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Europe   7 Nov, 2019, 15:14
Meeting the birds of Ireland’s ancient east  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole explores the Murrough wetlands of County Wicklow and finds an ancient landscape formed by the retreating glaciers of the world’s last Ice Age.

Europe   15 Oct, 2019, 10:04
A short cruise on the Norfolk Broads  
Anthony Toole

The flatlands of eastern England don’t have the greatest reputation. Anthony Toole, however, finds plenty to see and do on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.

Europe   21 May, 2019, 14:26
Southern Norway, overground and underwater  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole finds a lot of lighthouses on the southern coast of Norway, as well as the world’s largest underwater restaurant.

Europe   2 Oct, 2018, 13:09
Gibraltar: great views, caverns and thieving monkeys  
Anthony Toole

Britain’s Mediterranean outcrop off the south coast of Spain provides plenty for Anthony Toole to see and do – though the taxi drivers prove more honest than the notorious Barbary apes.

Europe   4 Aug, 2018, 14:51
Ireland’s living history at Craggaunowen  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole discovers a prehistoric bit of Eire’s past as he breaks his journey between Limerick and Gallway, as well as discovering Tim Severin’s ship from the Brendan Voyange.

Europe   15 Jun, 2018, 11:10
Tunnelling into Norfolk’s Stone Age flint mines  
Anthony Toole

The Industrial Revolution of Victorian times wasn’t Britain’s first. In a very English field Anthony Toole finds evidence of organised labour dating back to Neolithic times.

Europe   2 May, 2018, 17:25
Birds, butterflies and more at Norfolk’s Strumpshaw Fen  
Anthony Toole

The UK constantly surprises. Anthony Toole drives through the sleet to one of England’s finest bird reserves, and finds a moment of spring-like weather brings plenty of wildlife out for him to observe.

Europe   19 Sep, 2017, 12:40
Saltholme and Teesmouth: nature thrives in industrial England  
Anthony Toole

On the fringes of the urban world, Anthony Toole finds plenty of animals alive and well in the northeast of England, one of Great Britain’s most heavily industrialised regions.

Europe   18 May, 2017, 16:54
The Faroe Islands – in a nutshell  
Anthony Toole

North of Scotland and with a distinct Scandi tang, the Faroe Islands are like nowhere else. Anthony Toole takes a windswept walk on a northern outpost of western civilisation in a land where sheep outnumber humans.

Asia Pacific   12 Dec, 2016, 11:09
A guide to the beaches of East Sydney  
Anthony Toole

At this time of year Southern Australia is at its best, and everyone in Sydney heads for the beach. Anthony Toole tours the eastern beaches through the long day of an Austral summer.

Asia Pacific   2 Sep, 2015, 12:02
Penguins and muttonbirds on the coast of Victoria  
Anthony Toole

There’s birdlife aplenty on Australia’s long southern coast. Anthony Toole starts out on the outskirts of Melbourne and continues along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

Asia Pacific   28 Mar, 2015, 14:44
Feeding the pelicans of Kangaroo Island  
Anthony Toole

Australia’s third-largest island provides plenty of opportunities for Anthony Toole to get off the beaten trail. But his most vivid experience was at best questionable and, under local regulations, illegal.

Middle East   27 Jun, 2014, 08:56
Ignore the hype: Dubai is dull  
Anthony Toole

Thanks to good air links and little or no taxation, Dubai is something of a tour operator’s darling. Anthony Toole, however, is resolutely unimpressed.

Europe   20 Mar, 2014, 10:06
Heritage meets technology at Birr Castle, Ireland  
Anthony Toole

A visit to one of Ireland’s leading stately homes proves something of a revelation to Anthony Toole, who discovers he’s also discovering a part of scientific history.

Middle East   11 May, 2010, 13:28
Ignore the hype: Dubai is dull  
Anthony Toole

Oblivious to Israeli assassination squads tramping through his hotel, Anthony Toole finds a single-night stopover in the Middle East’s holiday hotspot is quite long enough.

Europe   6 Mar, 2008, 22:12
Exploring Madeira’s hidden levadas  
Anthony Toole

High in the mountains of Madeira, Anthony Toole finds the irrigation channels of the colonial Portuguese form unique routes into the heart of a rural culture.

Asia Pacific   10 Mar, 2007, 14:28
Top end trouble in Australia’s far north  
Anthony Toole

Magnetic termites, bushfires and a goanna on a riverbank: all part of Australia’s Northern Territory, says Anthony Toole.

Asia Pacific   12 Dec, 2006, 19:01
A campervan route to the heart of Australia  
Anthony Toole

To get to the remote wilderness region of Kakadu a mobile home is the only way to go, says Anthony Toole after an epic journey that barely rattles the crockery. 

Asia Pacific   14 Nov, 2006, 21:09
Taken for a ride on a Thai tuk-tuk  
Anthony Toole

Siamese taxi-cabs need to be devious when they’ve only got three wheels. Anthony Toole gets bounced around the Bangkok highlights by a succession of cunning touts.

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