Matt Young treks across Patagonia's dramatic landscape to put his skills and nerves to the test by confronting the biggest, longest and most challenging rapid on Chile's Futaleufu river - the Terminator.
We saw what happened to New Orleans after the sea breached its levies. Could the same thing happen to London? The city is well protected against the power of a storm surge, but there is one weakness.
The very British Tim Mackintosh-Smith, an Oxford University classicist who has called the Middle East his home for 25 years, takes us on a unique 75,000 mile journey through 40 countries in the 700-year-old footsteps of medieval explorer Ibn Battutah. This is the story of one of the greatest journeys of all time. In 1325, shortly after the end of the Crusades, a young Moroccan Muslim called Ibn Battutah set out on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was to become an odyssey from one end of the known world to the other. In all, he travelled 75,000 miles - more than three times the distance Marco Polo covered.
For years, adventurers and the devout have searched for evidence of the Eastern ideal of Shangri-La - a hidden paradise humans construct in their minds to escape earthly strife. But does it exist? Some intrepid explorers believe it does - somewhere in the remote, hidden landscapes of Nepal - and that it can be traced back to the beginnings of Buddhism, and even earlier.
Andrew Marr looks at how some of the greenest, most natural-looking landscapes of Britain's islands have in fact been shaped and moulded by human hands over the centuries.
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Explores the magnificent underwater world of the Caribbean, revealing amazing coral reefs teeming with marine life and haunting shipwrecks from the past.
There is a point at which a wildfire becomes unstoppable, and a phenomenon is born that can destroy anything in its path. For the men and women working at the forefront of fire science, the nightmare is about to begin.
Acclaimed journalist Andrew Marr goes on an epic journey through one day in the life of Britain, as seen from the skies. From helicopters, planes, hang gliders and satellites he gives the big picture of a nation that is constantly on the move.
The idea behind Don't Tell My Mother... is simple: tell stories that have never been told in countries where death, destruction and mayhem seem to make up the fabric of life. Former war correspondent Diego Bunuel (grandson of renowned Spanish director Luis Bunuel (Belle de Jour)) takes a fresh look at rarely travelled areas affected by conflict and wars. The first instalment takes a closer look at Afghanistan. It's an incredible road movie that stops at every major city around the country to reveal something fascinating or unusual.
The Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise; crystal blue waters, spectacular coral reefs and magical tropical forests. Yet behind its beauty lie many dark secrets. The four-part series Wild Caribbean reveals what really lies behind this mysterious Eden.
Monstrous murderer or merely misunderstood? Filmed over two years, this program seeks to unravel the secret and seemingly scandalous world of this infamous bird. This is one of those rare occasions where reality is more amazing than folklore. The cuckoo has intrigued and inspired people for thousands of years, with Greek philosophers, poets and Shakespeare writing about these birds and their dubious reputation. But what separates the facts from the fiction?
It happened more than a decade ago: an ice storm brought the Canadian city of Montreal to its knees. Scientists now believe there is far worse to come.
It's High Noon in the outback town of Wudinna. Under siege from the worst drought in Australian history, local farms are dropping like flies and many locals are fleeing to the big cities. But Wudinna has a lone hero. Third generation farmer and local mayor Tim Scholz has a series of radical plans to repopulate and save his home town from extinction.
In the north-western corner of the Serengeti, a lioness retreats to rocky outcrops known as kopjes to suckle her cubs in safety, while two male lions win control of her pride. These new pride masters will seek and kill any cubs which they have not sired, putting our lioness in an impossible position. She must leave her cubs to hunt, or she must stay to protect them and go without food.
On the final of his fascinating journeys through the rivers of Great Britain comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones explores East Anglia, where he sees the extraordinary contrast between the man-made ditches of the Fens, the Swallows and Amazon country of the Broads and the picturesque windy river Stour which finally leads him home.
In his fascinating journey through the river network of Great Britain comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones explores the relationship between cities and water. Instead of working his way up the Thames, he heads off for another river that has been vital in London's history - the Lea.
Tells the story of the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. This quake was the first great natural disaster to strike the heart of a large European city.
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