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The Heart of England (#1001() Duration: 25:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Kings and prime ministers studied at Oxford and Cambridge universities; Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill; Ironbridge Gorge.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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Portugal's Heartland (#1003() Duration: 25:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines. Saving the capital city of Lisbon for another episode, Rick dances on the beach at Nazare, marvels at a medieval abbey in Batalha, visits a royal library and revels with university students in Coimbra. He also savors port wine with the people who made it along the Douro River, and gets to know Portugal's gritty and fascinating second city, Porto.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 7:35pm Remind me
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Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes (#1005() Duration: 41:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways - Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - and basks in their dramatic beauty. He tours ancient ruins, traces the vestiges of the Crusaders, samples rustic cuisine, savors classic Greek-island views, and compares beaches - from the ultimate party beach to idyllic quiet hideaways. And he sees how a cruise ship can be an efficient way to link up great island stopovers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 8:12pm Remind me
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The Best of Sicily (#1008H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where Rick sings with the merchants in the markets, joins locals in their passeggiata, drops in on a contessa, and marvels at the Romanesque cathedral of Monreale. Then he sips wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, munches cannoli, ponders Greek temples at Agrigento, admires Roman mosaics at the Villa of Casale, and gazes at the view from the Greek theater in Taormina.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 8:54pm Remind me
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Scotland's Islands (#1011() Duration: 52:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rick begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland. Then he visits another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where he explores Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Finally, he sails to Orkney - more Nordic than Celtic - with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization and evocative reminders of the 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 9:37pm Remind me
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European Festivals I (#1006H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In this first of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, Rick cheers with the masses at Siena's crazy Palio horse race, tosses a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, dons a mask for Carnevale in Venice, and celebratse Easter in Greece. Dropping in on some of the Continent's top parties, he discovers that each one is a celebration of traditional culture, and all of them are full of opportunities to sing and dance, feast on traditional food, and party with locals.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

European Festivals II (#1007H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In this second of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, Rick dances with Spaniards at Sevilla's April Fair, celebrates Bastille Day in Paris, runs with the bulls at Pamplona, and hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest. And he celebrates a traditional family Christmas, browses the holiday market in Nurnberg and sleds down alpine slopes by torchlight in Switzerland. With the entire Continent as his playground, fun is his mission.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

London: Mod and Trad (#305H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

London is quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan. We check out the new - the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing. Strolling the trendy South Bank of the Thames takes us from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Sicilian Delights (#1009H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Rick dines on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefal?, ponders ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, communes with monks - alive and departed - in a Capuchin crypt, sleeps in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eats his way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 30, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me
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