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.
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.
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