Every Port Has A Name For The Sea

Former Genesis drummer Chris Stewart travels from his home near Granada in Spain along the coast of North Africa - the forgotten shoreline of the Maghreb.

It has become the focus of European attention once again.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
01Sand Stealers And Story Tellers2006100420070422

Former Genesis drummer Chris Stewart travels from his home near Granada in Spain along the coast of North Africa - the forgotten shoreline of the Maghreb.

It has become the focus of European attention once again.Chris takes a ferry from Algeciras to the port of Tangiers - to meet sand stealers and story tellers.

02Casbahs And Corsairs2006101120070429

Chris takes a Grand Taxi along the Moroccan coast towards Algeria, stopping to meet the fishermen and being followed by drug runners.

Next, the vast Algerian Roman city of Tipaza - its neglected monuments gradually slipping under the waves - before moving on to Algiers.

03 LASTPirates And Romans - Tunisia To Libya2006101820070506

The Tunisian island of Djerba is famed for its pirates, but now there are only a few imitation galleons taking tourists out for barbecues and bathing.

But drama is still to be found a few miles outside the Tourist Zone - as the bodies of hopeful emigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa are washed up daily.

Across the border, in Libya, tourists are gradually being encouraged - a few years ago it was crime to talk to foreigners, now the people of Tripoli are keen to talk, and visitors are being drawn back by the most incredible Roman cities being uncovered on the Mediterranean.