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BBC Four's travel programme with a difference. Ben Anderson (Seasons 1-4) and Simon Reeve (Seasons 5 & 6) journey to places around the world which are far off the beaten track.
|S02E01||America Was Here - Vietnam & Cambodia||05/09/2004||In this episode Ben Anderson visits Vietnam and Cambodia, to see what effect the "American War" had.|
|S02E02||America Was Here - El Salvador & Panama||06/09/2004|
|S02E03||America Was Here - Nicaragua & Honduras||06/09/2004|
|S03E01||The Violent Coast - Ivory Coast, Benin & Nigeria||29/03/2004||Ben Anderson returns with a second set of travelogues, this time journeying around the notoriously hazardous west coast of Africa - an area synonymous with drugs, diamonds, corruption and civil war. His first ports of call are Liberia and Sierra Leone, where he finds both optimism in the face of adversity and a pervasive desire for peace.|
|S03E02||The Violent Coast - Liberia & Sierra Leone||30/03/2004||Ben Anderson concludes his adventures along Africa's west coast, where modern-day states live with a legacy of slavery, colonial carve-ups and horrific civil wars. In the impoverished Ivory Coast he finds a basilica taller than the Vatican, while in Benin voodoo is flourishing and a huge oil spill in Nigeria's delta has blighted the land.|
|S04E01||Rivers - Amazon, Ganges & Congo||31/08/2005||Altitude sickness is just one of the delights awaiting Ben Anderson on the Amazon, Ganges and Congo rivers. Starting in the Andes, he trains with elite police and joins a group of peasants who mount a takeover from rich farmers. In India, Ben visits the holy city of Varanasi, where the volume of burials has turned the Ganges into a health hazard. At the Congo river, Ben meets passengers waiting for a ferry that has never left and soldiers extorting taxes under the nose of the UN.|
|S04E02||Rivers - Euphrates & Jordan||01/09/2005||Iraqi soldiers and riots await as Ben Anderson travels to the Jordan and Euphrates rivers.|
|S05E01||Meet The Stans - Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan||29/09/2003||Undeterred by unrest and a desperate scramble for oil, Simon Reeve - the author who warned about al-Qaeda in 1996 -journeys through former Soviet republics, "the Stans". In the first of two reports, he visits Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.|
|S05E02||Meet The Stans - Uzbekistan & Tajikistan||30/09/2003||Drugs and danger await when Simon Reeve visits Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the second of two reports.|
|S06E01||Places That Don't Exist - Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia & Abkhazia||01/02/2005||Breakaway states have their own borders, money and presidents - but some are also home to terrorists, weapons and armies itching for a fight. Welcome to places that aren't officially recognised by the international community. First on Simon Reeve 's tour are Somaliland, Transdneistria in the Black Sea region and Taiwan. Along the way, he gets drunk with a president, meets a nationalistic boy band and buys a Somali diplomatic passport. He sees mass graves, hi-tech weaponry and is arrested trying to film a military base.|
|S06E02||Places That Don't Exist - Somaliland, Transnistria & Taiwan||02/02/2005||South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Abkhazia are on the itinerary as Simon Reeve continues his hazardous tour of breakaway states in the Caucasus region. He uncovers 30,000 live shells in a warehouse where security measures amount to a piece of string, and has an unnerving encounter with KGB operatives.|