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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.
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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.
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.
All four episodes from the BBC series that celebrates the veteran broadcaster's 50 years on television. Alan Whicker returns to some of the places he has visited and reported on during his years travelling the globe. Beginning in Venice, where he charts his career from soldier to Fleet Street journalist, his journey continues onto California, where he recalls the rise of the hippies, before moving onto Hollywood and, finally, Hong Kong.
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.
All four episodes from the third series of the British travel programme presented by actress Penelope Keith. Penelope begins her journey by visiting the Cotswolds where she stops in the villages of Bibury and Ebrington before travelling north to Argyll and Bute. There she travels the coastline and visits some of Queen Victoria's favourite spots. North Yorkshire is Penelope's next stop with Goathland and Brompton-by-Sawdon on the itinerary, before finally making her way to Pembrokeshire where she visits Wales's best food market in the village of St. Dogmaels.
All four episodes of the ITV travel series presented by actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley. Embarking on the trip of a lifetime in which she follows the River Nile - the longest river in the world - from sea to source, Joanna heads upstream in the direction of the earliest explorers, travelling by boat, train, ferry, car, plane, mule and camel along 'Africa's life line'. On a 4000-mile journey that takes her through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda, Joanna revisits the history of the Nile and talks to the people working and living on the river today.
All the episodes from the first and second series of the British travel programme presented by actress Penelope Keith. In the first series, Penelope begins her journey by visiting the East Anglian village of Little Snoring and then travels to North Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire and then on to Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire where she stops in Castle Combe which was voted Britain's prettiest village. In the second series, Penelope visits the small fishing villages in Devon and Cornwall and then travels to Cumbria to visit the home of sticky toffee pudding, on to Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire where she goes to the Braemar Highland Games before travelling back down south to East Sussex and Kent.
Orson Welles writes, directs and presents this British TV series in which he travels around Europe. Throughout the series, the famed film-maker visits some of the continent's most historical locations including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, London and the Basque Country where he meets artists, attends a bullfight and revisits filming locations from his 1949 film 'The Third Man'. The episodes are: 'Pays Basque I', 'Pays Basque II', 'The Third Man Returns to Vienna', 'St. Germain-des-Prés', 'Chelsea Pensioners' and 'Madrid Bullfight'. The collection also includes the documentary 'The Dominici Affair' (2000) that looks at the last unfinished episode of the series 'The Tragedy of Lurs'.
Second volume of documentaries produced by the British Transport Commission. The collection includes 'Journey Into Spring', 'Let's Go Birmingham', 'The Land of Robert Burns', 'A Place in the Team', 'An Artist Looks at Churches' and 'Travolators'.
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.
This interactive DVD guide to Berlin includes links to specially selected websites containing all the information required for a trip to the city. Rail and flight information, accommodation, museums, sightseeing, cinema, theatre, concerts, shopping and even weather are all covered.
Australian travel broadcaster Greg Grainger explores the Southern Highlands to the southwest of Sydney, taking in grand estates, vibrant gardens and historic villages. With its distinct seasons and grand old buildings, Australia's 'little slice of England' features breathtaking natural scenery, quaint villages, and gardens that are beautiful all year round but especially at tulip time.
Sit back and enjoy the ride, as architect, historian, and film-maker Francesco da Mosto drives his Alfa Romeo Spider the length of Italy, from North to South, celebrating the art and beauty of the country. Taking in architecture, cathedrals, churches, palaces, and paintings, Francesco also explores the rich cultural diversity of the country, focussing in detail on the effect the Renaissance had across the arts.
Three films about the border lands between England and Scotland. In 'Debateable Lands: In Search of the Border Reivers', George MacDonald Fraser and Eric Robson go in search of the Border Reivers, a group of 16th century murderers, arsonists, kidnappers and all-round scoundrels who populated the Scottish Borders. Hadrian's Wall is the most famous frontier of the Roman empire - and is also probably one of the most misunderstood archaeological monuments in Britain. In the four-part ITV series 'Edge of Empire: A Journey Along Hadrian's Wall', Eric Robson travels along 73 miles of the Wall, uncovering pointers to over 2500 years of history as he goes. 8000 years of turbulent border history are brought to life in the ITV series 'The Borders' presented by Alistair Moffat, which looks at the battles and bloodshed that have taken place on the much-disputed soil that lies between Northern England and Southern Scotland.
A look at three different railway lines from the point of view of the engine driver. Included with each of the three engines is a technical description, a map of the route and a slide show.
From the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, Michael Palin meets the people and visits the places that shape this fascinating nation.
In his inimitable style, Michael Palin explores this vast country of incredible contrasts. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and on foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle; experiences the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro and the African-inspired culture of São Luís; Recife and Salvador. He encounters the super-rich who commute by helicopter; tastes German beer served from a motorcycle sidecar and tries his hand at being a cowboy.
As ever, Michael Palin proves the perfect travelling companion and his adventures are beautifully filmed, taking in remote tribes on the Venezuelan border, the modernist buildings of Brasilia to the spectacular Iguaçu Falls, where his journey ends.
Documentary collection which follows award-winning journalist, Sir Trevor McDonald, as he attempts to get behind the glossy resorts and find out about local life in popular vacation spots. In the first series, Sir Trevor travels to the Caribbean to meet two locals with very different lifestyles, and in the second, discovers the secrets of the Mediterranean.
Travel guide to the history and culture of the Caribbean, especially geared towards visitors who are travelling with young children.
Eric Robson walks from Kendal to Carlisle in the footsteps of industrialist and social reformer Jonathan Dodgson Carr - who is actually best known for his biscuits. 'JD', as he was known, travelled the route in 1831 on the way to making his fortune and founding an industrial dynasty.
Documentary travel guide to the Adriatic islands of Krk, Cres and Mali Losinj, known as the Kvarner Islands, focusing in particular on the island of Krk, which is connected to mainland Croatia by bridge.
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