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Nutmeg and Cloves

Episode 2 of 3

Kate Humble visits the fabled spice islands of Indonesia where she meets people who have rebuilt their lives around the cultivation and trade of nutmeg and cloves.

Kate Humble embarks on a journey around the fabled spice islands of eastern Indonesia in search of two spices that launched epic voyages of discovery, caused bloody wars and shaped empires - nutmeg and cloves. These two spices, grown on an archipelago of tiny volcanic islands, drew European explorers in search of unbelievable wealth, but also led to massacres of local people and the decimation of their culture.

Kate meets the people who have rebuilt their lives and communities around the cultivation and trade of nutmeg and cloves, takes her place on one of the fastest produciton lines in the world, and discovers how the battle for these two spices led to the beginning of the British Empire in North America.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 9 Jul 2011 02:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Humble
Presenter Kate Humble
Director Paul Sapin
Producer Paul Sapin

Broadcasts

  • Thu 24 Feb 2011 21:00
  • Thu 24 Feb 2011 23:20
  • Sun 20 Mar 2011 17:30
  • Sat 9 Jul 2011 02:00
  • Sat 9 Jul 2011 02:55