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The Southwest Islands

Documentary series. This episode explores the extraordinary wildlife in the south west of Japan, where a chain of small islands stretches towards the tropics.

In the far south west of Japan, there is a chain of islands stretching towards the tropics - a place where all life is influenced by the power of the sea, and where volcanoes and typhoons are forces to be reckoned with.

The journey begins at an island at the top of the chain and travels south, revealing unexpected stories of isolation, unique wildlife and unsolved mysteries.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Jul 2021 20:00


Role Contributor
Narrator Michelle Dockery
Producer David Marks
Series Producer Mary Summerill
Executive Producer Tim Martin
Executive Producer James Honeyborne


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