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BBC World to unveil slew of shows in August

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MUMBAI: BBC World will showcase Holidays In The Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist, The World Uncovered: World Weddings, Jeremy Bowen On The Front Line for the month of August.

A world of easy adventure tourism, Holidays In The Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist, will air on 20 August at 8 pm. The host Simon Reeve will undertake a thrilling journey through the most obscure countries in the world - Places That Don't Exist.

In a statement issued, BBC World states that there are almost 200 official countries in the world, but there are dozens more breakaway states, which are determined to be separate and independent. The nations, which don't usually feature on the tourist trail: Somaliland, Transniestria, South Ossetia, Taiwan, Abkhazia, Ajaria and Nagorno-Karabkh will be featured in the show.

In, The World Uncovered: World Weddings, BBC World will present two films focussing on the lives of two couples exchanging vows in very different situations. Through their stories, these films throw light on ancient traditions, religious strife, and some harsh social realities on 6 August at 5:30 pm.

The channel will feature some of the horrors of distant conflicts through Jeremy Bowen On The Front Line into people's front rooms and interpret history as it's being made on 20 August at 5:30 pm. The media release adds that in the last four years 62 journalists have died in combat zones. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's celebrated former World Affairs Correspondent, explores the lives and motivations of those whose work revolves around death and destruction. Drawing on his experiences in wars around the world, he gives a frank, unsparing insight into the psychology of the war correspondent.

Jeremy Bowen will talk to some of most famous war reporters of our time, while revisiting the conflicts that have defined our age.

Ellen MacArthur: Taking On The World will present the history's greatest sporting achievements on how Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person ever to sail around the world single-handed on 13 August at 7:30 pm.

The show will speak about the hardships and loneliness of life at sea, pushing a racing yacht round the clock. The programme Ellen MacArthur will also bring forth some remarkable on-board footage, an intimate video diary and an in-depth interview.

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