Places That Don't Exist

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Simon Reeve in mountains on the border between Armenia and the unrecognised state of Nagorno-Karabakh - still the focus of ongoing tension and conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist is a five-part travel documentary on Central Asia, part of the Holidays in the Danger Zone series, produced and broadcast by BBC This World. Written and presented by Simon Reeve, and produced by Will Daws and Iain Overton.[1] It was first broadcast in May 2005, on BBC Two.[2]

In the series, Reeve visits a number of small breakaway states and unrecognised nations including Somaliland, recognised as part of Somalia, Transnistria, recognized as part of Moldova where Reeve was detained for 'spying' by the FSB,[3] Nagorno-Karabakh, part of Azerbaijan.[1] Reeve also visited Adjara, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, all recognized by the United Kingdom as parts of Georgia (Despite a regional crisis in 2004, Adjara is now under the full control of Georgia), and the Republic of China known as Taiwan.[1]

The programme and its team were awarded a One World Award in June 2005 for best popular feature.

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  1. ^ a b c Places That Don't Exist, Shoot and Scribble Productions
  2. ^ Places That Don't Exist, BBC News Online, 4 May, 2005
  3. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (7 September 2004). "BBC journalists held by Russians". The Guardian. London.

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