Martin Clunes is to embark on a second epic ocean wide adventure in search of the real Pacific in a new documentary series for ITV.
His voyage is inspired by reading a book given to him when he was a child by his father about the Kon-Tiki expedition across the Pacific. Martin has always yearned to follow in those explorers’ footsteps.
The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet, covering 63 million square miles, is strewn with tens of thousands of islands with coral atolls, jungle clad mountains, and lava spewing volcanoes. It is rich in animal life and has an astonishing kaleidoscope of humanity.
Across the first series, Martin explored French Polynesia where he swims with sharks, investigates Marlon Brando's wildlife programme, and meets a local horse whisperer.
In Vanuatu, Martin climbed a volcano and meets a tribe who worship Prince Philip, while in Tonga, he meets a third gender leiti and a princess. In another episode, Martin explored the legendary Galapagos Islands, getting up close to sealions, iguanas, tortoises, penguins, finches and baby sharks.
Series 1 is available to watch now on ITV Hub.