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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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The Silk Road episode 3

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 a decade, Sam begins in the legendary city of Persepolis – heart of the first Persian Empire.

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The Silk Road episode 2

The Silk Road episode 2

The Silk Road episode 2: In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to Central Asia, a part of the Silk Road often overlooked and yet the place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people – the Sogdians – whose role was pivotal

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The Silk Road episode 1

The Silk Road episode 1

The Silk Road episode 1 : Dr Sam Willis reveals how the Silk Road was the world’s first global superhighway where people with new ideas, new cultures and new religions made exchanges that shaped humanity.     In the first episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in

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The Story of China episode 3 - The Golden Age

The Story of China episode 3 – The Golden Age

The Story of China episode 3 – The Golden Age: This episode tells the tale of what’s broadly considered China’s most creative dynasty – the Song (960-1279). Michael Wood heads to the city of Kaifeng, the greatest city in the world before the 19th century.     Here in Twin Dragon Alley, locals tell him the legend of the baby

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The Story of China episode 2 - Silk Roads and China Ships

The Story of China episode 2 – Silk Roads and China Ships

The Story of China episode 2 – Silk Roads and China Ships: Michael Wood tells the tale of China’s first great international age under the Tang Dynasty (618-907). From the picturesque old city of Luoyang, he travels along the Silk Road to the bazaars of central Asia and into India on the track of the Chinese monk who brought Buddhism

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