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Patagonia to the Pampas

Simon Reeve leads a team of presenters on a journey through the spectacular landscapes of Argentina. On the way, they take in one of the greatest matches in world football.

Simon Reeve leads a team of presenters on a journey through the spectacular landscapes of Argentina, from the vast ice fields of Patagonia to the wide-open plains of the pampas.

In the south, a group of indigenous people are locked in a historic dispute with the area's biggest landowners, Italian clothing giants Benetton; in Buenos Aires, the children of the disappeared are seeking to find out the truth of what happened to their parents at the hands of Argentina's generals; and in the pampas we meet one of the last true gauchos, whose way of life is being destroyed by an argricultural revolution.

On the way, we take in one of the greatest matches in world football, visit a penguin colony on the edge, and meet a bishop with a rather unorthodox interest in Evita.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 12 Feb 2009 01:05

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Simon Reeve
Presenter Adil Ray
Presenter Tanya Datta

Broadcasts

  • Sun 25 Jan 2009 21:00
  • Sun 25 Jan 2009 22:00
  • Thu 12 Feb 2009 01:05