English historian Michael Wood explores China's heritage in this travelogue series. The presenter goes back in time to discover the stories and people who have shaped the landscape and culture of today's superpower. Wood begins his journey in Wuxi, where 300 relatives of the Qin family congregate to worship their ancestors. Over in Erlitou, excavations reveal state pieces dating over 4000 years, and Wood finds millions of pilgrims when visiting the shrine of ancient goddess Nüwa at the Yellow River.
This six-part nature documentary series reveals one of the world's most enigmatic countries -- one filled with natural complexity, picturesque landscapes and colorful people -- all spectacularly captured, from the Himalayas to the tropical islands, using high-definition cameras. The series was filmed for 16 months and involved a half-million miles of travel, with footage being shot in 26 of China's 30 provinces. Topics covered in the series include the climate and terrain of South China, which is ideal for rice cultivation, and the Tibetan Plateau.
Historian Michael Wood travels the globe seeking evidence of four of the world's most famous myths. He begins his quest in Jerusalem, traveling to Egypt and Africa as he hunts for evidence of the fabled Queen of Sheba. His search for the lost kingdom of Shangri-La takes him through India, Nepal and Tibet. He roams the Celtic world from Cornwall to Wales, Ireland and Scotland in search of the legendary King Arthur. And finally, he heads to Greece, Turkey and Georgia as he tracks the legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece.
For two decades, Laura McKenzie has become known as one of the nation's top travel correspondents, reporting for notable TV and radio shows across the country. Now on her own show, McKenzie travels to first-class destinations around the world to bring those far-off destinations to viewers in their own living rooms. From China's Forbidden City to New Orleans, McKenzie showcases exciting features from each location she visits.