Series Premiere: Kazakhstan

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Thursdays from 3 February, 7.30pm

In this insightful and entertaining four-part series, journalist Simon Reeve travels to Central Asia to meet the Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. As well as discovering a region teeming with Islamic militants, ruthless tyrants and radioactive wastelands, Simon also finds a more absurd side to these obscure countries including an American military base that sells Soviet knickknacks, a desert full of shipwrecks and a first-rate Beatles tribute band.

Episode 1: Kazakhstan

Simon Reeves journey around Central Asia begins in Kazakhstan. The country has oil deposits thought to rival those of Saudi Arabia. However Simon also discovers former biological weapons factories with poor security and housing a hundred types of plague, a shrinking sea now home to camel farmers and Beatles fans.

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