In his first UK-based travel adventure programme for the BBC, 'Cornwall with Simon Reeve' was a two part exploration of this iconic county as it emerged from lockdown, investigating what the future holds for one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations.
Pick of the Week – the best of the week ahead. Reeve embarked on a quest to scratch below the surface of one of the best-loved British counties… the real Cornwall.
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Beyond the pandemic and the beaches, Cornwall has long been a post-industrial region, with some of the most extreme poverty in Western Europe.
As a regional Indie based in Cornwall, attempting to tell this story was a creative challenge and a responsibility.
The result was a high rating series for BBC2 that was also well received by the press, making pick of the week in the Sunday Times and The Telegraph.
A thought-provoking, moving and timely watch.
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There is a moral imperative to his travelogues, a constant awareness of climate change and inequality; a sense that, to love the world, you have to understand it.
Typically engaging…an uplifting tribute to the residents’ work ethic, adaptability and capacity for innovation, with a few bracing reality checks.