David Baddiel for the Discovery Family documentary David Baddiel on the Silk Road

This month, Discovery Family follows comedian and novelist David Baddiel as he sets off on a 4,000 mile journey to explore the most famous trade route in history – the Silk Road. Catch David in the new series, David Baddiel on the Silk Road as he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime and uncovers a series of remarkable locations, mysteries and hidden gems. 

This four-part series will see David travelling across some of the toughest terrain on Earth – from China to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to Azerbaijan - he reveals many mysteries which are unknown to the western world.

The 2,000 year old ancient Silk Road changed the world, carrying not just trade but knowledge, religion, disease and dissent between the Far East and Europe. With exclusive access to research and investigations, and cutting edge technology, David retraces the steps of merchants, warriors and pilgrims along the largest trade route on earth. He tracks Marco Polo’s path across a haunted desert; trails the real Indiana Jones into the wild frontier lands; reveals archaeological treasures lost for centuries and uncovers the mystery that baffled ancient Rome, the secret of silk.

Don’t miss  David Baddiel on the Silk Road on Discovery Family from Monday, 19 December at 16:50 as David explores the changing environment of the ancient Silk Road.