Marco Polo took years to travel the Silk Road. Today, I’m wishing we had even a fraction of that kind of time. Even with modern transport, wireless and a crack production team, covering this extensive ground – with all its complicated politics and lengthy border crossings – in just 16 shooting days, is challenging business.
In the program it will appear as if I’ve had a seamless, or charmingly rocky road trip but the reality is that the way is always paved by the hard, often unsung work of producers. Let’s hear it for our producer-champ on this leg of the Silk Road – Luis Leitao!