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Tropic of Cancer - Bangladesh to Burma


Simon Reeve continues his epic journey around the world following the Tropic of Cancer, the northern border of the tropics region. This episode takes Simon through Bangladesh and on a perilous covert journey into Burma, where western journalists are banned. In Bangladesh Simon sails down the mighty Padma River and visits fishermen who use trained otters to drive fish into their nets. Further on he sees the river banks crumbling before his eyes - increased river erosion is thought to be caused by global climate change - and in the capital Dhaka he meets some of the millions of child workers. From North East India, Simon treks through jungles and across rivers into Burma to meet the Chin people - an ethnic group who are brutalised and oppressed by the Burmese government. After travelling around the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator, this series completes Simon's trilogy of journeys exploring the amazing tropics region with his toughest, longest, most ambitious challenge yet.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-04-18 20:00:00 - 2010-04-18 21:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-04-24 02:40:00 - 2010-04-24 03:40:00 on BBC One North East, 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 West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One Wales,
  • 2010-05-04 23:20:00 - 2010-05-05 00:20:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-05-05 00:20:00 - 2010-05-05 01:20:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2010-05-05 00:30:00 - 2010-05-05 01:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland,

Credits

  • Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
  • Producer Andrew Carter
  • Presenter Simon Reeve
  • Writer Simon Reeve
  • Director Andrew Carter
  • Writer Sam Bagnall
  • Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
  • Producer Andrew Carter
  • Presenter Simon Reeve
  • Writer Simon Reeve
  • Director Andrew Carter
  • Writer Sam Bagnall
  • Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
  • Producer Andrew Carter
  • Presenter Simon Reeve
  • Writer Simon Reeve
  • Director Andrew Carter
  • Writer Sam Bagnall