Travellers' tales.


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199A01Dong Singers1999011719990406The Dong people are a minority in China, famous for their singing.
Marc Francis discovers that even lovers are selected according to their vocal abilities.
199A02Leopards In Zimbabwe1999012419990413Ecologist Alayne Cotterill teams up with the Army to catch leopards in Zimbabwe as part of a wildlife management exercise.
199A03Montserrat1999013119990420A large part of the population of the Caribbean island of Montserrat fled when the volcano erupted.
For those that stayed, life has become increasingly difficult, especially for the homeless elderly.
199A04Borneo Rainforest1999020719990427A team from Plymouth University discovers how cutting down the Borneo rainforest can increase insect numbers.
199A05Reindeer Herding On The Kamchatka Peninsula1999021419990504is almost bankrupt because of the collapse of Communism and the rouble.
Can a team of ecologists and anthropologists from Cambridge offer any working solutions?
199A06 LASTThe Fijian Islands1999022119990511will soon suffer water shortages if the islanders continue to squander their resources.
Hydrologists from Imperial College, London, ponder how to solve the problem.
200C01Mayan City On Mexico20000718 Husband and wife Alan and Yunna Robinson put their marriage under strain as they uncover a Mayan city in Mexico.
200C02The Cave Of Swimmers20000725 Paula Hardy searches for the Cave of Swimmers, deep in Libya's Sahara Desert.
200C03Che Guevera's Tyre Tracks20000801 Two young men follow Che Guevera's tyre tracks on a motorcycle journey through South America.
200C04Yak Butter20000808 A remote Chinese village threatens to erupt into violence over a debt of yak butter.
200C05An Exhausting Trek From Karakorum To Xanadu20000815 finds three students unprepared for the rigours of Mongolia.
200C06 LASTMadagascar20000822 The concluding episode of the series of travellers' tales focuses on Madagascar.
A05Three Durham Undergraduates Set Out On A Mi1997091619970921The fifth of six programmes featuring travellers' tales.
Three Durham undergraduates set out on a mission to record the herbal cures practised by the Dayaks of Kalimantan before these remedies - and the rainforest - are lost for ever.
 01Taklimakan Desert1997081919970824The fourth of six programmes featuring travellers' tales.
Dr Sarah O'Hara describes the rapid decline of Turkmenistan's vital irrigation system.
`For a country which is nearly all desert, Turkmenistan wastes an awful lot of water'.
Meanwhile, the country's president busies himself creating his own version of Versailles.
A search for wild camels becomes a hot-tempered affair for four Oxford graduates.
There are also nuclear tests, pickpockets and a stifling Chinese bureaucracy to contend with.
 02The Second Of Six Programmes Featuring Travellers' Tales. The British Army Has Relied On Tough Gurkh1997082619970831a soldiers throughout many wars.
But what impact has recruitment had in Nepal? An expedition into the Nepalese hills discovers that traditional village life is being affected.
 03The Pokot Tribe1997090219970907
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The third of six programmes featuring travellers' tales.
Anthropologist Dr Jean Brown has been documenting the lives of the nomadic Pokot tribe of northern Kenya for 24 years.
On her last trip, she records a way of life which is about to die out.
The Pokot tribe has been shielded from modernisation and, during the last 24 years, anthropologist Dr Jean Brown has catalogued every aspect of their gory and sometimes brutal lives.
On her final trip, she talks with regret of how the Pokot are preparing to throw off their traditions and become just like other Kenyans.
 04Taklimakan Desert1997090919970914The fourth of six programmes featuring travellers' tales.
Dr Sarah O'Hara describes the rapid decline of Turkmenistan's vital irrigation system.
`For a country which is nearly all desert, Turkmenistan wastes an awful lot of water'.
Meanwhile, the country's president busies himself creating his own version of Versailles.
A search for wild camels becomes a hot-tempered affair for four Oxford graduates.
There are also nuclear tests, pickpockets and a stifling Chinese bureaucracy to contend with.
 06 LASTVietnam 19970923
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is going all out to embrace western capitalism, in spite of its Communist government.
Jon Walsh and Jonathan Hassid find that in its race to adopt the new, Vietnam's own cultural heritage is being obliterated.
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  In The Poverty-stricken Hills Of Nepal, Every Son Wants A Ticket To Prosperity By Becoming A Gurkha19980430 soldier.
But British Army recruitment policy is changing - a research team from RoyAl Holloway University finds that the Army, and the money it provides, has a profound effect on almost every aspect of village life.
  Four Oxford Graduates Head Out Into A Chinese Desert In Search Of The Few Remaining Wild Bactrian Ca19980507 mels - but nothing seems to go quite right for the two men and two women.
    19990103A Car Crash Sets In Train A Catalogue Of Disasters For A Group Heading Into The Sahara Desert.
When things cannot get any worse, they usually do.
  Iran Is A Tricky Place For Travellers 19990110Christopher Mahon is treated to hospitality and malice in equal measure as he searches for the relics of a lost fire-worshipping religion.
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19940216]  Four programmes tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of expeditions to far-flung places.
1: Juliet Vickery crosses thousands of miles of ocean to study bird life on the tiny, remote and uninhabited Pacific island of Henderson. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19940223]  Series tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of far-flung expeditions. 2: Teacher Tim Gunn and a team of pupils run up against local difficulties when they try planting a dry forest in Madagascar. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19940302]  Expeditions to far-flung corners of the earth.
3: A team of undergraduates travel to Bolivia to tryto save the endangered bluethroated macaw from bounty hunters. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19940309]  Last in the series tracing expeditions to far-flung corners of the earth. A team of young scientists brave scorpions, tarantulas and a Venezuelan swamp in search of the manatee - the shy creature which spawned the legend of the mermaid. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19941110]  Four programmes tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of expeditions to far-flung corners of the earth.
1: Juliet Vickery crosses thousands of miles of ocean to study birdlife on the tiny, remote and uninhabited Pacific island of Henderson. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19941117]  Teacher Tim Gunn 2: and a team of pupils run up against local difficulties when they try planting a dry forest in Madagascar. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19941124]  3: Nottingham University students travel to Bolivia to save the rare bluethroated macaw from bounty hunters. A Revolution Recordings production
Tales from the Back of Beyond Genome: [r4 Bd=19941201]  Last in the series. 4: A team of young scientists brave tarantulas, scorpions and a Venezuelan swamp in search of the manatee -the shy and elusive creature which spawned the legend of the mermaid; A Revolution Recordings production

Genome:
[r4 bd=19940216] contributors

  • Unknown: Juliet Vickery

Genome:
[r4 bd=19940216] contributors

  • Unknown: Juliet Vickery

Genome:
[r4 bd=19940223] contributors

  • Unknown: Teacher Tim Gunn

Genome:
[r4 bd=19940223] contributors

  • Unknown: Teacher Tim Gunn

Genome:
[r4 bd=19941110] contributors

  • Unknown: Juliet Vickery

Genome:
[r4 bd=19941110] contributors

  • Unknown: Juliet Vickery

Genome:
[r4 bd=19941117] contributors

  • Unknown: Teacher Tim Gunn

Genome:
[r4 bd=19941117] contributors

  • Unknown: Teacher Tim Gunn

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