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    City Confidential

    City Confidential

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    A&E (ended 2005)
    Tour the city; meet the people; hear the stories; feel the impact. Every city has a tale to tell--stories that uniquely reflect its essence. Each week CITY CONFIDENTIAL® goes deep into the heart of a city, no matter how small or large, and explores in-depth, the mysterious, the bizarre, funny and human elements inherent in each region. CITY CONFIDENTIAL® reveals fascinating characters, places and stories that are anything but ordinary. With its lush cinematography, and its insightful interviews and reporting, CITY CONFIDENTIAL® gets to the heart of the story. Oscar-nominated Paul Winfield's exceptional narration adds a distinct element that gives viewers a profile of the rich history that exists behind, and beneath, every city. This is a true-life documentary series with an attitude.moreless
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    Wild On

    Wild On

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    E! (ended 2002)
    Bubbly beauty Brooke Burke could have a good time at an accounting seminar, so just imagine the fun she'll have at some of the world's most exotic, festive and glamorous destinations. From Australia, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, to American party spots like Las Vegas and Chicago, Wild On follows Brooke as she checks out the food, the people and the nightlife that give each place its unique flair.moreless
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    Visions

    Visions

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    PBS (ended 1980)
    VISIONS was an hour-long anthology series aired back in 1976 on the Public Broadcasting Service. It was a series of original plays written expressly for TV. 4 seasons aired during 4 years. The show won an Emmy in 1977, and received 2 more Emmy nominations.moreless
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    Two Fat Ladies

    Two Fat Ladies

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    BBC Two
    British cooking show with two chefs, Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Each episode is filmed from a different location from a brewery to a cathederal, from a samll town home to a manor house. This was never filmed on a set. You always get to see an interesting part of Great Britan.moreless
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    Cook on the Wild Side

    Cook on the Wild Side

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    KEO Films
    Cook on the Wild Side is a cooking and travel series hosted by famed British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the eccentric wild man who travels the world in search of little-known earthy delicacies and meets up with some like-minded people who want nothing more than to live off the fat of the land. This show earned Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the nickname "Hugh Fearlessly-Eatsitall" for his willingness to cook up and devour whatever edible items crossed his path, whether it was a nice hedgerow of a bit of roadkill. Each episode of this fun series follows Hugh into a new locale. In one episode, he goes diving for scallops in pristine Scottish waters, showing viewers how the molluscs can be prepared, served, and eaten raw right after you catch them. In another episode, he reveals the types of food one can find right in the middle of London, including pigeon and garden snails. Cook on the Wild Side is a classic cooking show and a must-see for foodies with a taste for adventure.moreless
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    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle

    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle

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    BBC
    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle is a television series dedicated to the history of North America. This BBC original series takes a look at the continent from a number of different perspectives including those of the Native Americans as well as the European settlers who would migrate there. Originally there was no interest at all in the new world, but settlers eventually began to acknowledge the availability of land and natural resources there during the sixteenth century. The series discusses the settlement and industrialization of America and documents the tragic plight of the natives, as their numbers and land began to dwindle. BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Land of the Eagle includes stunning visual cinematography and portrays the beauty of the wildlife and landscape of the North American continent. The series includes eight episodes such as Confronting The Wilderness, Into The Shining Mountains, and The First And Last Frontier.moreless
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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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    BBC
    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days is a travel series developed by the BBC that chronicles Monty Python actor and notable comedian Michael Palin as he takes up the task of Phileas Fogg, Jules Verne’s hero of his classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in an endeavor to travel around the world in eighty days. In true Victorian fashion, Palin sets out to follow Fogg’s travel route without taking the easy way out by traveling via aircraft. He sets off from London to only be stopped by one of the many roadblocks in Palin’s journey. From Italian railway strikes to missing train and ferry connections to a very uncomfortable case of traveler’s diarrhea, he continues to strive forward in order to clean up the city of Venice, befriend the crew of an Indian sailboat, getting a shave by a blind barber, working as deckhands on a Yugoslavian freighter, and being attacked by a cockatoo. A wonderful real-life adaptation of Verne’s classic, Micahel Palin: Around the World in 80 Days shows the world in a lovely and comical light. Michael Palin followed the trip with a book detailing the experience completely from his perspective without cut scenes.moreless
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    Globe Trekker

    Globe Trekker

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    PBS
    Globe Trekker takes to on journeys to countries from every continent around the globe. Each unforgettable destination is hosted by one of the Globe Trekker team members, who dare to try or eat anything new. Join veteran Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick and their teammates on their journeys by tuning in your local PBS channels. The show was launched in U.S. through partnership with the PBS Network in 2002. Season 1 - 39 episodes (March 31 2002 - December 2002) Season 2 - 38 episodes(April 2003 - December 2003) Season 3 - 30 episodes (April 4 2004 - March 2005) Season 4 - 30 episodes (April 3 2005 - March 2006) Season 5 - 30 episodes (April 2 2006 - March 2007) The show has also shown on Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel. * This show was known outside of U.S. as "Lonely Planet." The show was started in mid-90's and was first marketed in the U.S. in 2002 as "Globe Trekker." ** Please note that your local PBS aired date may be different.moreless
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    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour

    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour

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    BBC
    Sister Wendy's Grand Tour is a about a woman named Sister Wendy Beckett who lives in a Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, England, and loves and appreciates art. Following the success of the TV series Sister Wendy's Odyssey and the book of the same name, PBS began broadcasting Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. The show was about how she travels through 10 of Europe's great cities looking at its finest and most artistic arts. Throughout Europe she sees Goya in Madrid, Donatello in Florence, Van Gogh in Amsterdam, and several more famous artists. For some paintings and sculptures, she describes why the artist made it and what they used to create it. Most of the artwork she looks at are breathtaking and is almost hard to take your eyes from. Throughout all her description, she doesn't tell why it's good or bad, but tells why she loves it. This show was purely made because of Wendy's love for art. This is an enchanting art-loving show.moreless