Gavin reaches his journey's end - the city of Istanbul at the end of Europe and the beginning of Asia, where the old Orient Express service terminated.
India Reborn is a four part documentary series examining the rise of one of the world's newest super powers. Episode one Myth and Might looks at the 2000 year old caste system which still reigns in India, determining people's occupation and stance by birth.
A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it became America's first national park, Yellowstone.
As our climate continues to heat up we head towards a future in which things can only get worse. This is a story of the bushfire season; of those affected by fire; who fight fires; and who study fires and their prevention.
Gavin crosses Romania. His first stop is Transylvania and the town of Sighisoara which was the home of bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler upon whom the character of Dracula was based.
The National Parks traces the history of America's Best Idea from their birth in the mid 1800s to present day. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of the American landscape. It was filmed over more than six years in some of nature's most spectacular locales, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. The National Parks is as much a story of people from every conceivable background, rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, idealists, artists and entrepreneurs. They are people willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved.
On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the worst. Then on Saturday the inevitable happens. Towns are threatened - first Erica in the east of the state, then Steiglitz in the west. Locals must decide should they stay and try to protect their home or should they go? And if they go, what should they take?
The previously untold story of Australia's most prized tree, its timber and the pioneering and dangerous journey of the men who sought it.
Gavin takes a detour off the old Orient Express route to visit Bosnia and Serbia.
One of the UK's best-loved personalities and most successful comedy exports, Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. Comedy icon Joanna Lumley grew up in tropical Malaysia, and as a little girl had never seen snow or felt cold. Inspired by the fairytales and picture books of the North, full of trolls and snow queens, she always longed to make this journey. But she could never have guessed what a challenging, epic, diverse and absorbing Arctic adventure lay ahead of her.
For most of us Provence conjures up lazy afternoons in the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine, fields of aromatic herbs, lavender, sage and rosemary and the glamorous beaches of Cannes or St.Tropez. But this stunningly beautiful documentary takes us on a journey few tourists have discovered, showing us the real wild heart of Provence. From the rocky, limestone terrain of the north where Chamois graze on plants on perilous cliffs to the wetlands in the south where the river Rhone meets the Mediterranean.
The families have just two days to go and nerves are starting to fray. Have the Shepherds taken too big a risk putting their kids in control? Over at the Edwards home, Spike has taken a leaf out of Cam's eco book and he too has drawn up a master plan.
Gavin twitches back the Iron Curtain and crosses into the former Soviet Bloc. First stop is Bratislava, capital of Slovakia where Gavin walks in the footsteps of Napoleon and sees how town planners are ruining the city.
In the magnificently stark landscape of the Bolivian highlands lies Tiwanaku, a 2000-year-old city that was home to one of the most influential civilisations in pre-Inca South America. Scattered throughout this remarkable metropolis are huge temples, pyramids and delicately carved monoliths constructed from colossal slabs of stone. But Tiwanaku's beauty comes with an equally beguiling mystery. The nearest quarry that could have produced the city's rocks lies some 40km on the other side of Lake Titicaca, the second largest lake in South America. How could these multi-ton stones possibly have made their way to Tiwanaku?
The penguins of the Antarctic lead extraordinary lives, their home is the coldest, windiest and driest place on the planet. These flightless birds manage to cope with such extremes, but how will they survive the even greater challenge of climate change?
It's the penultimate episode of the series and the Edwards are struggling to pass the transport hotspot challenge. All out of solutions, Eco Coach Tanya decides to exploit a loophole in the challenge which results in the Edwards meeting their transport target.
This week, the Shepherd family face their toughest trial yet. The transport challenge is underway, and for university student Jesse, giving up his car is a huge sacrifice. Over at the Edwards household, the transport challenge rules spark debate.
As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.
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