Category: Travel

Video documentaries about travelling , lifestyle and leisure

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 5 - India to Sri Lanka

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 5 – India to Sri Lanka

Documentary series in which Dan Cruickshank travels the world in search of man's greatest creations. In Calcutta, he tangles with a 10-armed naked goddess and is moved to passion in the Cave of Heavenly Maidens. Dan's on a journey of personal enlightenment and finds the key to the cosmos in the city of Jaipur, worships ...

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 4 - Japan to China

Around the World in 80 Treasures episode 4 – Japan to China

In Japan, he shows us a Samurai sword and a temple with a meditation garden. Moving on to China, Dan marvels at the Great Wall and contemplates the massed ranks of the Terracotta army, before battling bureaucracy in an attempt to see the ancient porcelain in the Forbidden City. Documentary series presented by Dan Cruickshank revealing ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 6 - St Petersburg

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 6 – St Petersburg

In the final episode of their entertaining series of cultural city breaks, Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke explore St Petersburg through its dazzling art and architecture. They want to see how art has been used to enhance prestige and power in this city, ever since it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great. Surrounded ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 5

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 5 – Barcelona

In this episode, Janina Ramirez and Alastair are on a mission to get to know one of the most popular cities in the world through its art and architecture. Although Barcelona is famous for its exuberant modernista buildings, the Gothic Quarter and artistic superstars such as Picasso, Janina and Alastair are determined to discover some ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 4 - Amsterdam

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 4 – Amsterdam

In this episode, they head to Amsterdam, a city that pioneered so much of modern life, from multinational trade to the way we design our homes. To find out how, Alastair and Janina take us on a fast paced tour of the city's cultural hotspots. Picking their way through the crowds queuing to see Rembrandt ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 3 - Baku

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 3 – Baku

Nina and Alastair set off to Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. A former Soviet state, bordering the Caspian Sea, Baku offers a tantalising mix of the ancient and modern - at the crossroads of east meets west, on the ancient silk trading route. It is also an authoritarian state, where cultural life is tightly controlled. So, ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 2 - Beirut

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 2 – Beirut

Nina and Alastair explore Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. This fascinating crossroads between east and west has a rich history, and a troubled recent past. It's the most diverse city in the Arab world, with 18 recognised religious sects. Its French influence gave it the reputation as the Paris of the east during the ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 1 - Lisbon

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 1 – Lisbon

Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cultural city breaks. Nina and Alastair head to Lisbon, rapidly becoming one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Winding through the city's cobbled streets, from its steep hills to the picturesque shore line, the cultural riches they encounter reveal the city's fascinating ...

The Story of India

The Story of India episode 1 – Beginnings

The Story of India episode 1 -  Beginnings Michael Wood journeys through the subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. Through ancient manuscripts and oral tales Michael charts the first human migrations out of Africa. He travels from the tropical backwaters of South India through lost ancient cities in ...

Reef Wrecks episode 1 - Bonaire

Reef Wrecks episode 1 – Bonaire

The small island of Bonaire is a Caribbean diving destination that boasts a unique collection of shipwrecks transformed into makeshift coral reefs. These artificial habitats provide a haven for marine life in a constantly changing ecosystem. The ocean floor is home to centuries' worth of sunken vessels integrated into marine habitats. Explore extraordinary wrecks around ...