A Cretan Spring

Series of programmes recorded on location, tracking spring through Crete.

Episodes

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01Mountains2009050420100412

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven travel from Crete's high limestone mountains to its coastal towns to greet the arrival of spring, delving into the island's landscape, history, botany and cuisine.

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore Crete's mountains.

02Gorges2009050520100413

Adam Nicolson explores the island's distant and more recent past, from the Minoan period to the German occupation of the Second World War, while Sarah Raven records its spring flora.

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore Crete's gorges.

03Valleys2009050620100414

Series recorded on location, tracking spring through Crete.

Sarah Raven explores the island's scrubby hillsides and the lush valley floor, looking for wild tulips, and Adam Nicolson recounts episodes of British derring-do and their consequences.

Sarah Raven explores Crete's hillsides and the lush valley floor, looking for wild tulips.

04Villages2009050720100415

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore the island's villages.

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore Crete's villages.

05 LASTTowns2009050820100416

Series recorded on location, tracking spring through Crete.

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore the buildings and life of the island's coastal towns, observing the distinct Cretan identity that emerges, in spite of the various invaders it has had over the years.

Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven explore the buildings and life of Crete's coastal towns.