BBC Two: Great Continental Railway Journeys
Michael Portillo travels from the Italian Riviera to the Austrian Alps, starting in Genoa, where he learns how an Edwardian Briton introduced football to the port. He takes the train as it clings to the cliffs along the Riviera Di Levanti to reach the picturesque and remote villages of the Cinque Terre, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before ending his journey in the famous Brenner Pass, the scene of a ground-breaking engineering project to build one of the world's longest rail tunnels.
Professor Brian Cox and comedian Dara O Briain present their second report from the Warrumbungle National Park in Australia as they complete another night under the stars. The pair showcase unprecedented views of the Milky Way, including an unbeatable view of the planet Saturn. Meanwhile, Australian astronomer Greg Quicke reveals ancient tales from the indigenous astronomers of Australia, and also explores the remarkable link between the moon and the Great Barrier Reef.