Exploring an area of incredible cultural diversity
The Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise: crystal blue waters, magical coral reefs and lush tropical forests. Yet behind its beauty lie many dark and mysterious secrets. A turbulent history is manifest in volcanic eruptions both destructive and creative, huge tidal waves that can flatten whole islands and threatening hurricanes that sweep across the area leaving chaos in their wake. These four programmes show both the magic and the drama of the Caribbean. From parrots and pirates to shipwrecks, sharks and glittering seas, ancient questions are answered to reveal what really lies behind this violent paradise.