Join David Baddiel as he sets off on a 6,500 kilometre journey to explore the most famous trade route in history – the Silk Road.
David Baddiel on the Silk Road follows the British comedian and novelist on the adventure of a lifetime as he travels from Xi’an, China, to Istanbul, Turkey, to uncover a series of remarkable locations, mysteries and hidden gems, many unknown to the western world.
The 2,000-year-old ancient highway changed the world, carrying not just trade but knowledge, religion, disease and dissent between the Far East and Europe.
David retraces the steps of merchants, warriors and pilgrims along the largest trade route the world has ever known.
Along his journey across some of the toughest terrain on Earth, David walks in the shadow of Marco Polo across a haunted desert; tracks the real Indiana Jones into the wild frontier lands; reveals archaeological treasures lost for centuries and uncovers the mystery that baffled ancient Rome - the secret of silk.
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