Londres · Hyde Park y los jardines del palacio de Kensington
In the final programme, Simon looks at his journeys through some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt wildernesses, and reflects on the huge challenges faced when trying to protect them. From the vast, icy expanses of Siberia to the tropical forests of Central and South America, Simon’s films have repeatedly exposed the causes and consequences of climate change, as well as suggesting solutions to one of the greatest issues facing mankind. And from Hawaii to the Mediterranean, Simon was one of the first TV journalists to expose the horrifying extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. Here, Simon recalls some of the meetings with indigenous peoples from around the world who have had first-hand experience of the damage being done to our planet.
The Borneo adventure begins with an explosion of culture and sound at the Rainforest World Music Festival. Malaysian artist Alena Murang shares her Dreamcatcher journey that saw her leave the corporate world behind to pursue her passion for music. Back on the water, Phil and Iva get their first taste of Sarawak as they sail up the Borneo rivers and are invited to party at an Iban longhouse.
Meet Dick and Pril, an octogenarian couple that built a sailboat in their Californian backyard and set off to discover the world. With their sailboat safely berthed at the Miri Marina, Phil and Iva travel deep into the rainforest to explore some of the largest cave systems in the world. In the jungle they meet 23-year-old Jessa, a fearless entomologist prepared to risk it all for the love of insects.
In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe – from coming under fire in war-torn Mogadishu to squaring off with a female wrestler in Mexico City. These journeys take him from a police cell in the far east of Russia to a crazy ambulance trip through the streets of San Salvador.
In this third programme, Simon focuses on some of the incredible wildlife stories he’s encountered – from the eccentric Yorkshireman who founded a giant tortoise sanctuary on his island in the Seychelles to the armed conservationists defending a forest in Belize. These journeys reveal threats to the natural world from human encroachment, as well as meeting the dedicated and sometimes maverick conservationists fighting to preserve some of the planet\'s most iconic wildlife. And while catching up with old friends, Simon discovers how one of his programmes help protect a crucial whale sanctuary off the coast of Australia.