The World From Above
A series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world, from 10,000 ft, down to just a few, the high definition camera seeks out the beautiful, as well as the dramatic.
Directed byRichard Mervyn
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
This South African aerial journey begins at Cape Town and on top of Table Mountain before heading south, round the Cape of Good Hope, and back up to some of the best known vineyards around Stellenbosch. We then head east to Hermanus and a spot of whale watching before flying along the beautiful Garden Route to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and on up the dramatic Wild Coast to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal before heading inland, past a magnificent waterfalls to the impressive Drakensberg Mountains.
S01:E05 - Season 1, Episode 5
This aerial journey in South Africa starts by the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu Natal and then crosses some of the bloodiest battlefields of the 19th century, including Rorke’s Drift and Blood River, before heading north to the Kruger National Park. From there the journey heads north through Blyde Canyon and on to Polokwane. The journey then heads south to Pretoria, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, before heading west to Kimberly, and its diamond mines. Further west, and across a desert landscape, is the spectacular Augrabies Falls. From there it’s down the west coast, before finishing the journey in the dramatic Cederberg Mountains.
S01:E07 - Season 1, Episode 7
This aerial journey across the picturesque Balearic island of Menorca begins in the north west of the island at Ciutadella before heading for the coast and flying past cliffs, beaches, small resorts and clear blue seas. At the main airport we encounter a group of military helicopters coming in to refuel. And close by is one of the many pre-history sites which cover the island. More modern defences on the small island of La Mola once protected the capital, Mahon, and its deep water harbour. Flying north up the east coast are a number of old tower castles, and fishing villages turned into resorts. We end our journey in the north east corner of the island at the lighthouse on Cap de Cavalleria.
S01:E08 - Season 1, Episode 8
This aerial journey across southern Germany begins at the island town of Lindau on Lake Constance. We then head west past a series of dramatic castles before arriving at the spa town of Baden-Baden. From there it is east past the city of Ulm and then southwards to Fusen and on into the Bavarian Alps and a series of fantasy castles. At Oberammergau, home of the world famous Passion Play, we head north to Lake Chiemsee before heading east into the Alps and on to Berchtesgaden and a dramatic house on top of a mountain.
S01:E09 - Season 1, Episode 9
This aerial journey begins at the north-east corner of the Portugal at Bragança. The journey then heads west to Guimaraes and a castle which is known as the cradle of Portugal. At Braga we look at two impressive monasteries before heading for the coast at Viana do Castelo and then south past resorts before arriving at Porto, the home of port wine. From there our journey travels inland past a landscape of vineyards before ending at the great fortress at Almeida on the border with Spain.