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This four-part series follows Martin Clunes as he travels round the islands and coasts of the USA, meeting people and getting to know about their lives and cultures and stories.
Over the course for four episodes, we will be taking a playful yet informative look at the complexities and intricacies of island and coastal life across America. We weave together stories of wildlife conservation, culture, food, history to create a varied, light-hearted and informative series. From the epic salmon runs of Kodiak Island to the dunes and fun-seekers of Fire Island; from the orca playgrounds of the San Juan Islands, to the creole swamps of Georgia and Louisiana; from the wild and the primitive to the sophisticated and the urbane; from the grizzly bear to the land of latter-day ‘great Gatsbies’.....each island stop has its own character and its own unique story to tell.....and each one offers a new way of examining a country we imagine we know so well.
Starting in in the frigid waters of Alaska, Martin works his way south along the coast of Washington State and California, before crossing to Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia. Finally, his journey – by boat and plane – steers him north up past Long Island, bringing him to the coast of New England long before the leaves begin to turn.
Along the way, he rides with saltwater cowboys on Assateague; entesr a hot dog eating contest on Coney Island; fishes for giant halibut off the Alaskan coast; joins a gospel choir with the isolated descendants of plantation slaves; he shucks clams, dives with seals and samples life on an island which hasn’t had a shop since 1942.
Three-part ITV travel series following Joanna Lumley as she explores Japan. In her 2000-mile, cultural journey around the country's four main islands, the English actress tours the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo as well as the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. On her travels, she meets a trainee geisha, takes a trip on the Shinkansen, learns about Japanese Buddhism, takes in some of the country's nightlife and visits the sites of the atomic bombings on Fukushima and Nagasaki.
Collection of programmes which explore attractive railway journeys in the south of Britain. 'Weymouth to the Isle of Wight' examines rail journeys along the south coast of England, from Weymouth to the nation's largest island, the Isle of Wight. 'East Anglia' explores some of the nicest countryside in England on a route that takes in Cambridge and Sheringham. 'The South West' follows the rails from Exeter to Penzance, mixing coastal views with more conventional countryside scenery. Finally, 'The Severn Valley and the Cotswolds' explores a route through the centre of England which terminates in one of its most famous cities, Oxford.
Collection of programmes which explore attractive railway journeys in the north of Britain. 'The North East' follows the rails from the River Tees in England up the coast to the North Sea in Scotland. 'Northern England' travels the Settle to Carlisle line, a journey that encompasses the Pennines and a number of historic castles and houses. 'The Peak District' explores the moorland terrain along the Huddersfield line. Finally, 'The Lake District' takes a look at several rail journeys in an area known for possessing some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain.
Documentary following David Beckham as he travels around Brazil. Beckham embarks on the adventure of a lifetime after retiring from playing football, flying 5000 miles from London to Brazil, host nation of the 2014 World Cup. David and his friends start out in Rio where they have their first game of beach foot-volleyball and then journey to Manaus in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest where they meet locals in the community of Algelen. From there they head even further into the wilderness to visit the remote Yanomami tribe and try to impart a piece of their footballing wisdom.
Having completed travelling around the World in 80 days, Michael Palin set out to travel along the 30 degree East line of longtitude - from the North to the South Pole. This, however, proved much more of a challenge and Palin, and his film crew, managed to use most modes of transport to travel through 17 countries over 5 months.
In this four-part BBC travelogue, Michael Palin sets out to discover a country that is set to become a 21st century superpower. Beginning in the northeast of Brazil, where the first Europeans settled, Michael journeys southwards across the world's fifth largest nation by river, plane and foot, taking in the diverse peoples, cultures and sites on route, and sampling the vibrant, colourful life of this re-emerging country.
The original Michael Palin adventure. A global journey against the clock.
A Venetian refuse barge, a battered taxi in Egypt, a primitive boat across the Persian Gulf, a Chinese steam engine and a container ship across the Date Line... Michael Palin's attempt to circumnavigate the world heralds a phenomenal journey of dhows, diarrhoea, hungry parrots and a world full of surprises.
Presenter and explorer Griff Rhys Jones embarks on an adventure that will take him across Africa on five rail journeys known for their views of wildlife, landscapes and indigenous people. Griff travels through Namibia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and Marrakesh as he attemps to view the vast and varied country by public transport.
Three-part ITV travel series following Joanna Lumley as she travels along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Departing from Hong Kong, the English actress ventures 6400 miles across Europe and Asia to her final destination of Moscow. Along the way she visits the various countries' sites and inhabitants including Mongolia's nomads and throat singers, China's Great Wall, the Gobi Desert and Moscow's Red Square.
A box set of all the episodes chronicling Michael Palin's endeavours to travel round the Pacific Rim, a journey that will take him through 18 countries and stretch 50,000 miles. Starting form the Bering Straits, he travels through Russia, Korea, Vietnam, New Zealand, the Americas, before returning to his start-off point.
In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, filming its exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many of his own generation. As in all his series, Palin's New Europe takes the form of a journey through countries which have rich and complex cultures.Few have survived intact, as the ebb and flow of warring armies has continually changed the map of Europe.
Starting in the mountains of Slovenia he travels down through Croatia and the former Yugoslavia to Albania before turning northwards to embrace Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, The Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, the former East Germany, Poland, the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (as Konigsberg originally home to the Teutonic Knights), Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, opening up a new and undiscovered world to millions of viewers
Michael Palin's first televised travel adventure was screened as part of the BBC series Great Railway Journeys.
'Confessions of a Train Spotter' (1980) saw him travel the length of Britain by train. Setting off from Euston he includes diversions to lines beyond the inter-city network; a trip on the Flying Scotsman; visits to York's railway museum and Edinburgh at Festival time. He crosses the breathtaking Forth Railway Bridge, and after travelling over 785 miles reaches the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Palin's second Great Railway Journey (1994) takes him from the ancient walled city of Londonderry to the most western tip of Ireland. He travels his 'family line' as he attempts to trace his great grandmother who left Ireland for the USA over 150 years ago. His trip through a still war-torn Northern Ireland takes him on to Belfast before heading south to Dublin, the capital of the Irish Republic, and on to Wexford, Waterford, the little village of Buttevant and finally Kerry's Dingle Bay, the most western point of Ireland.
Collected edition of series one and two of the Japanese television adaptation of the ancient Chinese legend, featuring the off-the-wall antics of Monkey (Masaaki Sakai) and his friends Pigsy and Sandy as they accompany the venerable monk Tripitaka (Masako Natsume) on her pilgrimage to find the ancient Buddhist scrolls that will establish peace throughout the world. Includes all the original dubbed episodes, and the 13 previously unseen subtitled episodes. The 26 episodes from series one are: 'Monkey Goes Wild About Heaven'; 'Monkey Turns Nursemaid'; 'The Great Journey Begins'; 'Monkey Swallows the Universe'; 'The Power of Youth'; 'Even Monsters Can Be People'; The Beginning of Wisdom'; 'Pigsy Woos a Widow'; 'What Monkey Calls the Dog-Woman'; 'Pigsy's in the Well'; 'The Difference Between Night and Day'; 'Pearls Before Swine'; 'The Minx and the Slug'; 'Catfish, Saint and the Shape-Changer'; 'Monkey Meets the Demon Digger'; 'The Most Monstrous Monster'; 'Truth and the Grey Gloves Devil'; 'Land for the Locusts'; 'The Vampire Master'; 'Outrageous Coincidences'; 'Pigsy, King and God'; 'Village of the Undead'; 'Two Little Blessings'; 'The Fires of Jealousy'; 'The Country of Nightmares' and 'The End of the Way'. The 26 episodes from series two are: 'Pigsy's Ten Thousand Ladies'; 'The Dogs of Death'; 'You Win Some, You Lose Some'; 'Pigsy Learns a Lesson'; 'The Land With Two Suns'; 'The House of the Evil Spirit'; 'Am I Dreaming?'; 'The Tormented Emperor'; 'Between Heaven and Hell'; 'The Foolish Philosopher'; 'Who Am I?'; 'What is Wisdom'; 'The Fountain of Youth'; 'Better the Demon You Know'; 'A Shadow So Huge'; 'Keep on Dancing'; 'Give and Take'; 'Such a Nice Monster'; 'The Fake Pilgrims'; 'Pretty as a Picture'; 'Mothers'; 'The Tenacious Tomboy'; 'Stoned'; 'Howling at the Moon'; 'Monkey's Yearning' and 'At the Top of the Mountain'.
Collection of Channel 4 documentaries in which explorer and former paratrooper Levison Wood undertakes three extreme walking expeditions. In 'Walking the Nile' (2015) Wood aims to become the first person to walk the length of the River Nile over the course of nine months. In 'Walking the Himalayas' (2015) Wood sets out to walk the length of the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to Bhutan. In 'Walking the Americas' (2017) Wood ventures 1800 miles from Mexico to Columbia.
All six episodes of the BBC series following Michael Palin as he retraces his footsteps across the Persian Gulf. In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Phileas Fogg in the epic novel of 1873. His journey became a great 20th-century adventure that was made into a BBC television series. 20 years later, Palin returns to the scene of one of the most memorable sequences of the series - the journey across the Arabian Sea from Dubai to Mumbai in a traditional dhow. Can he trace the men with whom he forged a special bond, and on whom his life depended two decades ago?
All six episodes of the travel series presented by American writer Bill Bryson. Based on his successful book 'Notes from a Small Island', the series follows Bill as he travels from Dover to John O'Groats while musing on the eccentricities of British life. Along the way, he meets up with British comedians Stephen Fry, Alexei Sayle and Victoria Wood, who all contribute their own thoughts and perspectives on the attractions of their native country.
Episodes 13 to 15 from the cult Japanese fantasy series plus a bonus episode from the missing 13 that have never been shown on UK TV. In 'The Minx and the Slug' Pigsy disguises himself as the slug monster husband of the beautiful Hai-Min. 'Catfish, Saint and Shape-Changer' sees the quartet of pilgrims divided by the revelation that one of their number is a shape-changing imposter. In 'Monkey Meets the Demon Digger' Monkey is dismissed by Tripitaka after using his magic skills to speed up the digging of a mountain tunnel. The bonus episode - 'Am I Dreaming?' - is presented with English subtitles.
All six episodes from the first series of the travel programme presented by Paul Murton. Scotland was once avoided by travellers due to its hostile environment but many changes have taken place since the beginning of tourism in the country two centuries ago. Using the Victorian book 'Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland', Paul goes on six different tours to discover how the country became a destination of choice for many. Along the way he explores Scottish history and visits locations such as the Trossachs, Dunkeld, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Skye, Shetland and capital city Edinburgh. The episodes are: 'The Romantic Ideal', 'The Sporting Life', 'In Search of the Real Scotland', 'Mind, Body and Spirit', 'In Search of Perfect Isolation' and 'Wish You Were Here'.
Every episode from all seven series of the travel programme presented by Paul Murton. Scotland was once avoided by travellers due to its hostile environment but many changes have taken place since the beginning of tourism in the country two centuries ago. Using the Victorian book 'Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland', Paul goes on different tours to discover how the country became a destination of choice for many, exploring its history and landscape along the way.
Scenes of Vienna - from the Emperor's Palace of Schönbrunn to the colourful Hundertwasser buildings - accompanied by music written by composers associated with the city including Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven.
Opening three episodes of the cult Seventies action series plus a bonus episode from the 13 missing episodes that have never been seen on UK TV. In the first episode, 'Monkey Goes Wild About Heaven', King Monkey (Masaaki Sakai) disgraces himself after being summoned to Heaven. He and two officials get into an argument and end up being sent back to Earth as a punishment - Monkey is imprisoned under a mountain, while the others are transformed into a pig monster, Pigsy (Toshiyuki Nishida), and a water monster, Sandy (Shiro Kishibe). 'Monkey Turns Nursemaid' sees Monkey set free in order to help holy man Tripitaka (Masako Natsume) on his quest to save the world. In 'The Great Journey Begins', Monkey protects Tripitaka against both Pigsy and Sandy, both of whom end up joining them on their journey. The bonus episode 'You Win Some, You Lose Some' has English subtitles.
Travel documentary presented by actor and explorer Griff Rhys Jones. In the eight-episode series Griff travels around his native Wales in search of his inner Welshman while trying his hand at abseiling, climbing and canoeing.
Travel guide to the history and culture of the Caribbean, especially geared towards visitors who are travelling with young children.
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