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CURIOUS TRAVELER
Curious Manchester

CURIOUS TRAVELER: Curious Manchester

 

How did Manchester kick-start ‘Railway Mania’ in the Industrial Age? What is Manchester’s Water Palace? What is so curious about the architecture of the John Rylands and Chetham’s Libraries? Why is a bee the symbol of Manchester? Which pub owner shooed her patrons out with a broom? Why is the National Football Museum in Manchester?

 

 

 

CURIOUS TRAVELER
Curious Cardiff

CURIOUS TRAVELER: Curious Cardiff

 

Why is there a giant wall in the middle of Cardiff? Who built Cardiff Castle? And Coch Castle? Why does Cardiff have so many Victorian and Georgian arcades? What is a bara brith? And laverbread? (Seriously, what is it?) Where did Princess Diana give her first public speech in Welsh?

 

 

 

CURIOUS TRAVELER
England’s Curious Great West Way

CURIOUS TRAVELER: England's Curious Great West Way

 

England’s Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train and get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath’s masonic architecture, the Roman Baths and the S.S. Great Britain. We also sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit a few charming villages.

 

 

 

Lionel Richie at Glastonbury

 

Experience the legendary Grammy Award winner’s 2015 performance at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival. The concert includes favorites like “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “All Night Long,” “We Are the World” and “Three Times a Lady.”

 

 

 

RICK STEVES’
Heart of Italy

 

Host Rick Steves delves deep into the Italian heartland, where la dolce vita is a way of life. Rick visits his favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline, as he goes fishing for anchovies, sips wine out of rustic barrels, brings flowers to hilltop cemeteries, and savors twinkling Mediterranean vistas.

 

 

 

VIENNA BLOOD
Part 5 of 6

 

When his nephew, a student at a military school, suffers a breakdown after a fellow cadet’s death, Max calls on Oskar for help. The school prepares a new generation of military officers, but its barbaric traditions are hidden from the outside world.

 

 

 

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