Martin Clunes hosts New KCET Travel Series ·

Martin Clunes hosts New KCET Travel Series

KCET, Southern California’s home for award-winning public media programming, announced the new four-part travelogue documentary series MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA premiering next month. Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Manhunt) hosts the 10,000-mile journey beyond America’s coastline to explore its diverse islands. From the dense forests of the Alaskan bush to the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico, Clunes brings viewers across the U.S. to experience diverse landscapes and encounter extraordinary wildlife. The show premieres Sun., Mar. 8, 8:00 p.m. PT on KCET (followed by the SOUTH PACIFIC at 9:00 p.m.). Simultaneously with the broadcast, the episodes will stream on YouTube TV and following the broadcast the episodes will stream for 7 days atkcet.org/islandsofamerica.

Following MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA at 8:00 p.m., is the new series SOUTH PACIFIC at 9:00 p.m. The new series uncovers environmental extremes in the most remote islands in the world – the South Pacific islands.

Upcoming MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA episodes will telecast as follows (*lineup subject to change):

“Hawaii & Alaska” – Sun., Mar. 8, 8:00 p.m.

Martin begins his journey in Hawaii, the only US state made up entirely of islands.  After leaving tourist-filled Oahu, he explores the active volcanoes of the Big Island, the largest island in all US territory, and the ancient traditions of Molokai Island.  Next, Martin heads 2,500 miles north to Kodiak Island in Alaska, where there is one bear per square mile.

“Washington State, California & Louisiana” – Sun., Mar. 15, 8:00 p.m.

In Washington State, Martin celebrates the Fourth of July on the San Juan Islands, then journeys down the California coast to the isolated Channel Islands, home to one of the world’s largest colonies of seals and sea lions, as well as an endangered population of foxes. In Louisiana, he samples hot sauce at the Tabasco plant on Avery Island and explores hurricane-ravaged Delacroix Island.

“Puerto Rico, Georgia, North Carolina & Virginia” – Sun., Mar. 22, 8:00 p.m.

Martin enjoys salsa dancing lessons and rum tasting in Puerto Rico before heading to the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia, where the inhabitants attempt to preserve the traditional practices of African slaves. On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Martin learns about the mysterious lost colony of Roanoke, before traveling to Chincoteague, Virginia, to watch the world-famous wild pony swim.

“New York, Massachusetts & Maine” – Sun., Mar. 29, 8:00 p.m.

In New York, Martin faces his fear of heights at the top of the Empire State Building in Manhattan, learns about immigration on Ellis Island, and enjoys Coney Island’s amusement park.  Heading to Massachusetts, he stops in Martha’s Vineyard, where the movie “Jaws” was filmed, before seeing real great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod.  Then, he ends his journey on Maine’s most remote islands.

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