Travel documentaries

All aboard! Join a star-studded cast of travel guides as they take you to some of the most remote and fascinating corners of the globe. BBC Select is the home for travel shows that explore amazing places around the world and introduce you to the people, places, culture and history that makes them so special.

Joanna Lumely's Spice Trail Adventure

Joanna Lumely's Spice Trail Adventure

Joanna Lumley sets off on her most epic voyage yet, a journey through the world’s greatest spice continents. Embarking on a 10,000-mile trek through Indonesia, Zanzibar, India and Madagascar, Joanna explores the centuries-old spice trade, discovering the rich tapestry of flavors and cultures which have shaped our world.

Without Limits: Australia

Without Limits

Those men and women who have faced injuries during military service know that it takes courage and endurance to survive. In this remarkable documentary, all of those qualities will be tested. With the support of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, wounded British and Australian veterans embark on a dramatic 1000-mile journey across Western Australia. Their aim is to reach the Invictus Games in Sydney.

Griff's Great Kiwi Rail Trip

Griff's Great Kiwi Rail Trip

New Zealand. Is there a more magical place on Earth? Breathtaking scenery, incredible cuisine and enthralling native art and culture. British comedian Griff Rhys Jones is taking an epic journey from the tip to the toe of New Zealand in this enthralling travel documentary. But he has set himself a challenge to avoid all the obvious routes and journey the Kiwi roads less travelled.

Griff's Great Australian Rail Trip

Griff's Great Australian Rail Trip

Australia is a land of wondrous wildlife, incredible landscapes, and warm, wonderful people. Comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones takes a trip across the entire country by train in his glorious travel documentary, trying to find the true essence of Australia and its inhabitants. From the dusty, barren outback to lush rainforests, surfing beaches and busy cities, join Griff for an epic adventure.

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Beloved British comedian Romesh Ranganathan, everyman, comedian, and self-confessed coward is heading to some of the world’s least likely tourist destinations in this quirky travel documentary. He’s getting an insider’s guide to find out if they’re as bad as their reputations, or actually the next hot tourist hot spot. There’s only one problem: Romesh can barely read a map.