Welsh

GLOBE TREKKER
Road Trip: Patagonia

 

Trekker Zay Harding continues his journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolsón, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy’s hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its rock art, reaches El Chaltén for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40.

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
A Mystery Old Master

FAKE OR FORTUNE? A Mystery Old Master

 

Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a darker dimension: a world of incalculable wealth, social ambition and occasional subterfuge. Detective Philip Mould, journalist Fiona Bruce and a team of scientists investigate a new batch of potential fine art forgeries.

 

A Mystery Old Master
In this episode we are faced with a double mystery. A church in the heart of the Lancastrian countryside has been home to the work of a 16th century Italian Old Master for more than 200 years. The congregation has contacted them to help solve a riddle which has been puzzling everyone. Who painted this huge picture and just how did it find its way into a church once patronized by the famous Bronte sisters?

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Renoir

FAKE OFR FORTUNE?: Renoir

 

Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a darker dimension: a world of incalculable wealth, social ambition and occasional subterfuge. Detective Philip Mould, journalist Fiona Bruce and a team of scientists investigate a new batch of potential fine art forgeries.

 

Renoir
Art detective Philip Mould and journalist Fiona Bruce try to prove a painting hanging in a Welsh Castle is by celebrated French Impressionist, Pierre Auguste Renoir. For 50 years the painting has been dogged by doubt and two powerful art world authorities can’t agree whether it’s genuine or fake. Philip travels to Berlin to see if cutting-edge technology can determine whether the pigments in the painting match up to those listed by Renoir himself.

 

CURIOUS TRAVELER
Curious About – Wales

CURIOUS TRAVELER: Wales

 

Journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her passion and genuine curiosity for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling and lifelong learning to an exploration of Wales. She asks: Why is there a dragon on the Welsh flag? Why does the man next-in-line for the British throne hold the title the “Prince of Wales?” What are the Walls of Constantinople doing all the way over here? Who is King Longshanks? And how the heck do you pronounce the second longest place name in the world: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch???

 

Language Matters with Bob Holman


What do we lose when a language dies‌ What does it take to save a language‌ Poet Bob Holman travels to a remote island off the coast of Australia to visit aboriginal people who speak 10 different languages; Wales, where Welsh is making a comeback; and Hawaii, where Hawaiians are fighting to preserve their native tongue. Among those featured are Pele Harmon, Kauanoe Kamana, Larry Kimura, Kepa Maly, W.S. Merwin, Lolena Nicholas, Puakea Nogelmeier, Keali‘i Reichel and Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit.