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August Globe Guide

In this episode, the Pilot team discovers that while Africa boasts some of the world’s most splendid beaches – perfect for that quintessential summer vacation – August offers much more than just beach bumming. They zip across the globe for some rough and tumble at the Highland Games in Scotland, run riot at the Tomatina Festival in Spain, puff their way up Mount Rainier in Washinton State, USA and join Memphis’s Elvis Week commemorations in Tennessee.

This is the month of Scotland’s Highland Games, the perfect way of getting in touch with the country’s ancient traditions. Megan McCormick delves in at Strathdon where the games have taken place for 159 years. She meets the champion of sporting oddities like ‘tossing the caber’ and ‘putting the stone’ and even finds herself on the winning side of a ‘tug of war’ competition.

August is when many of us turn our attention to sun, sand and sea. Ian Wright discovers that beautiful views don’t come at much of a price in Bredju on the east coast of Zanzibar, while Megan jets over to Ghana and the Ivory Coast in search of even more secluded beach destinations. She visits Ghana’s Brenu Beach and Poly Plage in the Ivory Coast.

The peaceful little town of Bunol, Spain, has become famous for its annual fruity festivities. Locals claim that the Tomatina Festival all started in 1945 with the toss of a tomato in protest against Franco. Ian Wright joins a tomato-chucking riot that’s much akin to flailing around in a giant cauldron of spaghetti bolognaise.

Many of the world’s best mountains are only accessible during the summer months and August is a great time to tackle Mount Rainier in Washington State, USA. Zay Harding gets to grips with this summit with a guided climb from Camp Muir along the Disappointment Cleaver Route and is dazzled by some spectacular vistas along the way.

For thousands of faithful Elvis fans around the world August is a time of remembrance and many make the pilgrimage to his home, Memphis, Tennessee. Ian Wright takes a tour of the city’s Elvis sites during Elvis Week taking in Sun Studio where he recorded his first hit and his famous Graceland residence, rounding off with the candlelit vigil on the night of August 15 held every year since Elvis’s death. The sight of thousands parading past his grave prove that Elvis still holds the mantle of King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Credits

narrator

NINA SEBASTIAN

Titles & Graphics

PAUL PLOWMAN

Title Music

IAN RITCHIE

Additional Music

COLIN WINSTON-FLETCHER

JON WYGENS

MICHAEL CONN

THE INSECTS

IAN RITCHIE

MALCOM LAWS &

NAINITA DESAI

AMANDA KRAMER

MARK TAYLER

WEST INDIA COMPANY

Musical Director

NEVILLE FARMER

Facilities

COMPONENT

THE VOICE & MUSIC COMPANY

On Line Editor

MATT

Dubbing Mixer

JOEL BALDWIN

Editors

NICK REED

STEVE ELLIS

Production Accountants

RICHARD MILLER

HENRY BAUMER

Production Assistant

ALEX MARSHALL-THOMSON

Post Production Manager

LIZ RICHARDS

Production Manager

SONIA BORGES

Sound

JAMES BROLAN

ROGER WHITBY

GETHIN ALDOUS

PHIL CARTWRIGHT

ROB WIGER

IGNAS SILAGOMI

SEAN MCALLISTER

ISSA TRAORE

Camera

AIDAN McKELVEY

SIMON NIBLETT

NIGEL KINNINGS

LUKE HALLAM

IQBAL AHMED

GEORGINA BURRELL

STEEN BRIX-ERIKSON

MIKE ROBINSON

JOHN SORAPURE

Producers

ANNE BOGART

JUDY KELLY

BINNY ADAMS

JACQUELINE FRANK

JENNY LEAH

KRISHNA GOVENDER

PETER BOYD MCLEAN

Directors

ANNE BOGART

IAIN B. MACDONALD

ROD EDGE

DOMINIC ALLEN

EWEN THOMPSON

KRISHNA GOVENDER

PETER BOYD MCLEAN

Series Producer

NEVILLE FARMER

Executive Producer

IAN CROSS

Produced by

Pilot Film and Television Productions

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Places Mentioned - Scotland, Spain, USA, Zanzibar

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