Cuba with Simon Reeve
Saturday, 8.40pm, BBC Knowledge With its unique blend of sun, sea and revolution, Cuba is one of the most seductive places on earth. So says presenter Simon Reeve, most recently seen as host of the remarkable Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, at the very beginning of this documentary. series. If, like me, you appreciated the terrific blend of stunning cinematography and informed narration in that program, you’ll very likely enjoy this. Yes, Cuba has been stuck in a time warp since communists took over 50 years ago but, according to Reeve, this has been part of its charm. However, that is about to change. Capitalism is coming to Cuba as the government loosens its iron grip. As always in a revolution, there are winners and losers. Reeve sets out to meet them and in doing so profiles a dictatorship in transition.