from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the plains of Spain as she uncovers the story of the world’s most expensive spice, saffron, before crossing the Atlantic to Mexico in search of vanilla, a spice discovered by the famous Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.     Alternative stream   In the …

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The Spice Trail episode 2

The Spice Trail episode 2

The Spice Trail episode 2: Kate Humble embarks on a journey around the fabled spice islands of eastern Indonesia in search of two spices that launched epic voyages of discovery, caused bloody wars and shaped empires – nutmeg and cloves. These two spices, grown on an archipelago of tiny volcanic islands, drew European explorers in search of unbelievable wealth, but …

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The Spice Trail episode 1

The Spice Trail episode 1

The Spice Trail episode 1: Kate Humble retraces the steps of 15th-century explorers as she sets out on a spice trail that takes her to India and Sri Lanka, the birthplaces of pepper and cinnamon. She begins her travels on India’s ‘Spice Coast’, where she uncovers the story of pepper, once known as black gold and now the most consumed …

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Kate Humble Off the Beaten Track episode 8

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 8

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 8: Kate visits Newport in Pembrokeshire and meets the last master thatcher based in Wales. She helps with the harvesting of water reeds – an invasive, thick grass-like plant now used on 80% of thatched roofs in the UK. She then travels to Merthyr Mawr to learn that protected, historical buildings are thatched with …

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Kate Humble Off the Beaten Track episode 4

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 4

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 4: Kate Humble and her Welsh sheepdog Teg continue their journey across the remote Welsh countryside, by exploring Carmarthenshire. In the Cothi Valley, Kate herds and milks goats. In Capel Iwan, Kate tries her hand at trotting. Then in Cwm Elfed they meet an Englishman keeping the Welsh weaving tradition alive. Near Carmarthen …

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Kate Humble Off the Beaten Track episode 3

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 3

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 3: Kate Humble and her Welsh sheepdog, Teg, continue their journey across the remote Welsh countryside, by exploring mid-Wales. In Ponterwyd, they herd sheep for the market, and Kate witnesses first-hand the price disparities between what farmers get for their sheep and what consumers pay. At the Teifi Pools she discover that Wales …

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Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 4

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 4

Bettany Hughes Treasures of the World episode 4: Bettany embarks on a Mediterranean voyage, beginning at its mouth with a recently discovered mask of Medusa, identified from fragments in Gorham’s Cave on Gibraltar. Charting a course east, Bettany journeys to the strategic Island of Malta, where a Punic tomb has just been discovered. She reveals contents that prove these Phoenicians …

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Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 2

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 2

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 2: Kate and her Welsh sheepdog, Teg, travel from southern Snowdonia, to the least populated area in the UK, deep in the Cambrian Mountains. Along the way, Kate experiences a deer cull, loses a herd of cattle on Cadair Idris mountain, meets a family relying on the weather to run their mod cons, …

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Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 1

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 1

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 1: The presenter and her Welsh sheepdog, Teg, travel from the most northerly farm on mainland Wales, just outside Llandudno, across to the sleepy hamlet of Nantmor in Snowdonia. Along the way they experience the comeback of old style shepherding, learn how canine power is saving lives on the mountains and see a …

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