COVID-19 made it clear 'La Serenissima' needs to diversify its battered economy
Francesco Penzo stands straddling a sandolo, a low boat Venetians once used for shooting ducks. He manoeuvres a long paddle deep into the water, steering the vessel around the corner of a canal in the former working-class neighbourhood of Cannaregio, the only sound the creaking of wood and birdsong echoing above.
Sir George Sitwell is an autocratic recluse running the family estate at Renishaw – ahead of the First World War. His other preoccupations are research into medieval pig-keeping - and making sure his son, Osbert isn't allowed to do what he wants to do... Sir John Gielgud stars in Peter Terson’s drama. Sir George Sitwell ...... Sir John Gielgud Lady Ida Sitwell ...... Renee Asherson Osbert Sitwell ...... Richard Pearce Henry Moat ...... Christopher Good Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.
In this first episode, Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent examining the origins of humankind; how and why we evolved in Africa - Africa is the greatest exporter of all time: every human being originated in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the actual bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of paleontology, ‘Lucy' in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic, ‘Dinkenesh’, which means ‘you are marvellous’. Zeinab also spends time in Tanzania with a tribe that is unique in the world because they live in the way our ancestors did, as hunters of big animals and gatherers. This community who have rarely been filmed provides a fascinating insight into how we have lived for most of our history.
Discover some of the great gardens of the world as Karine takes you on a journey through France, China and Italy for a closer look at extraordinary landscapes. Visit Claude Monet’s beloved gardens at Giverny, which are famously depicted in his pa
As Spain re-opens to tourists, the Travel Show joins a pilot project that’s testing new social distancing measures across the island of Mallorca. The team visits a clean-up effort attempting to rid the French coast of litter dumped during the Covid-19 outbreak and finds out what the future holds for theatres in London, New York and Las Vegas following many months of closure.
Lots of people ride the Italian scooters known as Vespas in Indonesia. But Rebel Riders modify their Vespas to the extreme. They use scrap metal, tree branches, anything they can get their hands on to create one-of-a-kind vehicles. Rebel Riders love expressing their individuality through their unique rides. They also enjoy being part of a community full of people who support one another and share a passion for exploring their beautiful country.
Tune into our new podcast series, tackling the challenges of cooking in lockdown. Our food team shares their tips for cooking without flour or eggs.
In the first episode of this new cooking in lockdown series, host Miriam is joined over the phone by food editor Lulu, helping you find inventive substitutes for missing ingredients. They talk soups, stocks, flourless cooking and egg-free baking.
The ancient fortress of the Alhambra has a fascinating history, passing from Moorish sultans to Catholic kings. Today it is one of Spain's most visited tourist attractions and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, very few know of the secret world of the Alhambra that lies unseen below the surface - a hidden network of tunnels and dungeons, off-limits to tourists, that are still being uncovered and understood by archaeologists today. Video by Izabela Cardoso and Fernando Teixeira
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