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Web Extra - Cicadas

Duration: 01:09

Visitng Glover's formal gardens in Nagasaki, Neil Oliver is deafened by the sound of the mating cicadas.

Neil follows in the footsteps of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags - ideas that shaped the modern world we know today.

In the last of the series, Neil travels to Japan to uncover the extraordinary story of Thomas Blake Glover. Blending adventure with commerce, Glover was a rogue trader who helped rebel samurai clans overthrow the shogun and lay the foundations for one of the most aggressive and powerful economies in the world.

Available since: Tue 13 Dec 2011


Series Producer
Richard Downes
Neil Oliver
Sarah Barclay
Sarah Barclay

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The Last Explorers Thomas Blake Glover

4/4 Neil Oliver travels to Japan to explore the story of rogue trader Thomas Blake Glover.

First broadcast: 15 Dec 2011

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