In this first of a new four-part series, broadcaster and writer Simon Reeve presents some of the highlights of his incredible journeys around the world.
During a career spanning more than 15 years Simon has visited over 100 countries on six different continents, experiencing epic landscapes and uncovering moving and dramatic human stories. Now he’ll be catching up with some of the memorable characters he’s met along the way, as well as revealing behind-the-scenes moments and exploring some of the huge changes he’s witnessed while travelling around the world.
In this first episode he’s focusing on some of the incredible characters he’s met while travelling the globe - from the Burmese human rights campaigner who took him on a dangerous undercover mission into the country in 2010, to the homeless woman he met living inside a railway bridge just a few miles from the glamorous streets of Hollywood.
The journeys have taken him from a £10,000 a night hotel in Mexico to eating soup made from Xebu (ox) penis in Madagascar. And most movingly Simon catches up with a 10 year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in a glass factory in Bangladesh and finds out what has happened to him ten years later.
Incredible Journeys With Simon Reeve begins Sunday 24th January at 8pm on BBC Two.