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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3: Simon Reeve comes to the end of his travels through the Lake District and Cumbria. Simon explores the wild and rugged coast of Cumbria and learns how central the county is to many of the challenges facing Britain. The Lake District National Park includes a beautiful stretch of Cumbria’s coast, where rare natterjack toads inhabit a spectacular sand dune landscape. But this rugged wilderness sits in the shadows of Sellafield, the most hazardous…

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2: Simon looks at the impact of humans on England’s biggest and most popular national park. He goes wild swimming in the crystal clear lake of Buttermere, before taking a look at the less fortunate Derwent Water, one of the many lakes now clogged with the invasive New Zealand pygmyweed. He also visits England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, where he discovers that the sheer footfall of so many yearly visitors is damaging the mountain…

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1

The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1: Simon Reeve travels through the glorious Lake District and breathtaking Cumbria, revealing the secrets of this iconic part of Britain.  With its magnificent mountains, glacial valleys and 16 iconic lakes and meres, the Lake District is one of the great natural wonders of our country.     But huge changes are sweeping through this ancient landscape. In this episode, Simon meets some of the Cumbrian characters with different visions for the future of…

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2: Simon Reeve sets off on the second leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the centre of world events.     In the Taurus Mountains Simon stays with descendants of the original Turks, nomads known as Yoruks, whose lifestyle is under threat from the modern world and an increasingly religious government. They're not the only minority at odds with the authorities in Turkey; Simon…

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1

Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1: Simon Reeve sets off on the first leg of his two-part journey around Turkey, a dramatic and beautiful country that now finds itself at the centre of world events.     In this programme, he visits Istanbul and the beaches and crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, before ending up at the war-torn border with Syria. In the region thought to have been the origin of the first vineyards, Simon meets a producer…

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