NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows Travel The most secluded area of Venice Friday, November 18th Let’s visit the neighbourhood of Cannaregio with Giacomo. Perhaps due to its location being the farthest from the famous St Mark’s Square it is also relatively free of tourists. As a result you will be happy to find yourself in one of the most authentic and less touristy areas of Venice where notable Italians have lived throughout the ages. Our main stop there will be at the church of Madonna dell’Orto is one of the most important monuments in Venice, inside we will find a whole array of beautiful artwork including original paintings by Tintoretto!
Snap it Up Game Sneak a peek on the most popular Snaps of this week!
Exploring Shawbury And Its History Friday, November 18th Come explore with Lesley as we take a walk around this wonderful little village, so steeped in history, from the Anglo-Saxon days to the present-day armed forces. Besides the local village, we will also explore the woodlands, taking in the wildlife!
Chester, Timeout's "World's Most Beautiful City" Sunday, November 20th Chester in Northern England has been named “World’s Most Beautiful City” by Timeout magazine. Let's travel together and investigate how the Roman Fort has been turned into a Stylish Modern City. Today Chester is celebrated as one of the most fashionable cities to live in and to visit.
Old and new. Past and Present. How does Chester manage the dialogue between the two? This show will investigate.
The great "B Sides" of Southampton Sunday, November 20th Do you remember tapes and their b-side? Well this is the same - only in a travel show version! There are always little bits and bobs that Lillian would love to show but they never quite fit any particular theme or show - so this is Lillian's compilation of them!
Madonna della Salute, a most heartfelt festival Monday, November 21st If St. Mark is the first patron saint of Venice, the Madonna della Salute (Our Lady of Good Health) became another for saving the city from the plague of 1630. As a votive offering, a magnificent church was built at the entrance of the Grand Canal. November 21 is a festive day in Venice and a temporary bridge is built just for a few days to get easily to the church from ST. Mark's area. Giacomo will cross the bridge with us until the Campo della Salute to give a hint of how the day is still dearest to Venetians!
Gerard's Choice - Mystery Show! Monday, November 21st This could be anywhere in the UK! Your host, Gerard, picks a place because of its beauty, its importance, and because it is fun. Somewhere hard to film because of crowds, size or signal. A labor of love, that will take you places you will likely never get to. Let yourself be surprised with in a mystery location each and every episode!
Chicago Icons Inside & Out - Chicago Cultural Center Monday, November 21st The Chicago Cultural Center is an amazing landmark originally catering to two different uses: the city's first permanent, public library and the headquarters for the Union veterans from the Civil War. Today it is filled with galleries and event spaces featuring GORGEOUS architecture and design, including the stunning Preston Bradley Hall by Tiffany Studios. The Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Rotunda just completed an extensive restoration this year, and it is looking better than ever! There is so much history and beauty to discover with this architectural icon!
Warwick - A Favourite, A Fire and a Fantastic Castle Tuesday, November 22nd Welcome to Royal England! From one of England's finest medieval castles to beautifully preserved Tudor and Georgian buildings, the streets of Warwick reflect its long and illustrious past. Let's enjoy some great views of the magnificent castle, whose impregnable walls and towers have played host to some of the most influential people in English history.
Rathmines - Dublin's "Flatlands" Tuesday, November 22nd If you've ever wondered where in Ireland you might elect to live, Rahtmines might be it! This Dublin "village" centres on a cluster of gastropubs, global bistros and coffee shops near a landmark clock tower on Rathmines Road. There are fashion houses and independent book stores and small art galleries which sell work by modern Irish painters. Redbrick Victorian houses line leafy streets. This area known across Ireland as flatland also provides rented accommodation to students of third level education.
Christmas Magic Xmas in Paris with Patrick #2 : Champs Elysées Tuesday, November 22nd As Christmas approaches, we miss the Christmas trees and lights that brighten up our Parisian alleys. But good news: the illuminations are soon back on the Champs-Élysées. As for the installation, they will be put in place by a company that is committed to an eco-responsible approach, as the lighting devices can be used from three to five seasons. A total of 400 trees are to be covered with garlands, the composition of which is to take the form of a balloon glass. Let's see it!
Food Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte & History of Pumpkins Tuesday, November 22nd Join Lillian as we do a little bit of work around the kitchen to embrace this Fall and pumpkin season! After learning how to make a classic pumpkin spice latte all from the comfort of your kitchen, find out why pumpkins are so important in the history of mankind and how they become the stars of celebrations such as Halloween and Thanksgiving.
History Russian Revolution Series Season 2 Friday, November 18th Let Anna tell you about her new series: "Ukraine, the world shattered, my own life too. A look at the history of the Russian revolution. I’m inviting you to the Museum Of Russian Revolution in Saint Petersburg. We will share live the footage that I am getting filmed in Russia and sent over to me for this series. Russian Revolution Series. Season 2. Episode One. November, 12. Roots of the Problem. I’m inviting you to the Museum Of Russian Revolution in Saint Petersburg. We will share live the footage that I am getting filmed in Russia and sent over to me for this series.
This early XXth century mansion will help us trace the history of inequality and the gigantic gap between the people and the aristocracy. Also, it will highlight for us many processes and events that for dozens of years had been contributing to the tensions. To get the dots connected, we need to go back in time, to 18 and 19 centuries."
Odessa Jews in WW 2 Victory Sunday, November 20th After 4 years of brutal occupation by Romania, Odessa is liberated in April 1944. Before the war, some 180,000 Jews lived in Odessa. How many survived the Romanian occupation, and what happened to them when the city was eventually liberated? Join Olga for the second part of the " Odessa Jews in WW2" show. It as a long 4 years for Odessa. After initial mass killings and deportations, how many Jews remained in Odessa? How many of them survived, and how did the Nazis and their allies treat them when they evacuated Odessa? The fate of Jews through to the end of Romanian occupation is relatively unknown. Live from Odessa, Olga will shed light on these painful events.
Re-enacting the Decisive Naval Battle of Red Cliffs Sunday, November 20th The Battle of Red Cliffs is one of the most decisive battles in Ancient China with not a lot of coverage in Western cultures. For all the silence, it is considered by specialists as the largest naval battle in human history, no less. Today we will tell you what happened during the time period that lead to this battle. We even go one step further! By using video-game technology we will recreate the battle itself so you can see and understand how ancient battles were, and the human impact of war. Two historians will join us for this most decisive show!
The Spanish Golden Age (7 Pt. series) - Economy Pt. 6 Monday, November 21st In this series of 7 episodes, we explore one of the most fascinating periods in Spanish history: the Golden Age. This will run through the 15 to the 17th century, with episodes giving prior and later context for the formation of this huge empire where the sun never set! Episode 6 explains how the mismanagement of the Spanish economy caused problems for the country that will still have repercussions in centuries to come. Learn and sympathize with the struggles of ordinary Spanish people of the 16th and 17th centuries!
Culture African Ugandan Wedding: The Church Ceremony Friday, November 18th We all saw the traditional ceremony! Now it's the live church ceremony we y'all been waiting for & are now invited to. African Ugandan ceremonies start with in-law visits for the traditional wedding with blessings from elders for bride and groom which was done last week as we all saw. Finally, it's the church ceremony. The ceremony will be this Friday divided into two sessions; 1. Put a ring on it and prayer blessing session in the church. 2. Reception session- to drink, eat and dance and more dancing. Don't miss it! Come we continue the dancing💃🕺
Series - NEW Episodes My Tel Aviv Stories Saturday, November 19th Let’s travel back in time to trace the history of foundation of State of Israel without two tours in one day. We’ll start in 1909 with the foundation of Tel Aviv, the first modern day Hebrew city and By the end of the second tour will find ourselves in 1948 when the Jewish state was finally established. The so-called Independence Trail includes the first homes and buildings of Tel Aviv built on sand dunes, the monument commemorating the state’s founders. We’ll walk on the central streets of modern Tel Aviv to enjoy the rhythm and vibe of the city that never sleeps.
Spirit of Japan Tuesday, November 22nd Autumn is in full swing and the whole country goes crazy about autumn colors. The good thing is you don't have to travel far to enjoy it. In this episode, Eriko will show you how people in the megalopolis of Tokyo enjoy autumn color viewing by visiting one of many traditional gardens in the heart of the city. Let's enjoy the autumn color palette!
Coming Soon Travel Enniskerry - picturesque village in Ireland Wednesday, November 23rd Widely regarded as on one of Ireland's most charming and one of its most popular villages, Enniskerry features superb tea rooms, shops and guesthouses. The charming village triangle centres around its clock tower and this village has been featured in many movies including disenchanted a recently produced Disney movie starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey which has yet to be released. So come along and see for yourself this magical little village!
Discover what makes Zadar unique in the world Wednesday, November 23rd This show is very exciting, witness nature and art come together as one to create something beautiful. Our new Croatian host Anita will show you more of Zadar. And this time, she'll take you to two famous art installations that work with nature to make unique and fascinating art. Let me give you a spoiler of one of the creations you'll see, Zadar - Sea Organs, where the ocean plays music, yes you want to know how that works, let host Anita show you this and much more.
Haridwar - Holy City of India Thursday, November 24th The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colorful and fascinating blend of culture. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in India. Decked with devotees, its air is dipped in a mystical aura. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Its propitious location near the holy River Ganga has gained more popularity. Sweet smell of incense sticks and chanting of priests, Sadhus all around the pious Ganga Ghats and the blissful Ganga Aarti every morning and evening makes for a sight so ethereal and fascinating.
Christmas is coming! Traditional German Christmas cookies - one at a time! Thursday, November 24th Germany is said to have given the Christmas cookie to the world. No wonder then that Germany counts at least 13 different recipes for Christmas cookies! In this series, Juliane will bake traditional German Christmas cookies with us. Each time, we will bake a different type. Join her each time, and decide which is your favorite! Right in time for the Christmas holiday season.
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick #10 : Bercy Village Thursday, November 24th Christmas is coming to Paris and the good mood of the Holiday season has taken over the streets of the French capital city. In this festive period of time, the City of Lights has never been named this well. While the windows come to life, the streets lighten up and make you discover fantastic decorations along your outs and about. And Bercy Village is joining in, come see it!
History Building Bridges Between Jewish Berlin and Jewish Odessa Wednesday, November 23rd Join Olga as she heads to Berlin to explore the fascinating history of Jewish Berlin. On this live-stream tour Olga (yes, Olga of Odessa will be going live from Berlin’s Jewish quarter) will focus on the Berlin Jews - a once vibrant and large reformed community. Explore the Jewish Enlightenment movement that appeared in Berlin in the late 1,700's and marvel at the beauty of the New Berlin Synagogue and discover its fascinating story.
An Italian Woman Ahead of Her Time - Luisa Spagnoli Thursday, November 24th Discover the halting life of this great Woman entrepreneur who was ahead of her time. Luisa passed 100 years on, and yet she continues to shape Italian society to this day. Luisa Spagnoli combined innovation instinct, business acumen and a fibre for Women Welfare. This show operated live from home will show you footage from the 1900's. We will travel to Perugia and travel into the enchanting life adventures of Luisa Spagnoli!
Meet a Roman Soldier! with weapons and armour Thursday, November 24th This show is totally unique! I never knew this even existed, seeing Roman soldiers in 2022. Let's meet a Roman soldier - James the Roman, a historian and re-enactor. He will be re-enacting for us a bit and of course is going to show us his armor and weapons!
Great Next Shows for the Next Days Travel Saturday, November 19th Azerbaijan: Light Up the Night: the Flame Towers can be seen from most parts of the city. It is an iconic structure worth seeing both at day and night. But it is definitely even more impressive at night. The lights display transform the towers into a magical experience, making Baku truly into the city of lights. Come with us and see it for yourself with Nurana!
Sunday, November 20th Rishikesh - Yoga Capital of the World: located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India - is the Yoga Capital of the World. Lying on banks of River Ganges, Rishikesh is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. Explore with Roopak!
Monday, November 21st Lichtenberg's Medieval Castle: during this show, we will explore the ruins of the castle of Lichtenberg, in the Palatinate region. The castle was built illegally during the 13th century. It is one of the longest-standing castle ruins in Germany and has a fascinating history. Let's explore the ruins and discover how the castle is used today!
Tuesday, November 22nd London: Wonders of the West End - Covent Garden: London's Covent Garden is where the West End Theatres were rebuilt after the Restoration of Charles II in 1663. Join Gerard as he takes us to the sites of some of oldest existing playhouses. As well as many Theatrical stories, there'll be lots of time to talk about the businesses, the buildings and the people that make Covent Garden so special.