Quest for the Bay, episode 1

‘Quest for the Bay’ was the second in the Canadian ‘Quest series’, aired in 2002 it showed a team of eight volunteers trying to recreate the journey made by fur traders in the 1840s. Travelling from Winnipeg to Hudson bay (over 1200 kilometres) in a replica of a so called York Boat and using the…

The Great Human Race, episode 3

Episode 3 of this fascinating show that tries to give us an insight into how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago. I’m not to keen on the dark moody Hollywood voice we get all the time. Maybe it’s an American thing. Off to Ethiopia, where Homo Sapiens first appeared about 200.000 year ago. They…

The Great Human Race, episode 2

Another episode of this show which is a combination of ‘Naked and afraid’ and ‘10.000 BC’. The episode we go back 200.000 years to see how our ancestors the Homo erectus survived… hey no giggling in the back! Perhaps the most important time in the history of mankind; the conquering of fire. Seeing the two…

Back in time for Christmas, episode 2

I was going to watch this during the holidays, obviously, but just didn’t have the time. So a little later than expected, here is episode 2 of ‘Back in time for Christmas’. I rather like the participants, the Robshow, they are really getting into the spirit of things while still making a few silly mistakes…