Volcano Hunt is a scientific and discovery adventure in which a team of experts set off to find a mysterious underwater volcano hiding in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, just off Sicily's southern coastline.
The last leg of the trip begins with a safari in Botswana, and Ewan and Charley come face to face with some extraordinary animals. From there, they cross into Namibia but it doesn't take long for the guys to run into trouble as they enter South Africa.
While in Malawi, Ewan and Charley spend a lot of time learning about the community from visiting shops and meeting villagers. They also take some time to fix up the bikes and Ewan says goodbye to his wife as they head to Botswana.
A coffee house chat leads to an incredible opportunity after Ewan and Charley meet Rwanda's Minister of Tourism. She invites them to her brother's wedding where they meet the president of Rwanda. The president requests a visit the next day, and the boys go on a frantic search for proper suits, leading to some questionable design choices. With mixed emotions, the team meets President Kagame, who shares his story as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda, and his efforts to help Rwanda restore itself after genocide.
The guys have a lot of trouble crossing a muddy river-bed in Kenya, but they ride on into Uganda and explore more of the local communities. While there Ewan and Charley take a trip to UNICEF in Northern Uganda to visit some children who had been abducted and forced into armies. Later they move on to Rwanda.
In the heart of Brazil, amidst the sublime setting of the Chapada Diamantina (a natural reserve in the state of Bahia), a diver stumbles upon a few strange bones at the bottom of a flooded cave. Driven by his curiosity, he consults with Castor Cartelle, a Brazilian palaeontologist who soon finds himself behind an international scientific expedition. With the help of two foreign paleontologists and a team of expert divers, Castor Cartelle and the team embark on an expedition to uncover a rare species of sloth - the ground dwelling Giant Sloth.
In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are faring in their struggle against urban sprawl and how we can help them to survive.
In the final leg of Michael's journey into new Europe, he travels high in the Tatra mountains where he learns how to make Slovakian sausages. In the spa town of Karlovy Vary he has a mud bath with Miss World, followed by a pedalo ride in Prague. Entering the former East Germany in Dresden he gets a first-hand insight into life after Germany's unification before ending his trip on the Baltic island of Rugen.
Ewan and Charley are 31 days into their trip and encounter some roadblocks while trying to enter Ethiopia. Once in the country they see some of the devastation brought on by the war-torn nation. All the while, the long hours begin to take their toll on the guys as the terrain continues to make for a difficult ride.
Ewan, Charley and their team make it to Addis Ababa for their well-earned break. With morale at an all-time low, the boys do some soul searching to decide if their trip is worth continuing. They decide that it is - but in Kenya, Claudio's bike breaks down in bandit country. As hunger sets in, and terrified at the thought of another packet dinner, the team makes the difficult decision to slay a goat for supper.
On the final leg of his journey, Kevin McCloud travels to Greece, following in the footsteps of British architects James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, two of the first grand tourists to journey as far as Greece.
Beating the odds against the predators on Tanzania's Serengeti Plain and the Kenyan Masa Marai, the wildebeest calf has survived the first part of the huge 3000 km round trek with his mother and the herd. But the crossing of the Mara River presents the biggest challenge yet for this fragile little creature. Its raging torrents are a death trap and there are crocodiles galore waiting to pick him off.
Michael journeys through Poland from the port of Gdansk on the North Sea to the south of the Tatra Mountains, considering the upheavals that have traumatised Poland for seventy years. Palin visits Auschwitz and Czestechowa, meets the leader of trade union Solidarity, and marvels at Warsaw,
As the clock works against them, Ewan and Charley spend some time in Italy, riding from Sienna, through Rome, and finally into Sicily where they must catch a ferry to Africa. It doesn't take long for them to notice the changes in climate once in Tunisia.
On leaving Libya, the guys travel through Egypt and, after a few mishaps in Cairo, put their bikes on a ferry to take them down river. With a few days to spare they take a flight out to Kenya to learn about an organisation of motorcyclists that assists in getting doctors to the sick.
In this episode Cathy and Luke come face to face with the outback icon of Uluru, a singing dingo and an Aboriginal superhero in spandex underpants. They get their hands dirty on a remote outstation that's planted a vineyard in the desert and find 500 million year old sea creatures at the bottom of the Amadeus Sea.
In this episode, Kevin follows in the footsteps of Robert Adam, the most influential neoclassical architect of the 18th century.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are three Baltic states that shook themselves free of the Soviet Union and reclaimed their distinctive culture. Michael travels from Tallinn in the north, through Latvia, to Lithuania in the south, sailing into the Baltic from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, formerly East Prussia. In Estonia he visits a pyramid house and samples the medicinal properties of leeches. In Latvia he visits one of the most secretive places of the Communist-era, the astronomical telescope.
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