The Greatest Shows on Earth

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Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world, exploring how they reflect the societies that watch them

About the Show

Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world, exploring how they reflect the societies that watch them

Series 1 Summary

Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows on the planet, finding out how societies - and particularly the roles of women - are brought into sharp relief by the TV they watch.

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    Episode 1 - Brazil

    Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world. In Brazil, Daisy goes behind the scenes of Miss Bum Bum, and experiences Brazilian-style Crimewatch.

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    Episode 2 - India

    Daisy Donovan visits India to check out its TV, finding a country caught between modernisation and tradition, with on-screen martial arts, no-holds-barred talk shows, and lots of dancing

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    Episode 3 - Egypt and Abu Dhabi

    In Egypt and Abu Dhabi, Daisy is sucked into a dark prank show and then inspired by the most sublime talent show on earth. This programme was made before the recent troubles in Cairo

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    Episode 4 - South Korea

    Daisy goes behind the scenes of TV in South Korea. She meets an online TV star who cooks - and eats - for an audience of people who live alone.

The Greatest Shows on Earth synopsis

Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows in the world, exploring how they reflect the societies that watch them

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