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Wild Caribbean

Wild Caribbean

From parrots to pilots to shipwrecks, sharks and glittering seas. This four part series reveals what really lies behind a mysterious Eden. The Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise: crystal blue waters, magical coral reefs and lush tropical forests. Yet behind its beauty lie many dark and mysterious secrets. This series of four programmes reveals both the magic and the drama of a violent paradise.

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  • Violent Paradise (1 of 4) (#101)

    Take a round trip to discover how volcanoes and other forces have shaped the Caribbean islands. From the icecapped peaks on the coast of Colombia to the spewing vents of Central America. Find out how the islands are still today being formed by the massive pressures of tectonic movement. And how a violent eden has given way to a garden of delight. [49 minutes]

  • Hurricane Hell (2 of 4) (#102)

    The Caribbean lies right on the track of the most destructive hurricanes and storms on the planet. Follow the story of one of the most devastating in recent times and its impact on the plants, animals and people that live there. It’s a story of destruction and renewal; the price of living in the tropics, right at the crossroads where the winds and currents of the North and South Atlantic meet. But the same winds and currents bring some of the Caribbean’s most intriguing visitors; whale sharks, dolphins and sperm whales travel to these shores each year. [49 minutes]

  • Treasure Islands (3 of 4) (#103)

    The calm blue waters of the Caribbean may look inviting but over the centuries their extensive coral reefs have been death traps to unwary or unfortunate sailors. If not hurricanes and storms, then raids by pirates have created the shipwrecks of the Caribbean. And those wrecks have in turn become the home for colourful coral and marine life. Follow the most dramatic stories of piracy, trade and treachery and visit the most spectacular reefs on earth, to find the true treasure of the Caribbean. [49 minutes]

  • The Land Beyond (4 of 4) (#104)

    For hundreds of years people have been coming to the Caribbean, attracted by lush islands, azure seas and spectacular marine life. Yet we are only now beginning to understand all its mysteries. In this final program the hidden secrets of the Caribbean are revealed, on a journey packed with adventure to the realms of discovery, revealing a whole new dimension to this complex world. [49 minutes]

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