This torrent was uploaded from www.TheBox.bz (signup is open and free) - the home of all British TV
Great Railway Journeys - The Zambeze Express
Historian Michael Wood travels on the Blue Train, the most luxurious train in the world, and follows the trail of the empire builder, Cecil Rhodes, from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. His journey takes him through the great wilderness of the Karoo and the diamond fields of Kimberley to the gold city of Johannesburg and its sprawling offspring, Soweto. He sees, at first hand, how the settling of South Africa has produced apartheid. Leaving South Africa, Wood travels through Botswana around the edge of the Kalahari and into a war. During filming in December 1979, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia was still a battlefield as the politicians argued out a cease-fire agreement in London.
This was the first TV appearance of Michael Wood who went on to produce and star such shows as Conquistadors, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, In Search of Shakespeare and last year´s The Story of India.
This episode was broadcast on BBC2 on 12th April 1980.
Hope you enjoy the show.
PS - This is an old program and it does show a little bit....quality is not great and there is some static so take that into account but it is watchable enough.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Great Railway Journeys - Rhodesia Zambezi Express Michael Wood
File Size: 547 MB (or 574.603.264 bytes)
Video Codec..: XViD
Video Bitrate..: 1038kb/s
Display aspect ratio: 1.481
Audio Codec..: MPEG Audio
Audio Bitrate..: 192 kb/s
Some of the other rather spiffing shows available now and always if you signup free @ www.TheBox.bz:
Comedy: The Office, Peep Show, Coupling, Chef, Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, The IT Crowd, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, Young Ones, Monty Python, Blackadder, Alan Partridge, Father Ted, Coupling, Little Britain, Mr Bean, Extras, Green Wing, Mighty Boosh
Drama: Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Hustle, Skins, Shameless, Ashes To Ashes
Game/Quiz Shows: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got News For You, Deal Or No Deal (UK), Q.I.
Education/Documentary: Planet Earth, Horizon, Panorama, Mark Thomas (Comedy) Product
Food: Hell's Kitchen, Jamie Oliver, The F Word, Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef, Great British Menu, Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong
Home/Property/Garden: Property Ladder, How Clean Is Your House?, Changing Rooms, Grand Designs, Homes Under The Hammer, To Buy Or Not To Buy
Motoring: Top Gear, Fifth Gear
Music: Top Of The Pops, Jools Holland, Glastonbury
Reality: Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!, Any Dream Will Do, Grease, Pop Idol, Wife Swap, X Factor, Badger Or Bust, Apprentice UK, Dragons' Den, Britain's Got Talent
Sci-Fi: Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Torchwood, Primeval
Sport: Football (Soccer), Cricket, Rugby, Snooker, Darts, Formula One (F1GP)