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fleabag, how strong a contender is it? this could be a changing of the guard. i think it has a chance in the best comedy series, which would be fantastic for our brightest shining young star, and what an achievement. she's in a strong category for best comedy actress, because she is up against julia louis—dreyfus who is supreme in veep. not the strongest series but the farewell season of it which may make her a favourite. she has already won this thing six times, so she is a safe pair of hands and a firm favourite, but this could really be the changing of the guard. i consider this a win already for phoebe waller—bridge. the head of netflix, reed hastings, mr netflix, was asked what was the show you wish was on netflix, and he said fleabag,
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so clearly she is doing something very special, and we hope that she will be sprinkling her star dust over the newjames bond franchise, she's already been in star wars we will be watching their every move. how strong is the british field? not bad, respectful. we have hugh grant, i think he should have won the bafta. he is probably not going to win the emmy, but the renaissance of hugh grant continues, ben wishaw also recognised for a very english scandal, kit harrington, emilia clarke, and i think we can take mr harris, jared harris from chernobyl, similarly emily watson. they do you spend a lot of time abroad, but when it is awards season, we cling them back. and i mentioned mr netflix, he has said he is going to be investing up to £500 million in british productions in the coming year. so obviously we're doing something right on the small screen.
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and now some stag—gering footage from northern spain, where a deer found itself trapped in waterlogged ruins in the countryside near granada. but a team of passing cyclists came to the rescue and managed to attach rubber inner tubes to the animal's antlers. the five of them then heaved the stricken animal to dry ground, leaving three of the men crashing to the floor before the deer fled into the woods. job accomplished, that is the thanks you get! now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith—lucas. good evening. we have seen a fair bit of rain arriving through sunday but temperatures up to 27 degrees in the east. through this coming week, things are turning cooler and more unsettled, certainly over the next few days, got some wet and windy weather and low pressure moving in from the atlantic. through the course
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of this evening and overnight, some rain moving across scotland and some showers across northern ireland, northern england in north wales, clear spells but temperatures in the double figures so quite mild, some misty and murky patches on monday morning. monday has its own wet and windy weather pushing to the south, and for southern scotland, some sunshine through the day, a few showers across scotland, and temperatures cooler than recent days, about 16 to 21 degrees. ran could be quite heavy in southern england and parts of wales as well, some strong gusty winds especially to the english channel and sunshine for the north and 15 to 20 degrees. hello, this is bbc news with martine croxall. the headlines: labour insists it can win a general election, as arguments rumble beneath the surface over the party's brexit stance. labour is at a crossroads now. i don't think it is sustainable for
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us to maintain a neutral position. meanwhile, the labour party conference has voted to integrate all private schools into the state sector, effectively abolishing them. thomas cook is holding emergency talks as it tries to agree a rescue deal to prevent it from going bust. angry scenes in hong kong, as pro—democracy activists disrupt transport services protesting against what they see as china's growing interference. game of thrones will have one final chance to achieve emmy glory later, as television's best and brightest prepare for this year's us awards ceremony. the travel show now, and carmen roberts heads to osaka injapan to explore some ancient burial mounds located in the middle of a very modern city. this week on the travel show: i take to the sky here injapan to check out one of the country's latest world heritage sites.
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our global guru has tips on how to help fund your travels while you're away. and alex goes on board a unique tall ship that's been adapted so everyone can be part of the crew. they're so close! we start this week in osaka. a modern city totally rebuilt after the devastation of the second world war. but among the street crossings and skyscrapers, you can still find artefacts from its past. you mightjust not be able to spot
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them from the ground. made it to the top. it's a little bit of a view, it's not bad, a lot of trees here. not really that much to see. to get the best view of these historic wonders, you really have to take to the sky. taking off... let's go. dotted across the city, there are nearly 50 grassy hills, some of them built in a distinctive keyhole shape. the japanese call them kofun, burial mounds built over 1500 years ago. these man—made structures hold the remains of some of ancient
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osa ka's most powerful figures. and this summer, these memorials were recognised as the city's first unesco world heritage site. yoshizawa—san has been studying the tombs for decades and was involved in the successful unesco bid. ah, isee, we're standing here right now. wow, this is so big. 425 metres. the size and shape of a burial mounds depend on the person's status.
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the sites were decorated with haniwa, clay figurines that were used in the funeral ceremony. ok, let's go. so once they're cleaned, what's the next step? like a jigsaw puzzle?
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yeah. haniwa take on a lot of different forms and meanings. a house like this is thought to have symbolised the person's lifestyle. reassembling these figures can take as long as a year. wow, i wouldn't know where to start with a puzzle like this. i guess. . . maybe? no. here? maybe. she laughs
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tourists visiting the mounds can also have a go at crafting their very own haniwa. a nearby arts centre called okuraya offers classes. make it smaller? 0k. 0h, get smaller at the top, i see, 0k. he looks a bit surprised, doesn't he, this guy?
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is that all right? ah, 0k, even down there. wow, your attention to detail is amazing. i couldn't really tell you what my haniwa is supposed to represent. they laugh they're just being kind. and when you compare it to the ancient figurines that yoshizawa—san and his team are restoring, it's a humbling reminder of the craft and skill that went into building osaka's extraordinary burial mounds. next, we're off to spain where a railway station high in the pyrenees holds a secret that stretches back to the dark days of the second world war.
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still to come on this week's travel show: simon has tips on the best way to earn money while you're abroad. and alex heads off to sea on a specially adapted tall ship. how are they going to get us up there? i'll be on that mast, are you serious? so don't go away.
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now, while i've been in osaka, i've noticed that the burial mounds that we featured earlier in the show are just about everywhere, and i'm notjust talking underground. check out this place. wow! well, i have never had a burial mound—shaped quiche before. let's hope it doesn't taste any different. here goes. it's very thick. looking good inside. tastes good, just like a regular quiche. thank goodness!
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hello again, this week the theme is southeast asia on a budget. i've advice on some hidden gems in singapore and kuala lumpur. and the prospects for picking up casual work as you travel around the region. but first, it's 500 years since leonardo da vinci died, and to mark the visionary and artist, a new blockbuster exhibition is opening at the louvre in paris on the 24th of october. the show is running until february next year, but it is expected to prove so popular that admission is only by timed tickets — you must book ahead. back to southeast asia, and on instagram @passedport asks: hi, simon.
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i'm looking for some hidden gems in singapore or kuala lumpur, especially cultural sites oi’ museums. in singapore i have two favourites, both of which seem to be under—visited. the first is fort siloso, on sentosa island, now a military museum, including the surrender chamber, depicting the events when british defenders surrendered to the japanese in 1942, and three years later, when the occupying army itself surrendered. the other is the treetop walk, which takes you high above the tropical rainforest of the heart of the island. kuala lumpur also has some urban rainforest with high altitude access, the forest eco park. miraculously preserved in the heart of the urban jungle, it gives splendid views of the skyscrapers. my other highlight is the capital's old railway station, which when the current building opened in 1910, was one of the most spectacular buildings in the young city.
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fred nurgles is off to thailand and vietnam in november and december. fred, i've not much experience of renting wheelchairs on sand, so i've sought some expert advice. in terms of the swimming, there are actually equipment available in some beaches, like where i was last week. they have the amphibian chair. so that's actually a chair with much bigger wheels that can go over both the sand and then it can go on the sea and float. definitely look out for amphibian chairs. as you know, fred, they're difficult to find, so i think your best bet is to contact one of the specialist accessible travel companies. in terms of thailand and vietnam, i've been asking around and come up with phuket as an option for you. patong beach in particular has been recommended. and a quick search shows there are hotels nearby with good wheelchair access.
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an alternative on phuket might be karon beach. it's got a pavement running along its length that allows easy access onto the sand. finally, simon lusted wonders: i have been working my way around the world intermittently for a number of decades — picking fruit in australia, making radio commercials in california. but finding unskilled work in a reasonable rate of pay in a country with relatively low wages and a large supply of labour is both difficult and morally questionable. earn at home, spend abroad. i think that's the best way to go. do keep sending in your questions, and i will do my very best to find you the answers. from me, simon calder, the global guru, bye for now and see you next time! now, finally this week we're heading to the port city of cardiff in the united kingdom.
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the welsh capital was once one of the largest docklands in the world, made up of a bustling community of seafarers. and now it the starting point for the travel show‘s alex taylor, who's in for a unique sailing experience. this is tenacious, the only tall ship of its kind in the world, designed and built so it can be sailed by a truly mixed—ability crew. wow, how are they going to get us up there? i will be on that mast? are you serious? this was the largest wooden ship to be built in the uk for over a century when it was completed in 2000. thejubilee sailing trust is a registered charity running the ship, which focuses on people can do instead of what they can't.
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with my ginger biscuits in my bag, i was hauled aboard to spend a week with my new shipmates. on board i will be part of the ship's watch, hoisting the sails and getting stuck in. what you've got here is you've got your bunk. 0k. and you've also got lockers. right. i think we are expecting some pretty choppy weather as we leave here, down to land's end. fun. but i guess the captain will explain it. ginger biscuits are good, right? you got it! you are the crew, not guests or passengers or any of that nonsense, you guys are here as crew, you are the ones that are going to do all the bits and pieces to move the ship, to make it all happen. now, to do that, we have to do a little bit of training. these are permanently rigged in position.
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we've got two evacuation routes, this is one of them, and all that we ask for our wheelchair users or those people that are with them, is that for an emergency, the wheelchair user is in their wheelchair. nice and gently, guys, hand over hand. southwesterly, four or five, occasionally six at first. heave! two, six! it's lovely, actually it's part of a team already. learning things, so yeah, it's
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a really new experience, really. i've got mark imprints from where all of the ropes were, i brought these, because otherwise your hands would be in pieces. our final destination will be poole in dorset. chris, my watch leader for the journey, tells me how he started. i came along with no experience with disability. i came on board, and i was buddied up with a guy who'd had a stroke when he was in his 20s. and he was such a lovely guy, we had such a really good time, it was just a nice atmosphere on board. everyone kind of pitches in, and it's a great equalising environment. i don't like the distinction of able—bodied and disabled.
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i don't either. i hate it. and the more time i spend with a wider range of people, the more i dislike it. because you come on ships and you suddenly find that people have got all sorts of strengths and weaknesses, talents and abilities. irrespective of the way they are. wow, that is amazing! look! that's beautiful! that's ridiculous! they're so close! as the sun sets on my watch and the dolphins,
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it was my turn to take the helm of the 700 tonne ship. a bit more to the right. you're actually spot—on at the moment. absolutely spot—on. only on camera. off camera, i'm terrible. you're doing what you should be doing, which is stop, look at it, what's it doing? which way do i need to turn the wheel? and you turn it exactly the right way. my first time ever behind the wheel of a tall ship like this, it's huge, and it's quite powerful and big. as night falls, i finally get time to reflect on today's challenges and look ahead to tomorrow. i don't know how everything started and where it ended, so i'm a bit lost. look at that! it's been a good time. i've been seeing things
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which i would never see. dolphins especially, i never thought i'd see them. we're going to go up a mast hopefully, and i've met people which is amazing, who i wouldn't normally have met. we've all got on well as a team, so yeah, it's been a bonding moment i think for everyone. well, that's all we've got time for this week. coming up next week: cat is in iceland learning about the effect climate change is having on the country's glaciers and ice fields. ifeel like i'm dancing here. and we rejoin alex as he takes on another tall—ship challenge at sea. hang on, i'm stuck! well, i hope you canjoin us for that if you can, and don't forget, if you want to follow the travel show team on theirjourneys on the road in real time,
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you can catch us on social media. but until next time, from me, carmen roberts, and the rest of the travel show team in japan, it's goodbye. good evening. it has been a pretty dry september so far across much of the country, but things started to change on sunday. we've seen the arrival of some increasingly wet, unsettled weather, and that's going to be the theme through much of this week ahead. this was a picture in devon taken earlier on by one of our weather watchers. some big shower clouds around early on in the day, and over the next few days we keep that fairly wet and windy picture, with a series of weather fronts moving in from the atlantic. low pressure anchored out to the west of the uk. so as we head through the course
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of tonight then, we've got this band of rain moving its way across scotland, some heavy bursts on that. and then also some showers through tonight across parts of northern ireland, into north wales, northwest england as well. elsewhere, largely clear, a few misty patches forming, and temperatures mostly staying in double figures through tonight, but from the south west you can already see the hints of the next frontal system arriving through monday morning. now this is tied in with the remnants of ex—hurricane humberto that have moved their way across the atlantic and now bringing us a fairly wet and windy spell of weather, but actually to start monday a lot of dry wet on the cards. still some rain lingering across the north of scotland. the next batch of rain moving in across northern ireland, wales and the southwest of england during the afternoon. but for the eastern half of england, northern england through southern scotland, actually some sunshine for much of the day and highs up to about 21. now, through the course of monday night and into tuesday, that's when we see some heavier rain arriving from the southwest. the winds also picking up too, particularly strong gusty winds through the english channel as that rainfall on tuesday sweeps its way northwards, followed by heavy, potentially thundery
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showers as well. so temperature wise up to about 17—20 degrees for most of us, but do be prepared for a bit of disruption on tuesday, down to the heavy rain especially for southern england, south wales and the strong winds associated with this low pressure. now that's edging its way eastwards as we move on through the day into wednesday, but we could still see some fairly heavy rainfall lingering, particularly for the southeast corner wednesday morning. elsewhere, it's going to be a day of some sunny spells, a few showers dotted here and there, there might be a bit of mist and murk as well through the morning. but it should tend to brighten up through the day, not as windy as tuesday and temperatures between about 16 to 19 degrees, fairly typical of the time of year. plenty of showers in the outlook for capital cities over the next five days or so. some sunshine in between those showers too. bye for now.
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