DAVID BADDIEL ON THE SILK ROAD
Comedian and novelist David Baddiel sets off on a 4,000 mile journey to explore the most famous trade route in history – the Silk Road.
This four-part travelogue follows David on the adventure of a lifetime, as he travels from China to Turkey to Azerbaijan, uncovering a series of remarkable locations, mysteries and hidden gems.
The 2,000 year old ancient highway changed the world, carrying not just trade but knowledge, religion, disease and dissent between the Far East and Europe. With exclusive access to research and investigations, and cutting edge technology, David retraces the steps of merchants, warriors and pilgrims along the largest trade route on earth. In his journey across some of the toughest terrain on earth, he tracks Marco Polo’s path across a haunted desert; trails the real Indiana Jones into the wild frontier lands; reveals archaeological treasures lost for centuries and uncovers the mystery that baffled ancient Rome, the secret of silk.
Watch David Baddiel On The Silk Road Wednesdays at 9pm!