Actor and presenter Tony Robinson (Blackadder) embarks upon an epic journey around the globe by train.
He begins the venture by visiting France, Germany and Hungary, before heading towards Turkey. In Paris, Tony meets with a friend who explains the finger points of French social etiquette, while in Germany, he compares a spin in a replica of the first automobile with an exhilarating blast in the latest Formula 1 car.
Tony continues his railway voyage across India and Burma, visiting one of Delhi’s oldest markets, before taking a ride on the Himalayan Mountain Railway.
This unique and insightful series sees a host of celebrities of differing faiths and beliefs don walking boots to tackle the staggering 1000km Italian section of the historic Via Francigena, beginning in Canterbury and finishes in Rome, where a private audience with the Pope awaits.
The famous faces include actor Lesley Joseph (Birds of a Feather), professional dancer Brendan Cole (Strictly Come Dancing), comedian Stephen K. Amos and athlete Greg Rutherford. Along the ancient route we see some of the celebrities visit the Roman bath formerly used by Popes, as well as exploring the history of St Catherine of Siena.
The Pilgrims also visit a magnificent Roman amphitheatre in the medieval town of Sutri.
The series which marvels at the scale, skill and technology involved in making your favourite foods and goods is back for a special festive edition.
Explore the fascinating factory processes and surprising history behind the UK’s favourite festive treats as your guide Gregg Wallace gains exclusive access to the factories which produce the nation’s much-loved Christmas food.
Gregg visits the world’s largest mince pie factory and discovers the challenge the workers there are faced with in producing 2,000 perfect pies every minute. Elsewhere in this festive special, Cherry Healey travels to South Wales, where factory workers make enough tinsel each year to reach from their hometown to Hawaii. Also, historian Ruth Goodman finds out about the explosive history of Christmas crackers.
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery. From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.