Mediterranean With Simon Reeve

Adventure journalist Simon Reeve brings his trademark charm, humour and analysis to this exploration of the challenges facing this stunning part of the world. The Mediterranean was once a watchword for serenity, turquoise seas and delicious cuisine. But now, as in ancient times, it’s at the epicentre of world events – bridging the tumult of the Middle East, the growing population of Africa and a stagnating, stumbling southern Europe. On this huge and unexpected journey, Simon meets a range of colourful and passionate people as he makes his way from the beautiful and troubled regions of Southern Italy and Albania, through the volatile Middle East, across North Africa before uncovering the hidden secrets of Spain and the Côte d’Azur.

EPISODE 1: Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. At the centre of this great sea, and surrounded by crystal clear waters, is Simon’s first stop, the beautiful island of Malta.

EPISODE 2: Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south.

EPISODE 3: Simon Reeve embarks on the third leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. He begins in Libya, a country well off the tourist trail and torn apart by revolution, insurgents from the so-called Islamic State and western air strikes.

EPISODE 4: Simon Reeve embarks on the fourth and final leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Taking a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar, Simon’s first stop is Ceuta, a Spanish exclave surrounded by Morocco. This is one of the few land borders between Africa and the European Union.

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