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Cornwall with Simon Reeve episode 1

Cornwall with Simon Reeve episode 1

Cornwall with Simon Reeve episode 1: Simon Reeve travels through glorious Cornwall during a summer like no other, as the county emerges from lockdown and businesses are in a race to survive. Cornwall is hugely reliant on tourism and the pandemic has highlighted how precarious people’s livelihoods are. In this first of two programmes, Simon journeys through some of the […]

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Simon Reeve's South America episode 5

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 5

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 5: The last leg of Simon’s journey through South America takes him from Chile’s Atacama Desert right down to Tierra Del Fuego, the most southerly inhabited place on Earth. The Atacama, one of the driest places on the planet, has as little as 1mm of rain per year, Simon discovers shocking evidence of human pollution.

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Simon Reeve's South America episode 4

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 4

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 4: Simon travels through three of the world’s most extreme environments: the salt flats of Bolivia, the Brazilian Pantanal and Paraguay’s Chaco Forest. In Bolivia, Simon meets a family who makes a living carving salt from the vast white expanse of the Uyuni salt flats, so huge it is said to be visible from the

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Simon Reeve's South America episode 3

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 3

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 3: Simon travels through the Andes mountains, visiting Peru and Bolivia. Simon starts his journey at the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the glories of the ancient Inca civilization. But since the arrival of Europeans, the indigenous people of the Andes – the descendants of the Inca – have suffered horribly, and to

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Simon Reeve's South America episode 2

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 2

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 2: Simon visits Brazil, the biggest country on the continent. He starts in one of the remotest regions of the Amazon with the Waiapi people. They have managed to cling onto their traditional way of life, which is under threat from logging and mining interests. The tribal leaders argue that preserving the forest is not

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Simon Reeve's South America episode 1

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 1

Simon Reeve’s South America episode 1: Simon Reeve travels through the remote and little-visited north east of South America, from Venezuela to French Guiana. Simon Reeve journeys through the remote and little-visited northeast of the continent, from the spectacular tabletop mountain Mount Roraima in Venezuela through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.   This section of the earth’s crust is known

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 3

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

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 2

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

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve episode 1

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

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 2

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

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Turkey with Simon Reeve episode 1

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

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Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 4

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 4

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 4: In the final programme, Simon looks at his journeys through some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt wildernesses, and reflects on the huge challenges faced when trying to protect them.     From the vast, icy expanses of Siberia to the tropical forests of Central and South America, Simon’s films have repeatedly

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