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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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'.
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.
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-Prťs', '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'.
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 S„o LuŪs; 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 IguaÁu Falls, where his journey ends.
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.
Jamie Owen presents this series of journeys across the length and breadth of Wales, from canoeing down the River Wye, to climbing the highest Welsh peaks and exploring the legendary island of Anglesey.
8000 years of turbulent border history are brought to life in this ITV series presented by Alistair Moffat, looking at the battles and bloodshed that have taken place on the much-disputed soil that lies between Northern England and Southern Scotland.
A view of Britain as seen through the eyes and writings of the Poet Laureate, who died in 1984. Also included is a booklet which helps you trace his steps around many of his favourite places, including North Cornwall, Norfolk and London.
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.
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.
Breathtakingly beautiful landscapes unfold before your very eyes with this unique and exhilarating journey over the railways of Scotland.
With cameras placed inside the drivers cab and in helicopters flying overhead, you get a privileged seat on this thrilling journey through the highlands and lowlands, lochs and glens.
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