Editor's Blog: Paradise lost?

Who doesn’t dream of a few weeks escape to a tropical island paradise like the Maldives?

I know I certainly do. So I couldn’t wait to watch Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve on BBC Two last weekend. It was the fourth installment of what has so far proved to be an excellent six-part series (I can’t wait for the final two episodes).

What has so captivated me about this show is not simply the stunning scenery. Rather, while Reeve allows you to marvel at the beauty of the places he visits, he also takes you to the heart of the communities living there.

In doing so, he highlights some of the more uncomfortable, darker sides of these places, as well as the positives – and, thankfully, he does so with the right balance of passion and journalistic endeavor to keep you entertained and engrossed rather than irritated and thus reaching for the remote control.

From the environmental perspective, his trip to the Maldives was more here

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