Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season

Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve is a travel documentary series that takes viewers on a breathtaking journey across the Indian Ocean. Hosted by the experienced adventurer and journalist, Simon Reeve, the six part series was produced by BBC Worldwide and first aired in 2012.

In each episode, Reeve explores a different region of the Indian Ocean, revealing its fascinating history, diverse cultures, and natural wonders. The series is a true feast for the senses, offering stunning visuals and immersive storytelling that transport viewers to some of the most enchanting destinations on earth.

Throughout his travels, Reeve meets with locals from different countries to learn about their ways of life, traditions, and challenges. He dives into the region's rich history, delving into the impact of colonialism, slavery, and modern-day politics on the lives of people living along the coastlines of the Indian Ocean.

In the first episode, Reeve sets off from the shores of South Africa, following the trade routes of ancient empires, through Mozambique and on to the beautiful tropical island of Madagascar. He visits a traditional fishing village, where the locals show him how they make their living from the sea, and explores the island's unique ecosystems, which are home to lemurs, chameleons and other species found nowhere else on earth.

In the second episode, Reeve travels to the Seychelles, a tropical paradise known for its stunning beaches and turquoise waters. Here, he discovers how the islands have been able to preserve their pristine environment, despite the challenges of increasing tourism and climate change.

The third episode takes us to India, where Reeve explores Mumbai, the bustling financial capital of the country. He meets with locals who work in Bollywood, India's famous film industry, and discovers how it has impacted the people and culture of the country. He then ventures to the Maldives, a chain of islands located southwest of India, to explore the devastating effects of climate change on the island nation.

In the following episodes, Reeve visits the remote islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, where indigenous tribes are fighting to hold on to their traditional way of life. He also travels to Sri Lanka, where he visits ancient temples and learns about the country's ongoing civil conflict.

As the series progresses, Reeve visits more destinations, including the oil-rich Sultanate of Oman, the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden, and the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.

One of the highlights of the series is the stunning cinematography. With sweeping aerial shots, underwater footage, and intimate portraits of local people, Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve truly immerses viewers in the beauty of the region. Reeve's engaging and informative narration also adds depth and context, providing viewers with a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing the region today.

Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve is a must-watch for anyone interested in travel, history, culture, and the environment. It is a beautifully crafted series that offers an unforgettable journey across one of the world's most diverse and captivating regions.

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Indonesia to Australia
6. Indonesia to Australia
March 15, 2021
In Indonesia, Simon Reeve goes on a patrol with the local vice and virtue squad and investigates the shocking trade in exotic pets. Then, Simon joins a family of seaweed farmers in Bali and visits the unspoiled wilderness of Australia.
Sri Lanka to Bangladesh
5. Sri Lanka to Bangladesh
March 15, 2021
While in Sri Lanka, Simon Reeve visits the scenes of vicious battles between the Tamil minority fighters and the Sri Lankan army. Then, Simon investigates one of the ocean's fastest growing industries and witnesses huge tankers being broken up for scrap.
Oman to The Maldives
4. Oman to The Maldives
March 15, 2021
Simon Reeve ventures the remote and otherworldly Musandam peninsula on the Strait of Hormuz. His journey takes him to Mumbai, India, the ocean's largest port, before he heads to the Maldives and its beautiful collection of tropical coral islands.
Kenya to Somaliland
3. Kenya to Somaliland
March 15, 2021
As Simon Reeve travels to Mogadishu, the war-torn capital of Somalia, he visits the beautiful Tana Delta of Mombasa, Kenya, and meets villagers facing eviction from the area. Then, Simon travels with Ugandan soldiers from the African peace-keeping force.
Madagascar to the Seychelles
2. Madagascar to the Seychelles
March 15, 2021
Simon Reeve visits the tropical islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Amid the paradise of coral reefs and jungles full of spectacular wildlife, Simon witnesses some of the threats to the Ocean, including overpopulation and piracy.
South Africa to Zanzibar
1. South Africa to Zanzibar
March 15, 2021
After joining the fight against poachers in South Africa, Simon Reeve swims with sharks, meets the refugees sheltered in a luxury beachfront hotel and travels on a container ship fortified against the constant threat of pirates as he sails to Zanzibar.
  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2021