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Searching for Italy 2022 episode 1 – Veneto

Searching for Italy 2022 episode 1 - Veneto: Stanley Tucci visits the Veneto, home to the 'floating city' of Venice. Once the centre of a world-trading empire, Tucci explores the ingenuity of the Venetians, who have embraced the unexpected delights and challenges of the lagoon, reaping the benefits of Veneto’s fertile land. Veneto has a fascinating food culture due to its aquatic environment and the various influences from around the world throughout its vast and textured history.      …

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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. Outside the remote port city of Iquique, there’s a huge mountainous landfill site, filled with hundreds of thousands of tons…

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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 moon. He learns that beneath the salt could lie huge reserves of lithium, the metal so crucial for the batteries…

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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 this day they live in some of the poorest communities in the region.       Simon visits a remote…

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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 only crucial to moderating the Earth’s climate; they are working with Brazilian scientists to show how the Amazon can be…

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