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The Frankincense Trail - Saudi Arabia


Kate Humble follows the path of the ancient frankincense trade route through one of the most enigmatic nations on Earth - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With unprecedented access, Kate enters the world of the nation's richest man, meets a remote mountain tribe whose ancestors once guarded the trade routes and who live at the fringe of Saudi society today, and explores the treasures of an untouched shipwreck that once carried frankincense on the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. Travelling by camel, glider and boat, she traces the 1,000-mile trail through the Kingdom and discovers the modern nation and its people.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-09-03 20:00:00 - 2009-09-03 21:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2009-09-10 01:15:00 - 2009-09-10 02:15:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Presenter Kate Humble
  • Director Michael Lynch
  • Producer Robert MacIver
  • Presenter Kate Humble
  • Director Michael Lynch
  • Producer Robert MacIver
  • Presenter Kate Humble
  • Director Michael Lynch
  • Producer Robert MacIver