Skip to main content

tv   The Travel Show  BBC News  October 10, 2020 5:30am-6:01am BST

5:30 am
president trump says he's stopped taking any medication against covid—19 for the last eight hours. he's set to make an outdoor speech from the white house on saturday. he said he'd been re—tested but hadn't found out the results, adding he thought he'd be, in his words, "at the bottom of the scale or free". the russian foreign minister — sergei lavrov — has announced that azerbaijan and armenia have agreed to a temporary ceasefire in their conflict over nagorno karabakh. the breakthrough came after ten hours of direct talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries in moscow mediated by mr lavrov. fighting is to stop at midday on saturday after 10 hours of talks. hurricane delta has struck the coast of louisiana, bringing a dangerous storm surge and wind speeds of of up to 150 kilometres per hour. it is the tenth such storm to make landfall in the united states this year — a new record for the gulf coast.
5:31 am
the high street chain edinburgh woollen mill, which also owns peacocks and jaeger, is close to collapse — putting 21,000 jobs at risk. the company says it will continue to trade while trying to find a solution for the future of the businesses, but it's warned staff of significant store closures. its sales have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. edinburgh woollen mill, known for its cashmere for older shoppers and tartan for tourists, but these customers have been thin on the ground. local lockdowns haven't helped. another high street retailer on the brink. everywhere is closing, aren't they, unfortunately. everywhere‘s closing and it's just one of those things. it's just a shame for everybody. people will lose jobs and it's a sad thing. edinburgh woollen mill is part of a retail empire, owned by the billionaire philip day. there's peacocks fashion, ponden home stores and jaeger — 1,100 shops in all, with 21,000 jobs now at risk.
5:32 am
they are a familiar sight on so many of our high streets. this store is open but most have remained closed since locked down because of a lack of shoppers. suppliers have also been demanding payments up front and then there's the end of the furlough scheme this month — just too many problems. it now has ten days to find a solution. in a statement, the ceo said: certainly in smaller towns where these are important stores and tourist areas, where lots of people come and see them in the weeks and in the winter, as they come to these stores, and they're not easy to replace, and i think the big concern here is — how do we replace these jobs? because it's jobs on a massive scale. stores that are open
5:33 am
are continuing as normal. a business that lost too many shoppers now battling to stay afloat. emma simpson, bbc news. now on bbc news — the travel show revisits some of its favourite moments from the four corners. from deep inside a snow home to the walk of a lifetime. from deep inside a snow home to the walk of a lifetimelj from deep inside a snow home to the walk of a lifetime. i do think this is a lifestyle now. this will never end for me. hello, welcome to the show from my hometown in london where we are slowly rolling into autumn.
5:34 am
with still yet no end in sight to the restrictions that are put in place to protect us all, is still making travel pretty difficult. so we thought this would be a really good time to ta ke would be a really good time to take a look back at some of our favourite trips right here in the uk. now before this all happened, this brilliant city was considered one of the world's great vegan destinations. back in 2018, i went to find out why eight three had gone mainstream. —— meat—free. i've only been vegan for maybe six months and even compared to when i started, the amount of vegan, the abundance of food in supermarkets. it is crazy. i was eating a lot of chicken dippers, chicken kiev's. and you know what, i don't feel good. i started eating more fruit and veg and started to have this energy that i've
5:35 am
never really felt before. vegan in london in 2018 is really, really easy now. there are so many cool places to eat, you can getjunk food, you can get healthy food, you can eat anywhere. it's super easy. the vegan market is growing, it's incredible. it's so exciting, what's happening. according to the vegan society, the number of vegans in the uk went up by 350% in 10 years, and that was before the huge trend in the last two years kicked in. it's particularly here in london where lots of the change has been happening. which might make this one of the best places in the world to travel to as a vegan. so, i'm going to take a fresh look at london as a tourist for the day and i'm going to enjoy some of those classic london travel experiences, but with a vegan twist.
5:36 am
it all starts with a bus tour, of course, on one of these. and it's no ordinary bus tour. this is a vegan afternoon tea bus tour, offering a vegan version of the traditional british afternoon tea on an iconic red routemaster bus. what a way to see those sites. a fellow passenger on board today is dominica, from the vegan society. how has veganism managed to attract the next generation? what is it that has changed? because it's been around for a long time. veganism has been around for 70 years, which not many people are aware of. but i think in the digital age of information, you log into your social media accounts, you are bound to see something about a veganism at some point.
5:37 am
i think a lot of people sort of started to understand that animals are not here for us, they are here with us on this planet, and we share it with them. and as you can see, we can have all the things that meat—eaters have, like cake, you can basically veganise anything that you want. all i heard was the word cake, nothing else. cake, that sounds good to me. vegans do cake, i'm sold. normally to make a cake, you need milk and eggs, what would you replace that with? vegan cake has all the normal ingredients you'd expect cake to contain, but for example, instead dairy milk, you can use almond milk or soy milk. replacing eggs is as simple as mashing up a banana, because eggs are used as a binding product, rather than for flavour. so the banana has a similar consistency.
5:38 am
this is good. this is good, a tour bus around london eating foods that will help us live forever. i miss my vegan food. i can't wait to get back once those quys wait to get back once those guys are wait to get back once those guys are open again. now, back in 2017, we met chris who set out to walk the entire circumference of the uk, which is seriously impressive when you take in those starts. that is 19,491 you take in those starts. that is 19,191 miles, which isjust over 31,000 kilometres. well done, chris!
5:39 am
the truth is, it's the places that you have to work together to that are the most special. i feel more connection with the uk now as a whole than i ever have in entire life. every day isa have in entire life. every day is a new day. i like the fact that have to work for the simple things in life to be able to take for granted. my name is christian lewis. this is my dog and we walking the coastline of the united kingdom. i started coastline of the united kingdom. istarted in coastline of the united kingdom. i started in swansea. united kingdom isn't just kingdom. i started in swansea. united kingdom isn'tjust on island. there are loads of separate islands of the united kingdom. in fact, separate islands of the united kingdom. infact, 700 separate islands of the united kingdom. in fact, 700 off the west coast of scotland so we have tackled those as well. we are on the north—west coast of scotla nd are on the north—west coast of scotland is just about to turn the corner having been on the move 110w the corner having been on the move now for two years. i reckon another 1.5 years before we finish. jet and are actually
5:40 am
on the side are heading wait... i think he would be very surprised to hear that the uk coast, including the islands, northern ireland, is surprisingly around 18,000 miles. to put that in perspective, if you were to fly around the world as the crow flies, that is around 25,000 miles. before i started this, i suffered really badly of depression, had anxiety. and this would go on for a long time. i went for a surf one day and are becoming out and looking down the cliffs and i honestly just thought to myself, walk home. so i started walking along the coast and i been going for two years now. there is no plan, it really is just simple. i keep the sea to my left—hand side and i know that eventually that will take me down to where i need to be. igoas me down to where i need to be. i go as far as my legs can take me each day and i camp when i
5:41 am
think it is time to camp and repeat the process the next day. i will show you where i slept last night. not complaining at all. my dog, jet, | complaining at all. my dog, jet, i rescued her on the way. she wasn't in the best neck when i first found her. she was very skinny and thin. but there was an immediate connection between jet and i. was an immediate connection betweenjet and i. i felt was an immediate connection between jet and i. i felt that kind of brokenness in her maybe i had felt before. we bonded immediately. some of the stuff that she tackles on this coast, i wouldn't ask another human to do. we have such complete trust for each other that if i go into something, i go and something, before i know it, she is shooting past me because if she knows i'm doing it that she will do it. i'vejust arrived in scotland. i'm stupidly happy. the wonderful thing about the united kingdom is that every single part of the united kingdom that you go to, there is a change. and it's
5:42 am
not subtle, it is there in your face. good afternoon guys. it isa face. good afternoon guys. it is a really wet one today. nice to have the scottish whether back. 0h to have the scottish whether back. oh my goodness. hailstones and they hurt like hell. i started this walk with £10 and two days with the russians. i'd given up the house so i had nothing really. —— russians. i been one of the most isolated people, scared to go to the shops. two been one of the most confident, outgoing, happiest person you will ever meet. i do think this is a lifestyle now. this will never end for me now. it isa this will never end for me now. it is a great lifestyle. i don't have tvs or anything. i don't have tvs or anything. i don't need one do i. got a lot to think this place four. ——
5:43 am
thank for. that was three years ago now and believe it or not, he is still on the road and he is about to join me right now. chris, how is it going? hello travel show, how are youbeen getting on since we last saw you? getting on since we last saw you ? 0nce getting on since we last saw you ? once we getting on since we last saw you? once we finished 0rkney, isa you? once we finished 0rkney, is a beautiful place. i love the history and i love 0rkney only people equally. it was the biggest challenge to come. we we re biggest challenge to come. we were heading up to shetland. shipments during the winter is not a place to be in a tent, but i can promise you. it was absolutely brutal. i spent locked down on an island on my own totally uninhabited just a couple of shapes and spent the three months there. it was wonderful, i was foraging for food, cutting lobster and crab. where are you now? inverness is the next big stop. i'm excited to get there. it is actually going to be the first city i have been to in over two years. it's great to catch up with you again travel show and i hope to see you again soon. chris has
5:44 am
raised 144,000 see you again soon. chris has raised 144, 000 pounds see you again soon. chris has raised 144,000 pounds and counting which is an incredible amount. well done mate. we had back to scotland and in 2015 where joe was back to scotland and in 2015 wherejoe was pushed to the extremes in the snowy highlands. 0ne extremes in the snowy highlands. one of the best places to do give this small valley 1,100 metres up the mountain. is nicknamed the snow house because of the address that collective. i am so cold, it is so snowy. i can't actually imagine how i'm going to stay here tonight. the killer in terms of your own temperature as the wind, and we get in the snow hole we are totally out of the wind. what is the windchill now, what is the windspeed? we are getting in quitea the windspeed? we are getting in quite a sheltered hollow now so in quite a sheltered hollow now so it is probably only 5—10, 15 miles an hour. when we came over the top it was considerably more than that, as
5:45 am
we have experienced. while we we re we have experienced. while we were preparing the equipment three of the team, lorna, gregor and dave had made a start by digging tunnels into the snowdrift, and when deep enough they will connect them to form a cabin. we are tunnelling into the snow at the moment, we have to go in a good metre from the top here. do you wa nt to metre from the top here. do you want to come in and have a dig? yes. and how long does it take to do this? normally? it very much depends on the snow conditions, we have relatively soft snow but certainly three hours plus, sometimes as much as five hours. five hours? digging, yeah. so it is going to go dark not so long away. this is a snow sword designed to be able to cut through ice and snow, and by using this we
5:46 am
can and snow, and by using this we ca n ofte n and snow, and by using this we can often remove the snow far more efficiently and we can cut locked out rather than chipping away. will i locked out rather than chipping away. willl be locked out rather than chipping away. will i be ok am here, this isn't going to collapse? no, no, the strength is in the thickness of the snow. this is quite narrow so it is well supported but when we actually make a living space we want to make a living space we want to make sure that as narrow as well so it is well supported. 0h, well so it is well supported. oh, that was a good bit in the middle. i will now get in there with a shovel. what is it about putting yourself out of the comfort zone that people enjoy? i suppose it goes back to, it engages the brain. you forget about your worries and you are concerned about keeping warm and surviving, it takes life back to the elemental, it is about survival. but surviving in style, we hope. we have been digging fora in style, we hope. we have been digging for a couple of hours
5:47 am
110w digging for a couple of hours now and the camera is finally starting to completely freeze over and i starting to completely freeze overand i am starting to completely freeze over and i am also freezing over. so we're going to focus on digging, otherwise we may not have anywhere to stay tonight. we chipped and carve away at the ice until eventually it starts to take shape. andy has built over 50 snow holes with groups of tourists. he shows me he has never “— tourists. he shows me he has never —— assures me he has never —— assures me he has never had one fall down before. it is hard work but it is finally starting to warm up in here stop oh, thank you so much. 0h! that is amazing. so we made it, this is our beautiful snow hole. there is a nice vaulted ceiling up there, i can't believe we did it! cheers everyone. jo worsley going to great lengths to
5:48 am
social distance before we had even heard of the term. always ahead of her time. 0k, make sure you stay with us because coming up we have some more great trips, including... christa larwood living out her game of thrones fantasies in northern ireland, and rajan in the uk's smallest city. this week we looking back at some of oui’ week we looking back at some of our favourite trips to the four corners the uk. next we are off to northern ireland where the game of thrones novels were turned into the hip tv show, and where you can live out the fa ntasy for and where you can live out the fantasy for yourself. you know nothing john snow! you know nothing! ok, so i have a confession — i am a giant game of thrones geek. and i'm super excited, because this place has to be top of the list for any true superfan. welcome to castle ward, or to what many tv viewers
5:49 am
will know as winterfell. and well, when in winterfell... dramatic music arrrgh! evening my lady, where do you hail from? from london. london. and which house do you represent? oh, i'm not sure i have a house. house of larwood. house of larwood, never heard of them — sounds like something the night's watch would have dragged in. i believe you are here to learn how to do archery. i need people to hunt or to fight. 0k. are you up to the task? i hope so. i hope so too, otherwise there is a penalty. 0h. 0h, a beheading... that seems measured. absolutely, because you are absolutely no good to me here at winterfell if you can't hunt and you can't fight. i will do my best.
5:50 am
select your arrows by the tip, never by the feathers and never further down the shaft. think of it coming out of a quiver, three fingers on the drawing string and then draw back so that it brings to your right eye. loose! all right. i hit actual thing! that'll do, your first arrow ever and you hit the target. 0k. archer ready. draw! hold... loose! look at that. yes! well done you. yeah! so this place used to be a farm, and yet now it's a huge tourist attraction. how did that happen? we are where game of thrones started, so it's the perfect place to start your journey, to go on and do some of the other sites that are around. yes, they have gone off to croatia, yes, they have gone off to iceland, yes, they have gone off to morocco and so on, and that's fine — but most of it is shot here. and it has turned into what we now know as screen tourism, something we have never had before. yes we have the giant's causeway, a unesco world heritage site and it is beautiful, and all that,
5:51 am
but people used to go there and there alone, and then they would take off. now they come to see many other parts of our province. we are digging a bit deeper in the archives now. back in 2017 we went to send david in wales, uk 's smallest city, where a man was on a mission to paint a portrait of every single resident. the temperature showed —— angered —— pembrokeshire coast national park, as remote and rural as it gets. this is saint david's peninsula on the south—west tip of wales. it is a radiant and picturesque part of the world, evenin picturesque part of the world, even in midwinter. but i am not actually have a scenic beauty. iam here actually have a scenic beauty. i am here to find inner beauty. some david's cathedral, built on the 12th century, sits on the site of the old monastery, led by david 600 or so years ago. and this is why some
5:52 am
david's is a city. yes, this tiny community of 1800 people is officially a city. britain's smallest and supposedly the second tiniest in the world. although in the 19th century there was a bit of a setback. there was a odd years ago the victorians decided this didn't make sense for very small places, and quite a number of cities were no longer cities. 25 years ago, the current queen wrote to the rescue and gave some david's stds —— city status back. and this man, who first chanced upon some david's 37 years ago, has been marking its quirky status with a very special pledge. basically what i start doing with portraits from life is to do a very brief outline of the head... because graham has vowed to paint portraits of every single one of the city's1800 residents, plus a few outsiders for the hell of it. focus on the eyes,
5:53 am
which are honestly very important part of the psyche i think, the soul, and the focal point comes through. originally a landscape artist he started doing portraits 14 years ago, but it was only five years ago he undertook the mammoth task to do the whole population, and then some. he has done 600 so far. the initial project was painting, say, 100 portraits and having them as one big image, so it would be like a big painting. and then ijust thought, if you are doing a hundred, i could do a thousand, and then i thought, population of some david's is not far off that, so i just of some david's is not far off that, so ijust came up and thought of the idea of the city of portraits. it felt quite nice and that is what i try and do. did you work out how long it would take you? no (laughs). there are probably more art galleries and anything else in this and david's, although
5:54 am
david's place is also a studio and his living quarters too. it isa and his living quarters too. it is a real one man and his dog operation at the new street gallery. his models, however, see it all as a therapeutic exercise as much as anything else. i have quite enjoyed it because i am a very busy mum, studying, working in the cafe, doing myjewellery, so for me just to sit down, it is a bit of time out, really, a bit of time for reflection. it is a mammoth task for graham and the plan is to exhibit the first 800- 1000 plan is to exhibit the first 800—1000 portraits in the cathedral. what are you actually achieving by doing this? the social history, i think, somebody has described it as, for me personally, it is integrating more and more with the community. do people ever complain about the way you have depicted them? i think people have been slightly shocked, possibly a bit dalli there, it doesn't matter what age you depict somebody, you still see the inner beauty. and guess
5:55 am
what, a few days later, i got this through e—mail — i am now an honorary citizen of some david's. —— saint david's. so that's it for this week. coming up that's it for this week. coming up next week: rajan is in rome, finding out what fanfare is in store for its 150th anniversary of being italy's capital. and carmen is injapan, trying an unusual 600 year old form of transport. this is great! in the meantime you can follow us on social media, giving you just a little reminder of what is still happening in the world, even though we can't visit. until next time, stay safe and i will see you soon! bye for now.
5:56 am
hello there. during friday, we saw colder air sweep down across the whole of the uk, accompanied by a fair number of showers as well. this weekend, it remains on the chilly side. again, a mixture of sunshine and showers. the showers much more widespread, though, on saturday. we've got the colder air because the winds are coming in from the north or north—west. and that is because we have lower pressure sitting to the east of the uk and higher pressure towards the west. during the second half of the weekend, that high pressure m oves a little bit closer, so the winds will not be as strong and the showers will be few and far between. saturday could start dry, sunny and cold across southern england, but the winds are blowing down these bands of showers which could be heavy at times and pushing them southwards. the showers continue to rattle into northern scotland. sheltered central, southern scotland seeing fewer showers and more sunshine. and the afternoon may well be drier across northern england.
5:57 am
may not be too many showers for the south—west of england. 14 degrees likely here. for many, it is 11—13 degrees again and feeling colder in those blustery winds, especially when the showers come along. the winds will gradually ease after dark. the showers continue to run into some coastal areas. for many inland parts, it becomes dry and clear, and cold. those temperatures will be down to 5—6 degrees in some towns and cities, but easily 2—3 in some rural areas. on sunday, we have one or two showers first thing for northern ireland, wales and the south—west. those won't last long. what showers there are will be running into eastern scotland and down those north sea coasts of england where the winds are still rather keen. elsewhere, the winds will be much lighter, we'll see a build—up of cloud developing, but it should be dry with some sunny spells and temperatures very similaragain, 12, 13, maybe 14 degrees on sunday. the weather starts to change as we move into early next week. instead of those northerly winds, we look to the atlantic, and we have weather fronts coming in from the west. so, much more cloud around on monday. we've got outbreaks of rain steadily
5:58 am
pushing its way eastwards. it does mean for some western areas in the afternoon we see sunshine, giving temperatures a boost, but after a dull and damp day and a cold start across eastern areas of uk, temperatures may struggle to get into double figures. and there is more wet weather around as we head into tuesday as well. we end up with low pressure sitting across more south—eastern parts of the uk, bringing wind and rain. further north—west, higher pressure, so it should be drier and brighter.
5:59 am
6:00 am
good morning. welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt and rachel burden. 0ur headlines today: recognition for the the unsung heroes of the pandemic, as hundreds of key workers and volunteers get awards in the delayed queen's birthday honours. footballer marcus rashford gets an mbe for his campaign on free school meals, and tells this programme he wants it to go further. it is obviously a nice feeling, but for me, the bigger thing isjust helping the people that we have helped so far. tv baker mary berry becomes a dame. she says the title is the icing on the cake. new coronavirus restrictions
6:01 am
will be announced on monday by the prime minister, with a three tier system expected


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on