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Part 1 (Feb 10, 2008)
In Tropic of Capricorn, Simon Reeve set out on another lateral circumnavigation of the globe, presumably having deferred the Tropic of Cancer as too much of a health hazard right now. The northern line of latitude runs through some of the more dangerous and volatile regions on the planet, whereas the southern one takes you through Madagascar, French Polynesia, Australia and South America. That said, Capricorn isn?t without its hazards. In Namibia, for example, Reeve went into the bush with an improbably handsome French naturalist and found himself surrounded on all sides by hungry cheetahs, a tricky moment in itself, but even more anxiety-inducing if your pockets are full of freshly slaughtered springbok. And in Windhoek, he very nearly drank himself into a coma trying to keep pace with the Chinese businessman who are busy staging a quiet recolonisation of Africa.
Part 2 (Feb 17, 2008)
Travel documentary. Simon Reeve travels the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude that cuts across South Africa, South America and Australia. Simon is distraught when he witnesses the Zimbabwean refugee crisis. He watches giant rats clear land mines in Mozambique and eats soup made from the penis of the Xebu (a type of ox). He visits a shanty town where thousands of impoverished Madagascans are digging for sapphires.
Part 3 (Feb 24, 2008)
Travel documentary. Simon Reeve travels the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude that cuts across South Africa, South America and Australia. On the Australian west coast, Simon witnesses the migration of the humpback whale. He meets a tough outback couple refusing to leave an asbestos polluted ghost town and a farmer attempting to eke a living out of a dustbowl. He visits one of many Aboriginal communities in a deperate state, blighted by alcoholism, child abuse and poverty.
Part 4 (March 02, 2008)
The Tropic of Capricorn runs around the southern hemisphere for about 22,000 miles, crossing some of the most remote and unexplored regions of the world.
The final leg of the journey sees Simon Reeve follow Capricorn across South America from Chile, over the Andes to Argentina, though land locked Paraguay to the Atlantic coast of Brazil.
South America offers up some of the most spectacular scenery of the whole journey, from the high Andes to the awesome Iguacu waterfalls on the Brazil and Argentina border.
It includes the largest and most vibrant city in the southern hemisphere in Sao Paolo and an extraordinary range of people and places.