tv The Travel Show BBC News September 1, 2019 1:30pm-2:01pm BST
the uk has now reached a ‘moment of truth' — he rejects borisjohnson's demand for the irish backstop to be scrapped. in other news — pro—democracy activists in hong kong target the city's airport after a night of violence in which dozens of people were injured. events are held in poland to mark the eightieth anniversary of the start of world war two. political leaders from around the world have been gathering in warsaw. the german president asks for poland's forgiveness at an event to mark this. sport and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. let's take you straight to ibrox where the first old firm derby of the season is into the second half
and it's celtic who are ahead. a sloppy pass from connor goldson was pounced on and odsonne edouard raced into the box to put the ball past allan mcgregor. that was the first strike on target of the game. both sides are unbeaten so far this season with three wins from three. 1—0 celtic after 67 minutes. later this afternoon — arsenal host tottenham for the north london derby. both sides coming off the back of defeats last week. spurs head coach mauricio pochettino spent friday denying rumours that he was set to leave the club. but, despite losing to newcastle last week — he says he's looking forward re—newing the rivalry with arsenal. it is not important what happened in the past, it is important what is going to happen now in the present. and we know very well this type of game, what it means. i'm so lucky to be involved in this type of game. i love to play this type of game and of course i am so excited and optimistic that we are going to play in the best way. i think it is the best test. every time is a good moment
to play against them. sunday with our supporters is the best moment to play. and enjoy that match, that derby. and maybe on sunday that is the best match in the world for all football supporters. the belgian grand will start in less than an hour — with a minute silence for the death of a young driver during a support race yesterday. 22 year old french driver anthoine hubert died following a crash in a formula 2 race in spa. with the f2 cancelled today — drivers joined their f3 counterparts in their minute silence earlier. anthoine hurbet‘s brother and mother also present. vasly lomachenko beat britain's luke campbell at london's 02 arena on points to add wbc lightweight title to his wba and wbo belts.
lomachenko — who's regarded as one of the best pound—for—pound boxers — was made to work hard for the thrilling win though. campbell was knocked down in the 11th round by the ukrainian — who won by a unanimous decision. so plenty of sport this afternoon — including johanna konta's round of 16 match against karolina pliskova at the us open. we'll keep you up to date across the afternoon. but now on the bbc news channel — it is time for the travel show. hello and welcome to the travel show, coming to you this week from bonny scotland, where we will be discovering some of this region's distinctive dwellings stretching back to the neolithic age. also coming up on this week's show: we pay a visit to one of the most remote bars in the world. mike looks ahead to the rugby world cup in trending travel. and we are in buenos aires where tango's been given a bit of a shakeup.
i prefer to follow, and my favourite thing about following is that every leader has a different story to tell. we are starting this week here in the outer hebrides, or western isles, a group of islands off the extreme north—west coast of scotland. known for their rugged beauty and wildlife, it's also where you'll find these. they are called crannogs, and they mightjust seem like random, small, overgrown islands, but they were once ancient man—made loch dwellings
during the iron age. or they could be even older than we think. newly found artefacts now date them back even further, to the neolithic age, around 5000 years ago. and i am with the man who found them all, right here at this beautiful loch. yeah, just over there on that island, on the west side of that island, right on the side of it, that's where i found the neolithic material. 15 feet off there. well, in the early days when i was here crewing the coastguard helicopter here, i noticed quite a number of lochs, with little islets on them. they didn't look natural at all. they looked like they were just too round. some had walls round them and i thought well, i wonder what was going on in these lochs many, many years ago. so tell me, what did you find in this loch and other lochs around here? what i did find was beautifully decorated ceramics
under the water here. but i think a more specific find i did make, on the bottom of this loch around the island here, near the island, was an almost complete bowl. my archaeologist friends, mark elliott, i gave him a phone call and he came down to have a look at the stuff. and he took his glasses off, put them back on again and he said, where did you find this stuff? i said ifound it in the loch here, and he said we don't find that stuff here. i said, i didn't put it there. he says, you don't know what you found here, boy. this is early neolithic. it's not supposed to be here. all these islets and islands only go back to the iron age. change in the history of scotland. that's quite some feat for a bowl. i think for a bowl, all right, yes, it certainly was, aye. can anyone come out here and started rummaging around under the water there to find some amazing relics? no. before i go to any loch, what i do initially is seek permission from the estate or from the trust or from anybody that owns the area. i get permission before i start, before i stick my head under the water.
chris's finds make some of these crannogs older than egypt's pyramids. he is now working closely with archaeologists from england to see what other secrets they can unearth. while the crannogs in the outer hebrides are certainly some of the oldest, hundreds of these stone islands are scattered across scotland, forgotten and overgrown in its lochs. i'm headed back over to the mainland to the scottish crannog centre in the highlands. i'm keen to find outjust how they were used thousands of years ago. the timing is pretty great because we are in the middle of an iron age festival. folk music plays. so this is a bone whistle, that is one of the earliest musical instruments in human history. and i'm going to give it a go.
whistle toots. 0h, 0k! whistle toots. and this is what some of the crannogs would have looked like. wow, look at this! hello there! hello, welcome! welcome to the crannog. welcome to the crannog, yes. this is much bigger than i thought it would be. it's very spacious, it's like a tardis, isn't it? small on the outside and you come in and... we have always been wowed by that illusion. it's large but very cosy. you have essential hearth and a domestic seating area for everybody to sit around, to eat their meals at the end of the day. behind you we have a little pen, for putting the animals in over the winter, we think. and we've got — what's here? well, basically you've got an upper level here for sleeping in. if you've got about 20 people to get into the crannog and sleep at night, some of them may well have to sleep
on these upper levels. the festival around the reconstructed crannog helps give a sense of what it might have been like. with people teaching traditional crafts and life skills, essential to iron age living. the plan is to make butter out of this cream using only my bare hands. i'll see how i go. it's quite cold. who needs a whisk? that, my friends is butter made with my bare hand. i'll give it a little go. it's definitely butter. oh, yes. nice fresh butter, i will never buy butter again. and apparently they use coracles — yes, that round thing made of animal skin — to navigate the lochs and waterways. it's cold!
what do you think top speed is for the really accomplished coracle paddler? not much quicker than i am going right now, i'll be frank with you. how old would this kind of structure have been? so this one is — we dated this to 500 bc. this kind of thing because this is recent? how much effort and time would something like that have taken to build? it took us three years to build this crannog — we think for them 10 months at the very most. we estimate in this building we've got over 700 trees together, whereas compared to a round house on the land you are looking at about 75 trees. so why did they go to all this effort to build something out on the water? it's a good question and there's a simple archaeological answer, is that we don't really know. that's what's brilliant about the prehistory. realistically we think there are three main reasons. as a secure structure, it is out on the water with a walkway going on, you have one way on, you have one way off. the other way you can look
at it is with it being on the water, trade would play a role with this. you're out for everyone to see for miles around. on top of that as well, what you might be looking at is, arguably, status. why go through all the time and effort? it could just be to show off. and true to scottish weather, it has started to rain. so what better way to stay dry than gathering back inside the crannog, listening to folksongs, similar to ones that might have been sung during the iron age or even the neolithic age, over 5000 years ago. now, from one group of remote islands to another. you'll find the azores way out in the atlantic ocean. and they're home to one of the most
this is definitely somewhere which every cruising sailor, when they are visiting the azores, wants to come to cafe sport. jose enrique‘s grandfather, this was long before the marina was built, and yachts would be anchored here in the harbour and his grandfather would row out to the yachts to find out whether they needed provisions, whether they needed assistance, and a lot of them asked, could he possibly hold mail for them. and this very quickly became known in the yachting community, that you could have mailforwarded to cafe sport and when you arrived in horta, there would be a pile of mail waiting for you.
welcome back to the travel show, and we are in the little village of kenmore, just across the loch from the crannog centre, and this is home to scotland's oldest inn, or so they say. let's go check it out. tell me a bit about your hotel. it was built in 1572 when it was given permission by the local laird of taymouth castle, to provide food and beverage to local community and travellers. so i see a lot of rabbie, known locally as rabbie burns, robert burns, the famous scottish poet, there's a picture up on the wall, what is the connection? rabbie burns visited this hotel in 1782, and he wrote a poem on the wall. it's still there. this is the original? wow! he had a few whiskeys, i'm presuming, from behind the bar, stood on a chair, inspiration struck, and he wrote it on the wall.
that's quite remarkable. i can't imagine there are many hotels around that can boast their own handwritten robbie burns poem. no, the first example of graffiti in this area. up next, it's mike with trending travel. it's now time for trending travel, our regular pick of the top photos, videos and stories all happening online this week. the chance for you to legally climb uluru is officially and quickly coming to an end. october 26 this year is the date that has been chosen to ban people from climbing the world heritage listed site, which is also one of the planet's most recognisable natural landmarks and a sacred site for the local people. butjust remember, you will no longer be able to climb it after the 26 october. is this a brand—new way
to travel to the uk? french adventurer franky zapata has made the first ever successful english channel crossing between the uk and france on his jet powered flyboard. on his previous attempt the frenchman fell into the sea but this time he flew his own invention that he created three years ago across the 35 kilometres stretch of water in just 22 minutes, reaching speeds of up to i70km/h. that's a lot faster than crossing the channel by ferry. in more conventional flight news from france, starting next year all flights departing the country will be implementing an eco tax, as the government plans to invest in eco—friendly transport infrastructure. you will pay between 1.5 and 18 euros depending on your ticket and destination, but the fee will not apply to flights heading to france or connecting there. does sorting out visas put you off visiting some countries? sri lanka is hoping to attract tourists back following the april terrorist attacks and a drop
in tourism with the offer of free visas to residents in 48 countries. if you qualify you have until1 january to take up the offer. after that the fee returns. this month marks the start of the 2019 rugby world cup which runs through to the end of october. this is the first time the competition is being held in asia, so here is ryuzo with our trending guide to what to see, do and expect if you are planning on heading to japan. japan caused a lot of excitement at the last rugby world cup when we famously beat south africa. now it is our time to host. you might remember last year i set carmen the challenge to see three of the sites in six host cities within the time it takes to see a rugby match. now the rugby world cup is about to kick off here injapan, this is my guide to anyone who is visiting to see the mighty blossoms in action. all ticket information is available at the rugby world cup website. but tickets are selling fast so get in quick.
be sure to confirm your travel plans before you arrive. i say your best bet is taking our public transportation. if you plan to visit multiple cities, be sure to get a japan rail pass as it is much cheaper and easier. keep in mind there are fan zones in each city near the matches. it's a great place to spend time and there are a lot of events going on. if you have your ticket, be sure to arrive one hour before to go through security and find your seat. if you are leaving the host city after the match, take some time to see the sights before you move onto the next city. this will help you avoid the crowds. check our youtube channel to see the full guides to these cities. remember, a little japanese goes a long way. here are some useful phrases you can learn:
that's it for now. make sure to keep sending us your stories and your photos of the places you live and places you love. maybe next time you will be trending in travel. to end this week we are off to the argentine capital of buenos aires. in recent years it has become known as one of south america's most lgbt friendly and open—minded cities. but its biggest cultural export, tango, is not exactly known as the most inclusive of dances. despite the fact that in its early days men often danced the tango together, mainly because of a lack of available female partners. tango music.
we already achieve many things, but what still is a challenge is the possibility for the queer people, for the gay and lesbians or trans people to dance, be comfortable and freely in the traditional milongas. dancers there in argentina shaking up the tango world. that's all we have time for on this week's programme, but coming up next week: lucy is in switzerland, taking part in a wine festival that only happens once every 25 years. and getting into a flap in the process. the sun is blazing, it's so hot, i'm melting. totally worth it! look at this atmosphere! and in the meantime,
don't forget you can catch up with us while we're out on the road in real time by checking out our social media feeds, and sharing your travels with us and the rest of the world. until next time, from me, christa larwood, and the rest of the travel show team here in scotland, it's goodbye. hello. time for your latest live weather update. the day started chilly but delivered quite a bit of sunshine so far. there are a few showers, the cloud has been building, here is the view from norfolk earlier, but still a good deal of sunny spells to be had. high pressure sitting to the south west
of the uk, it is a round that where is cooler airfrom of the uk, it is a round that where is cooler air from the west or north—west and there was showers filtering further south on that flow as we go through the rest of the afternoon. showers mostly towards northern ireland, scotland and northern england, some filtering south to parts of england and wales during the remainder of the afternoon and the further south you are, you avoid the showers of some cloud has built and you're likely to stay dry. this is how it looks at five o'clock. temperatures around 13 degrees in the north of scotland. you can see the hit and miss showers around and if you catch one it could be heavy, perhaps with some thunder. cloud and showers in northern ireland going through the later stages of the afternoon, showers to parts of north—east england, lincolnshire to norfolk could be heavy, again with the rumble of thunder, few and far between for wales at the south of england but cannot be ruled out. 21 degrees at best in south—east england but most places are falling well short of that and tonight temperatures dip away under clear skies and this area
of showers moves out of northern ireland and through parts of scotland, northern england and wales. quite a bit of dry and clear whether either side of that and up and down the uk temperatures quite widely into single figures and rural spots are closer,. a fair amount of sunshine starting on monday, and atla ntic sunshine starting on monday, and atlantic weather systems are gathering in here is the first of their moving injury on monday, rain at times do northern ireland, scotland, the north of england, patching rain, occasionally in wales and south west england, but much of the midlands, east anglia and the south west will stay dry and temperatures recovering a couple of degrees, you will notice that more where you see the brightness but on the whole, more cloud than today and further weather fronts are coming oui’ further weather fronts are coming our way of looking at the forecast into tuesday and that means there will be a lot of cloud around and some rain in places. very much a logic influence and i weather this week and that is temperatures briefly rising at the start of the week, they go back down during the week, they go back down during the week and most of us will be just
this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at two... labour's brexit spokesman keir starmer says this week may be the last chance to stop borisjohnson taking the uk out of the eu without a deal. the route will be by legislation because i believe there has got to be legislation in place to lock this and make it unlawfulfor him to take us out without a deal. the senior cabinet minister reponsible for ‘no deal‘ preparations, michael gove, refuses to be drawn on whether the government would abide by any legislation designed to stop a ‘no—deal‘ brexit. let's see what the legislation says. i will wait to see what the