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Alexander’s Lost World is a 6 x 60” series coproduced with David Adams Films and Sky Vision. Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 1,500-mile (2400 km) journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.

The Ancient Greeks have long been credited for bringing ‘civilization’ to the East. In fact it appears to be the other way round. Alexander the Great discovered a highly developed civilization (a lost world) that pre-dated even the Persians.

As Adams unravels the mysteries of the Oxus Civilizations, its great fortress cities are dramatically recreated in stunning CGI. Travelling through the most remote regions of Afghanistan unarmed, Adams and his Cameraman live as everyday Afghans gaining a most unique insight into the people and our shared heritage.

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  • david_adams_logo3The Rhino Hunters

  • 1304_01imgAlexander's Lost World

    For more than five thousand years, the River Oxus has been the life-blood of a mysterious ancient civilization. From its source somewhere on the roof of the world, it flows through the inhospitable lands of Central Asia and war-torn Afghanistan towards the Caspian Sea. It’s a land that remains almost totally unexplored. Photojournalist David Adams’ quest is to explore the 1500-mile course of the River Oxus for the first time – and travel back across the ages to discover how its turbulent natural and human history has shaped the story of our world.

  • david_adams_logo3Single Films

  • flight-of-the-elephantsFlight Of The Elephants

    After three weeks of torrential rain and tropical growth, two metre high walls of arching elephant grass are the only suggestion of a trail. It meanders vaguely away through the unkempt palms of a deserted coconut plantation, it too rapidly being consumed by the jungle from which it was carved. An endowment from the King of Thailand to the elephants, the plantation is the latest addition to Kaeng Krachan National Park, a vast 3000 sqkm tract of rainforest that stretches south along the Thai / Myanmar border.

  • three-for-the-roadThree for the road

    Like footprints on the surface of the moon, our wheels break the fine bull-dust crust of an endless plain - trailing out behind us on the untouched expanse they seem to mark our passage for eternity. Only our speed keeps us from sinking to the rims as we motor towards a distant escarpment. Beneath ragged cliffs that burn fire red in the last rays of winter sun, the plain finally ends in a dry river channel.

  • burmas_open_roadBurma's Open Road

    Burma's Open Road explores the lives of every day Burmese intertwined with the fortunes of the reconstruction of the Burma Road through Asia's last great wilderness.

  • elephants_ G6SG2973The Last Mahout

    Once elephants roamed throughout Asia in vast herds, at the turn of the 20th century there were three hundred thousand in Thailand alone. But today just seeing an elephant in the wild is a rare and fleeting experience. Asia's proud symbol of strength and power is disappearing, their numbers are in free fall, their habitat is being literally eaten away and their traditional forest pathways now lead them into danger.

  • david_adams_logo4Journeys Series

  • KAMCHATKA-179Kamchatka - The Forbidden Zone

    Adams travels across the simmering heat of the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, haggles for a pillar of salt and skis down the biggest sand dune in the world. This is the Land of Fear.

  • georgia_search_of_jason_and_the_argonautsGeorgia - In Search of Jason and the Argonauts

    From the Black Sea to the Caspian, from former - Soviet Georgia to Azjeban, a quest for the Golden Fleece through the powder Keg of Modern day Caucasia.

  • cambodia-the-lost-world-of-the-khmer-rougeCambodia - The Lost World of the Khmer Rouge

    Year Zero. The Killing Fields. Preserved by war in the isolated and forbidding final refuge of the Khmer Rouge are tantalizing hints of the "Asian Unicorn", the khting vor. David Adams Journeys through the dark of Cambodia in search of this semi-mythical beast.

  • bolivia-the-last-trail-of-butch-and-sundanceBolivia - The Last Trail of Butch and Sundance

    Adams follows the long-lost trail of two of the most wanted men in history: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. His path leads him through the Bolivian Andes.

  • peru-the-lost-city-of-goldPeru - The Lost City of Gold

    Adams climbs the lonely Peruvian highlands to seek an inca artifact that has never been found: the Golden Disk of the Sun. He finds uncharted remains of an Inca ruin.

  • pakistan-the-road-to-shangri-laPakistan - The Road to Shangri-La

    Adams crosses the high mountains of Northern Pakistan in search of Shangri-La, immortalised by James Hilton his his classic novel of Lost Horizons.

  • iran-people-of-the-flameIran - People of the Flame

    Adams travels the Iranian wilderness in search of the Zoroastrians, an ancient people who have tended a holy flame for the last 1500 years.

  • afghanistan-the-lost-buddhas-of-afghanistanAfghanistan - In search of the Lost Buddha's

    Adams hitches a ride with the Taliban to cris-cross Afghanistan: a country where few westerners dare to go. He finally reaches the Bamiyan Buddhas, just before they are destroyed.

  • sudan-the-mystery-of-the-african-pharoahsSudan - The Mystery of the African Pharoahs

    Adams crosses the vast northern Sudanese desert and sails down the Nile all the way to Khartoum. Along the way he finds the pyramids of Meroe, silent sentinels to a long-lost civilisation.

  • kenya-swahili-sinbadsKenya - Swahili Sinbads

    Adams sails by dhow from Lamu to Zanzibar, stopping off on the beaches on East Africa to haggle and barter for his sea-passage. Sinbad lives again.

  • ethiopia-keepers-of-the-lost-arkEthiopia - Keepers of the Lost Ark

    Adams makes the pilgrimage from Lalibela to Gonder in the northern wilds of Ethiopia, and paddles by papyrus kayak across Lake Tana, His quest: to find the ark of the covenant.

  • libya-the-ancient-chariots-of-libyaLibya - The Ancient Chariots of Libya

    A vast desert country veiled from the East by fear, prejudice and misunderstanding. Adam Follows in the wheel tracks of Ancient Rome's "Chariots of Fire" - the first wheeled vehicles to explore the Sahara and discover a little-known land of exotic brilliance, ancient cities and forbidding deserts.

  • niger-the-land-of-fearNiger - The Land of Fear

    Adams travels across the simmering heat of the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, haggles for a pillar of salt and skis down the biggest sand dune in the world. This is the Land of Fear.