World News TV

Tropic of Capricorn

Author and broadcaster Simon Reeve sets out on a unique journey to track the Tropic of Capricorn around the globe.

Motivated by a desire to learn more about forgotten corners of the world, Simon headed east through Africa, Australia and South America, discovering breathtaking sights, strange rituals, desperate poverty and exotic wildlife.

The 22,835-mile Tropic of Capricorn marks the southern border of the tropics, and crosses some of the wildest and most spectacular parts of our planet.

This series has a strong current affairs theme, with issues including vanishing forests, poverty, smuggling, threatened whales and a forgotten genocide. But it is also a spectacular travelogue.

The journey starts in Namibia, and takes viewers through Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Capricorn will be broadcast in October 2011.