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A voyage of discovery

One area on our planet, above all others, demonstrates man’s extraordinary amphibious abilities: the Coral Triangle in the southwestern Pacific. Set apart from the modern world, it is the last place on Earth where people who have lived their lives entirely at sea can still be found.

Each isolated community has adapted different but equally ingeniously to the challenges of their surroundings. They are famed for the unique skills that have enabled them to survive and thrive in and on the ocean. From the whale hunters of Lamalera who catch huge prey using just hand-thrown harpoons to the free-diving Bajau spear-fishermen of Sulawesi who stalk the seabed on just a lungful of air – these are the last true people of the sea.

Delving deep into this vast seascape, explorer Will Millard travels to meet, live and learn from the last true people of the sea – at a time when great changes are arriving on their shores.

Full of wonder and adventure, this series is a personal and intimate exploration of one of the world’s last remaining wild places and the people who call it home.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Monday July 23 at 18:00

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday July 24 at 06:50

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday July 24 at 12:00

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday July 24 at 18:00

The Whale Hunters of Lamaler

A look at the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is notorious for its whale hunting. 2/3

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday July 25 at 06:55

The Whale Hunters of Lamaler

A look at the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is notorious for its whale hunting. 2/3

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday July 25 at 11:45

The Whale Hunters of Lamaler

A look at the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is notorious for its whale hunting. 2/3

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday July 25 at 18:00

The Kula Ring

Will mass tourism threaten the future for the kula ring and the network it provides? 3/3

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday July 26 at 06:55

The Kula Ring

Will mass tourism threaten the future for the kula ring and the network it provides? 3/3

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday July 26 at 12:00

The Kula Ring

Will mass tourism threaten the future for the kula ring and the network it provides? 3/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday July 28 at 06:00

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday July 28 at 06:50

The Whale Hunters of Lamaler

A look at the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is notorious for its whale hunting. 2/3

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday July 28 at 07:40

The Kula Ring

Will mass tourism threaten the future for the kula ring and the network it provides? 3/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday July 28 at 09:25

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday July 29 at 10:15

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday July 29 at 11:10

The Whale Hunters of Lamaler

A look at the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is notorious for its whale hunting. 2/3

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday July 29 at 12:00

The Kula Ring

Will mass tourism threaten the future for the kula ring and the network it provides? 3/3

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday July 29 at 13:45

The Bajau

Writer Will Millard explores the formerly nomadic Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia. 1/3

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