tv The Travel Show BBC News September 2, 2018 1:30am-2:01am BST
this is bbc news, the headlines: police in the east german city of chemnitz say they have ordered thousands of far—right demonstrators to disperse over safety concerns. they say that the anti—migrant rally, which drew more than 4,000 participants, had overrun its authorised time limit. earlier, several thousand counter—demonstrators attempted to block their route. tributes have been paid to the late senator john mccain at a memorial service in washington. two former presidents, george w bush and barack 0bama, led the mourners praising his patriotism. president trump, who'd feuded with him, was not invited to the service. there's been criticism of the decision by the united states to withdraw all funding from the un agency that provides assistance to palestinian refugees amid fears it could further destabilise the region. a spokesman for president mahmoud abbas described the move as a flagrant assault against the palestinian people. passengers travelling on the south western and northern rail networks have suffered another day of disruption. members of the rmt union have been
on strike in an ongoing dispute about the role of guards on trains. people attending concerts and sporting events across northwest england are likely to have been affected. it follows a summer of delays and cancellations on northern‘s services after a new timetable was introduced. sharon barbour reports from blackpool. it's one of the biggest weekends for blackpool. people have travelled here to see the famous illuminations. tonight, britney spears is also on stage. but many trains across the north have been cancelled, as the rail workers union, the rmt, held another day of strike action. only 30% of northern trains run today, and all of those have now stopped. we're going to drive now. we were going to get the train, but we realised there was going to be strikes, so we had to get a friend to drive. we were just going to get the train through. it's not too far at all. we booked a train,
we were going to get the train. and because of the train strikes, we've had to book a really expensive hotel. we can't get home on public transport, so we've decided to book accommodation locally and we're going to drive back tomorrow instead. we ended up getting three trains, which was horrendous. it was, like, so awful. we wanted to get here, basically, before we could. but there was no chance, because of the delays that the strikes were causing. northern says its priority today is to get passengers to where they wanted to be. the rmt union say its priority is passenger safety. the walk—out is over plans by northern to have driver—only operated trains. we believe fundamentally, as a union, that trains are more safe by having a safety—critical conductor on board, who is trained in a whole host of competencies, emergency evacuations, knows where they are on the route, etc. what we don't accept is the need to remove conductors and safety guards from services, where they already operate. this is just the latest disruption of passengers
in the north of england who've already experienced a summer of timetable changes and cancellations. the strike action is expected to take place every saturday this month, unless an agreement is reached. sharon barbour, bbc news, blackpool. let's hope the trains run for the next destination we're taking to you in the travel show. this week on the show: we're checking out the food scene in ireland's west cork. skibbereen! kayaking britain's coastline in all conditions. and i get a deeply personal tour of sarajevo's still
visible war wounds. the hairon my the hair on my armsjust had up. i don't want to say, i've never seen anything like this before we start this week in ireland. the country is marking 170 years since the great hunger, a famine that swept across the country leading to the deaths of over one million people. but ireland has since undergone a food revolution and kate hardie—buckley is returning
home ahead of the taste of west cork food festival to explore what was once the epicentre of the famine and is now the country's top foodie destination. welcome to west cork. this is the mizen peninsula, the most south—westerly tip of the island of ireland. i've been coming to this part of the world since i was eight years old. people are drawn here by the dramatic scenery, the arts and the great craic. and now they're flocking here for the local cuisine. west cork was recently voted ireland's food capital. the history of the area is as rich and diverse as its food. along the coast, you'll find caves where pirates smuggled their treasures. it's where marconi sent the first tra ns—atla ntic radio transmission to america.
and it was here the first famine death was recorded, the first of over one million across ireland, with a further two million people emigrating. so this is the skibbereen saturday market. at the height of summer, i think maybe the best market anywhere in the country. the freshest mozzarella available in ireland right now. mmmm. it's like lactic poetry. april makes the most astonishing potions. slainte. slainte! when we think vinegars, we think it's something that's harsh and aggressive. it's very gentle. and that's gentle. obviously i can taste the apple. mm—hmm. but there's like a berry taste to it or something like that. maybe even the whisky. you're tasting the whisky. whisky? a bit early for the whisky. yeah. the skibbereen market continues to slowly but organically grow and get better.
people i think are really realising more and more that the essence of a real experience is when it's grounded in local foods. that's what you want without you're in bangkok or tuscany or west cork. here we go! bon appetit. skibbereen. mmm. wow, it's a real west cork burger. i have come to meet the fergusons, who run gubbeen, one of the original irish cheese farmhouses here. and they pay to play a huge role in the west cork food scene. giana and herfamily have been making their award—winning cheese for the last a0 years. and is this sort of where you begin creating the flavours and the texture? ina way, although i think the real start of the story is the soil. and, of course, the big flavour is once the cheeses are made and they start to ferment. this is heavier than you'd think. oh my goodness!
smells incredible. there you are, the finished products. i think if you're in new york, or if you're in paris or wherever we export to, and you come across this, what your are going to feel or smell — west cork. that's what i love about this. giana's children are the latest generation working the land. fingal makes the charcuteries, with over 100 different products. the fergusons and other west cork food makers account for 75% of artisan producers across the country. in west cork, not only do you get to taste great food, but you also get the chance to find and explore new ingredients. it's beautiful down here. here we go. jim and maria kennedy run sea kayaking trips all along the coast, where you get to forage for your own food. out on the atlantic looking for dinner.
and we don't have to look far. when you start to investigate they become like friends. youjust see, oh, look, there's the oarweed coming up, and over here the sea spaghetti. it's absolutely amazing. for ireland's coastal communities, seaweed has long been a staple food. it has everything you need. it has minerals, it has vitamins, b vitamins, that we spend, you know, 20 or 30 euros buying across the shelf, it's all in here. there's a seal over there also looking for his dinner. hello, buddy. so what is on my seaweed board? we have some dillisk, or dulse. carrageenan, another traditional favourite.
we have seagrass, beautiful green, also known as spirulina. i recognise that one. mm—hmm. and then for something completely different, the queen of all seaweeds, or maybe the king, pepper dulse, the truffle of the sea. that's extraordinary. peppery. such a bite to it, such a kick. what's most extraordinary is the diversity under the kayak, different shapes, forms, textures, colours. it's quite extraordinary. even in the famine, people ate seaweed. but i think then it became associated with poverty and hunger. and now people are beginning to rediscover the amazing properties of seaweed. the people of west cork are also exploring their past this summer in a special remembrance festival of the irish famine. various artists are gathering for the coming home: art and the great hunger exhibition.
tonight, they're performing at an old famine workhouse skibbereen. it's been a great adventure exploring the west cork food scene, and it makes tonight all the more poignant being here on land that was once ground zero of the famine. three days in skibbereen, february, 1847. over 400 people have come tonight to hear from the diaries of victims and pay their respects at a famine grave. despite the success of the food story here, the famine years will always remain part of ireland's identity. food that was once in such short supply is now a source of great pride, and people all over the world are coming here to savour the tastes of this food revolution. still to come on the travel show:
tyne, dogger, fisher, german bight. north or north—east, four orfive, fog patches, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. the man using an iconic bbc broadcast as inspiration for his incredible journey. and i get a disturbing close—up view of what sarajevo was like 25 years ago during its terrible siege. so don't go away. the travel show, your essential guide wherever you're heading. next up, a man whose passion for the bbc‘s much loved shipping forecast has inspired him to make the journey of a lifetime. we've been catching up with toby carr as he prepares to set off from his home in london.
i think one of the really exciting things about going in a kayak on the sea is a sense of simplicity that is just about being very close to the water and it is a human—powered movement. you can use the environment to your advantage or disadvantage. i'm toby carr, and over the next year i'm going to kayak in all of the areas of the shipping forecast. and now the shipping forecast issued by the met office, on behalf of the maritime and coastguard agency. there are warnings of gales in south—east iceland. high norwegian basin 1029. expected 40s, 1030, by midnight tonight. the shipping forecast in the uk is the world's first storm warning system. it covers an area from the south
coast of iceland and mid atlantic in the west to the danish coast in the east, right down to the north coast of africa. portland, plymouth, north biscay, northerly or northeasterly, four orfive, showers later, good. it broadcasts several times during the day on bbc radio 4. it's a pretty big undertaking to paddle in all the areas. the funny thing about the shipping forecast is that i think so few people understand its actual meaning or relevance, but so many people love it and enjoy listening to it. so there's this funny balance between its meaning, or its practical meaning, and its cultural meaning, in a way. south biscay, variable, three orfour... the radio was on quite a lot in our house when i grew up. so in a way it was a
bit of a background. so you'd hear this regular rhythm of something being read out. east sole, lundy, fastnet, irish sea. while i was growing up, we had a small boat on the east coast of england. because of that, we also grew up listening to the forecast having a real meaning and trying to understand what it would mean and writing it down. so i have two days to go. i'm going through all my stuff. it's a bit daunting because i have to get all of this stuff into a kayak. so i am just going through what i can take in what i can leave. this is a personal locator beacon. if something is really badly wrong, this is registered with the maritime and coastguard agents in barmouth. and it's connected to an international rescue system. so you pull up the antenna and do the thing that you hope
you are never going to have to do, which is push the red button here, so push the button and a whole fleet helicopters turn up. i grew up with a rare genetic condition, which my brother also had. when we were kids, we were often told we would not live longer than 30 and the life expectancy is quite short. so i think that obviously puts in your mind a sense of determination to try to get the most out of things. you have a sense of freedom. you can get to places that people can't normally get to. so there's a remote aspect to it, which is appealing. there's also a point perspective, i think, that being on the water and looking back the land is quite an interesting way to experience it.
faroes, southerly, four orfive, occasionally six in west. 0ccasional rain in west. mainly good. people havejust contacted me from other places and just got on board with the project — offered places to stay, offered to plan different parts of the trip, offered to lend me boats or equipment, offers of meals, all sorts of things. and you share a love for doing something. there is a side that is also really important to me, which is meeting people in these different places. and i think that is what will bring the trip alive. this is it. bbc travel show, i am off. wish me luck. and that's the end of the shipping forecast. high in a balkan valley and studded
with ancient mosques, it's fair to say that bosnia and herzegovina's stunning capital sarajevo is often unjustly overlooked by tourists. walking around the city, it is easy to always be looking up at the bell towers and cathedrals, the minarets and the mosques, the beautiful hills. if you do look up, you might miss these, which are down at your feet and you might not even know what your looking it. —— and you might not even know what you're looking it. these are called sarajevo roses and they mark the impact site of a fatal artillery shell. a couple of years after the war, artists came and filled them in with red resin and you can see them all over the city. 25 years ago, this was a very different place.
bosnian serbs sat in the hills and laid siege to sarajevo as the breakup of yugoslavia led to nationalism and inter—ethnic violence. 10,000 people died in the city in some of the most horrific fighting europe has seen in modern times. it's cast a long, distressing shadow, and in an attempt to help me understand what it is like being there back then, i've been sent here to a hostal in the city centre. hello. nice to meet you. zero 0ne. zero one is your name? it was my father's war codename. and this is the hostel? thank you. inside, zero 0ne attempts to simulate the experience of living in sarajevo during a siege. it's quite something different, isn't it? it definitely is.
there are gunfire sounds that never get switched off, electricity is run from a car battery, the windows are covered and you sleep on the floor on a rectangle of foam. i am making the stories come alive here, tried to make them come alive because when you open a book, you have to imagine here, you don't need a book, you just need to come and see it for yourself. some aspects you understand, some aspects. for instance one thing i would never like to simulate is the fear of losing something, whether that is your life or yourfamily. this is a high frequency radio. when there was power, this would be the only connection to the world. underneath the hostel, there is a collection of relics from the war, paraphernalia salvaged from zero 0ne's walks on what used to be the frontline. and there is the bunker, a recreation of
the front—line facility once used by his father when fighting up in the hills. what we did is, we took my dad's memory and we made it real so that people would understand what it was like. zero 0ne began this project just by running tours to demonstrate just how badly damaged the city was during the siege on how the scars still pockmarked city. —— was during the siege, and how the scars still pockmarked city. —— pockmark the city. so this is what happens when you separate people into us and them. the hairs on my arms just shot up. i don't know what to say. i've never seen anything like this before. the district of grabovica is hard—hitting enough,
but when you go up in the hills, you understand the scale of the problem. this used to be a luxury hotel with superb views. ok, so this is a sniper hole. basically a sniper‘s den, shooting from here, shooting from here, peeking the gun out and just picking some random targets. 0h! you can see the whole city from here. there's a lot of windows from here, too. we are getting ready for a night in the bunker. zero one is in here preparing a room for us and has reinforced the point that it is quite intense. we can hear the echoing gunshots much louder down here. there is smoke already. look at this.
wow. gunfire. explosions. it feels quite real. not many people choose to sleep down here as the experience is pretty intense. one of the rules that zero one has in the bunker is no timekeeping devices. i had to forfeit my watch and my cell phone. before he left. so i have no idea what time it is. they left me in here about 11:30pm and maybe it's been an hour. a couple of the sounds that play,
whenever they sound, itjustjolts me. well, the night has been a blur of pseudo— half rest. where you are not really quite asleep, not really quite awake. 0k, well, there is some daylight. which i guess is a good sign. i don't really feel like a fresh daisy now, but the world seems to be awake. i take my leave of zero 0ne in the morning but something has bothered me. is this in good taste? well, people could think
we are playing games or wargames, but it's not the point. the point is to give you a small glimpse of what it was like for people who were forced to live like this, like me and my family, people forced to go on the frontline. there no choice. thank you very much. that was a night that i will remember for the rest of my life. thank you for staying here. thank you so much. that was a pretty intense experience. not exactly for everyone but me, it was pretty powerful, actually. that is it for this week. coming up next week. lucy is in south africa meeting the dancers who are challenging the perceptions of johannesburg's most feared
neighbourhoods. yes! in the meantime, remember, you can follow our adventures on social media. you can find links for those on our website. but now, from me, mike corey and the travel show team here in sarajevo, it's goodbye. hello. saturday's top temperature — 25.2 celsius in hull. eastern parts of the uk that saw the lion's share of the sunshine. closer to high—pressure, under the
system is approaching from the atla ntic system is approaching from the atlantic with ara ntxa system is approaching from the atlantic with arantxa northern ireland and western scotland coming through the afternoon and into the evening. first thing, a lot of cloud to the north and west and a warm start of the clearer parts of eastern england, some spots in single figures, some mist and fog patches but the cloud in the west could also be low to some coastal h i llfo rt could also be low to some coastal hillfort around, and grisly for a few spots but even within this zone there will be some brighter spells at times, sunny spells into north—east scotland but particularly into eastern england, a windy day in scotla nd into eastern england, a windy day in scotland with gusts 30— a0 mph and rain from the western isles into the west of scotland and into the evening as it will push across ireland but ahead of it, sunny spells. northern england, midlands, cloudy. you may encounter the odd shower and light rain at east anglia and south—east england, unbroken sunshine and temperatures edging towards the mid 20s. warm and sunny spells in north—east scotland. rain
to end the day in northern ireland and western scotland pushing further south—eastward coming into monday morning but parts of northern ireland scotland that turned clear will be cooler, a long weather front though and to the south of it through much of england and wales a warm night. the big picture from monday has the weather front very slowly moving south. the cold front is the leading edge of cooling air so is the leading edge of cooling air so ahead of it walked but hide it, fresher. temperatures lower. some sunny spells and northern ireland. the weather front has cleared, scotland. rain for a time on monday, pushing across northern england, midlands, south—west england. hide it is cooler and fresher. call a long weather front where you have rain but warm and sunny spells for east anglia. the front gradually pushes further south into tuesday, taking the cooler air with it. the rest of the week delivers cloud, some sunny rest of the week delivers cloud, some sunny spells, a bit patchy rain
01’ some sunny spells, a bit patchy rain ora some sunny spells, a bit patchy rain or a few showers but actually for the rest of the week, much of the country is looking mainly dry. that's a weather forecast. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: thousands of far—right demonstrators in the east german city of chemnitz are ordered to disperse following an anti—migrant rally. far right parties are accused of inflaming tensions. as soon as we try to express our grief, we are put into a certain corner, and this i don't accept at all. washington's farewell. three former presidents are among those paying tribute to senatorjohn mccain at his memorial service. for all our differences, for all the times we sparred, i never tried to hide, and i thinkjohn came to understand the long—standing admiration that i had for him. palestinian officials condemn a us decision to withdraw