Charlie Bird Explores

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Charlie Bird Explores
Charlie Bird Explores By Sitting In His Boat.jpg
The iconic image of the fearlessly renowned explorer Charlie Bird sitting in a boat in his hat.
Genre Documentary film
Presented by Charlie Bird
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Running time Amazon (1 X 52 minutes)
Ganges (2 X 40 minutes)
Arctic (2 X 40 minutes)
Original network RTÉ One
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Charlie Bird Explores is the title of a series of documentary films shot by RTÉ News and Current Affairs chief news correspondent Charlie Bird, in which the reporter sets off to explore some of the most beautiful and remote places in the far corners of the planet Earth and moans about having to do so. The series broadcast over a number of years features Bird's adventures in the Arctic, the Ganges and the Amazon.[1] The documentaries are produced by Crossing the Line Films.

For his Amazon journey, Bird crossed South America from ocean to ocean, tracing the course of the Amazon River, and somewhat annoyingly to many viewers, complained about everything associated with the Amazon along the way. En route he tells the story of this region and how it plays a crucial role in global warming and environmental change. For his Ganges trek, Bird took a path from the sea to the river's source, battling from the Bay of Bengal to the Himalayas along the river.[2] In the Arctic, filmed in 2008, Bird met the Inuit community in Grise Fiord, Nunavut.[3]


  1. ^ "Charlie Bird Explores; The Arctic (2x40'), The Ganges (2x40') and The Amazon (1x52')". RTÉ Television programme sales. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "OUR PRODUCTIONS". Crossing the Line Films. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "MY HOLIDAYS - CHARLIE BIRD". The Irish Times. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2008. 

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