Beloved rugby player Nick Cummins travels Australia's open roads gathering stories from the people he meets along the way. More than just a stunning visual journey, this is the story of what it means to be an Australian.
This final episode sees Joanna Lumley travel across the post-Soviet Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, visiting mighty mountains and glittering cities that played host to war, trade, glory and espionage.
Joanna's Persian odyssey begins in Iran's capital, Tehran, then south to Kashan, where she explores a famed paradise garden. She visits Shiraz, where her grandparents came in the 1920s, then ends her journey in Persepolis.
James Cracknel and Ben Fogle trek deep into the Arabian Desert in the footsteps of explorer Wilfred Thesiger. With only four grumpy camels for company, they push themselves and their friendship to the limit.
Shandong Province is home to China's most famous philosopher, Confucius. Jonathan Clements, historian and expert on Asian culture, hosts this whirlwind adventure that spans nine carefully chosen locations throughout Shandong.
Joanna Lumley starts her journey in Georgia's capital Tbilisi, then heads into the magnificent, snow-crested peaks of the High Caucasus to Svaneti. She crosses the border into Azerbaijan and onto Baku on the Caspian Sea.
Neil and the team examine creativity and the art of reinvention along Tasmania's northern coast and offshore islands. Neil collects some of the cleanest air in the world in the name of science. On King Island, he examines the worst maritime disaster in the history of Australia before swinging back onto the mainland for a round of golf on a legendary links course. Emma Johnston joins a scientific team on Albatross Island to track the magnificent bird for which the island is named. Alice Garner examines the changing fortunes of industrial Burnie. And Tim Flannery follows in the footsteps of a legendary scientist at Fossil Bluff.
Joanna Lumley begins a new journey from Venice, the European terminus of the Silk Road. She discovers how the famous route made the city state rich. She travels on to Albania, Turkey and to the Georgian and Armenian borders.
Neil Oliver's final journey on this trip around the New Zealand coast takes him to Taranaki. Starting at Tongaporutu, the team travels to Waitara, New Plymouth, Patea River Mouth, finishing at Waiinui Beach. Marine archaeologist Matt Carter investigates the fate of a ghost from the land wars, an old paddle steamer. Geologist Hamish Campbell strikes oil, while author Riria Hotere gets to see the marriage of art and engineering that is the wind wand at New Plymouth. Neil has the opportunity to cross an award-winning bridge and to experience a coast like no other.
This episode Neil Oliver visits Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. He investigates the origin of the New Zealand accent and goes in search of a toxic arachnid with a tortured love life. Hamish Campbell investigates the science behind the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes. Jacky Geurts meets a family determined to save their vulnerable colony of penguins, and Riria Hotere goes back to the land.
Alexander Armstrong embarks on an epic 13,000km journey halfway around the Arctic Circle. His odyssey begins in Scandinavia, as he flies into Northern Norway, 16km north of the Arctic Circle.
The crossroads of the Bosphorous strait has cultivated civilisations for thousands of years, giving rise to a sprawling metropolis that has nurtured a variety of religions, cultures, languages, cuisine ... and has a rhythm that is all its own. This is Istanbul - the City of the World's Desire, and we'll be checking out its sights ... and sounds on this episode of Music Voyager. Creative pop star Nil Karaibrahimgil takes us to her favourite trendy boutique, treats us to unplugged performances of some her best-known songs and gives us an exclusive invitation to her private residence where we see firsthand how Turkish pop stars live. We've got a backstage pass as rock legend Sebnem Ferah shows off her shredding skills in front of 20,000 screaming fans. And famed clarinettist Husnu Senlendirici invites us to picturesque Maiden's Island for a jam session by the sea. We toast our exploration of Istanbul's past and future with a hearty glass of raki, the famed Turkish liqueur, as we are serenaded by street musicians at a traditional Istanbul cafe.
Our journey this time takes in Bay View, Napier, Cape Kidnappers, and Porangahau. Neil Oliver visits Cape Kidnappers to see the largest restoration of nature in New Zealand. Tuatara, Takahe and Giant Weta are among the creatures that Neil has a chance to see. Matt Carter visits Napier, the site of the only enemy shot fired in New Zealand in World War II, a torpedo launched from a German submarine, while Riria Hotere goes to sea with the local fishermen. Hamish Campbell talks about the Napier earthquake and Neil goes to a polo match played on the beach.
The smallest of the three main islands of New Zealand, Stewart Island is 85 percent National Park and home to 400 human inhabitants and 15,000 kiwis along with other endangered species. The team visit Doughboy Bay, Whenua Hou, Halfmoon Bay, Ulva Island and Price's Inlet. Riria Hotere visits Whenua Hou, the home of the endangered Kakapo, the world's largest parrot. Jacky Geurts finds an underwater wonderland, Matt Carter goes to an old whaling outpost, and Neil is looking for kiwis.
With peace seemingly as far away as ever, Ross uncovers a drug epidemic tearing through Palestinian territory and threatening the fabric of society.
Neil Oliver's journey round the Coromandel Peninsula takes in Te Puru, to Long Bay, across to Great Mercury Island, through Pauanui to Whangamata. Neil has his world turned upside down in Pauanui, while marine biologist Jacky Guerts delves into Whangamata's mangrove wars. Hamish Campbell is on the hunt for evidence of when the first Polynesians came to New Zealand, and Matt Carter goes to view a giant Kauri tree.
In the midst of a war on drugs, Ross meets the police and vigilantes accused of a wave of murders as well as drug users and dealers and the families of victims of the violence.
An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet.
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