A tour of West Bengal begins in November 2016 as sudden demonetisation thrusts all of India into economic chaos. We roam the colourful streets of Kolkata, journey by train to see the unusual terra cotta temples of Bishnupur, and visit Darjeeling, with its lingering colonial memories and famous toy train, in the Himalayas. 49 minutes.
After a stay at a remote former Himalayan tea plantation, we return to Darjeeling, and take the toy train down to Siliguri. We then visit the neglected temples around Malda, before retunring to Kolkata for a journey through the Sunderbans delta. 50 minutes.
A journey by light plane and car in November 2015. 44 minutes.
A journey by car from southern to northern Damaraland and the Erongo mountains in November 2015. 46 minutes.
Burma (Myanmar) is surfing down a wave of rapid change set off just 18 months ago by the release of Aung San Suu Khi and the legalisation of her party. Now tourists are straining the infrastructure. 57 minutes.
Okay, you’ve written a play. Now what? 45 minutes.
A return journey up the Ayerawady River from Bagan to Mandalay and onward by rail up into the mountains of Shan State. 41 minutes.
The birthday card from the Queen has arrived. Time for a celebration. 7 minutes.
A journey through the eastern states of Mon and Kayan, where the National League for Democracy party seems to have an office in every village. 37 minutes.
What’s on the other side of the strait from Corfu? 44 minutes.
A train journey across Europe to visit Syria after the uprising began in spring 2011. 58 minutes.
Continuing a tour of Syria in spring 2011 during the early stages of the uprising. 55 minutes.
Tibet: the start of a 9000 kilometer rail journey. 45 minutes.
Crossing China: continuing the rail journey from Tibet to England. 57 minutes.
Beijing: breaking the journey. 57 minutes.
The Trans-Siberian Railway: concluding the 9000 kilometer jounrey from Tibet to England. 59 minutes.
The plaintive pluck of the guitar and the wailng lament of the Fado accompany us through Lisbon. 28 minutes.
A 92-year-old Welsh lady visits the glories of Uzbekistan. 55 minutes.
An exploration of the Galápagos Islands to see at very close hand the many animal species which inhabit them, some unique in the world. 58 minutes.
Travels by horseback and bus in Argentina, with excursions to Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. 57 minutes.
A trek eastward into the wild and remote heart of the Pyreneean traverse at altitudes between 1000 and 3000 meters. 47 minutes.
Follow the dream: a house-hunting expedition through the Cyclades samples the lifestyle, scenery and holiday home opportunities in nine islands: Andros, Tinos, Syros, Naxos, Ios, Folegandros, Santorini, Serifos and Milos. 58 minutes.