Martin Clunes' Islands of AmericaSeason 1
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Manhunt) is a “lovable travel companion” (The Independent) in this fun and informative voyage around America’s amazing coasts. From Hawaii’s volcanoes to California’s seal colonies, salsa dancing in Puerto Rico to wild ponies swimming in Virginia, this delightful travelogue offers stunning, diverse landscapes; incredible wildlife encounters; and insightful commentary.
- 1. Hawaii & AlaskaFebruary 4, 201947minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishMartin begins his journey in Hawaii, the only US state made up entirely of islands. After leaving tourist-filled Oahu, he explores the active volcanoes of the Big Island, the largest island in all US territory, and the ancient traditions of Molokai Island. Next, Martin heads 2,500 miles north to Kodiak Island in Alaska, where there is one bear per square mile.
- 2. Washington State, California & LouisanaFebruary 11, 201947minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIn Washington State, Martin celebrates the Fourth of July on the San Juan Islands, then journeys down the California coast to the isolated Channel Islands, home to one of the world’s largest colonies of seals and sea lions, as well as an endangered population of foxes. In Louisiana, he samples hot sauce at the Tabasco® plant on Avery Island and explores hurricane-ravaged Delacroix Island.
- 3. Puerto Rico, Georgia, North Carolina, & VirginaFebruary 18, 201947minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishMartin enjoys salsa dancing lessons and rum tasting in Puerto Rico before heading to the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia, where the inhabitants attempt to preserve the traditional practices of African slaves. On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Martin learns about the mysterious lost colony of Roanoke, before traveling to Chincoteague, Virginia, to watch the world-famous wild pony swim.
- 4. New York, Massachusetts, & MaineFebruary 25, 201947minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIn New York, Martin faces his fear of heights at the top of the Empire State Building in Manhattan, learns about immigration on Ellis Island, and enjoys Coney Island’s amusement park. Heading to Massachusetts, he stops in Martha’s Vineyard, where the movie Jaws was filmed, before seeing real great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod. Then he ends his journey on Maine’s most remote islands.