David Baddiel On The Silk Road

May 2019
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Season 1 Episode 4 - Road To Ruin

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In the South Caucuses of Georgia, he discovers the birthplace of the one of the road’s most successful exports - wine. He must face a landslide as he negotiates the pass through the mountains on his way to Turkey, and the incredible fairy tale landscape of Cappadocia. This alien like world was home to a network of 200 citi...
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Hidden Treasures

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David ventures deep into the goldmines that bankrolled the wealthy Sogdian civilisation in the 5th Century, and explores the ancient service stations they built to trade their precious goods. He witnesses the beauty of Islamic architecture in Bukhara and breaks bread with a Jewish family whose community has thrived in the ...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - Into The Wild

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In this episode, David heads into the wilds of Central Asia to discover what the Chinese wanted in return for their precious silk. In a remote gorge in Kazakhstan, he finds a clue carved in the rock-ancient petroglyphs of horses. Intrigued, David heads for the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to find the Nomadic descendants of the ...
April 2019
43:36

Season 1 Episode 1 - China's Deadly Secret

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Comedian and writer David Baddiel sets off on an adventure of a lifetime along the Silk Road. Starting at its eastern terminus in Xi’an, David visits the market to get himself kitted out for the long journey ahead buying tea, a lucky charm and pants that fit. As he heads West, he discovers the secret of silk that could get...
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