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In Search of Nomads

Can a truly nomadic way of life still be viable in our modern world? Do the pressures of land use, population growth, climate change and technology mean that the future for the nomadic people of the world is in doubt? Kate travels to Mongolia to live with herders in the Southern Gobi desert - a wild, remote region where wolves and snow leopard are still a very real threat, where winter storms can wipe out entire herds and the promise of jobs in the many new mines opening up is undermining traditional ways of life.

Kew on a Plate

Kate joins forces with Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc and the experts at Kew Gardens to rediscover the rich heritage of our vegetables. A vegetable garden has been created at Kew to showcase the wide and wonderful varieties of vegetables which used to play an intrinsic role in our kitchens and on our plates, but now have largely been forgotten. Joe and Alice, the gardeners at Kew, share their knowledge of how to grow vegetables, with an emphasis on seasonality, variety and natural ways of controlling pests and diseases.

WILDFIRES 2014: inside the Inferno

Kate Humble and Simon Reeve experience the frontline of wildfire-fighting in New South Wales, Australia. Every year, across the world, hundreds of thousands of wildfires burn an area the size of India and affect the lives of millions of people. Australia has just experienced its hottest year on record and the most devastating bushfire season in a decade. Temperatures have reached up to 45 degrees and hundreds of fires have burned across a state the size of France. Some blazes have reached the size of Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh combined.

Lambing Live with Kate Humble

ate Humble, Susie Dykes, Hamish Dykes driving the sheep down the hill to the farm for scanning.

Kate is putting on her wellies once again for a brand new series of Lambing Live for BBC TWO. This time she’s heading to Scotland with Adam Henson to test their shepherding skills in the Borders. After a devastating Spring last year and a very wet winter, the life and death drama of lambing is more of a gamble than ever before.