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' the 'the time of year. above—average for the time of year. the red shows where it is well above—average, but we swap them for blues as we go into the middle part of the week, temperatures dropping below where would we met we would normally expect for this time of year. orton is on its way. not the moment, though, because we have plenty of cloud around but some sunshine breaking through and more sunshine breaking through and more sunshine coming through, the shetland islands will be wet in the next few hours, but the cloud in western areas could be thick enough for light rain or drizzle at times. most will stay dry today, and in the sunshine temperatures widely into the 20s. 20 to around 2a degrees in parts of england and wales, particularly in north wales and the midlands towards east anglia. tonight we have southerly winds, meaning a slightly more humid field strengthens and helps break up cloud more, but gives temperatures in the high side through tomorrow morning,
sitting in the mid teens. a few showers overnight and into the morning and some showers on sunday as well. the weather front towards the west of ireland is this here, a cold front and we have some ahead of it but behind it is autumn waiting. that will slowly push its way towards ireland and western scotland through the day, initial showers here and a reasonably bright start for many, but outbreaks of rain in the afternoon with heavy and gusty winds. across many parts of the uk, more cloud for the uk, but more sunshine tomorrow, and 22 in the north highlands, 23 2a towards eastern of england. by the end of some day, sunshine in ireland and western scotland, the rain heavy at times, though, gusty winds too. monday morning could be wet across scotland and parts of northern and eastern england, but brightening up to sunny spells, sunshine and showers in the west throughout the
day, but temperatures in the mid—teens for some, day, but temperatures in the mid—teens forsome, perhaps day, but temperatures in the mid—teens for some, perhaps high teens in the south and east. tuesday and wednesday, more low—pressure systems push their way heavy rain and winds at times and very changeable conditions next week with temperatures taking a big dip as well. goodbye for now. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: queues at petrol stations as the government prepares to announce a temporary visa scheme to make it easierforforeign lorry drivers to work in the uk. two canadians are heading home after spending over 1,000 days in detention in china over spying charges. prince andrew's us lawyers accept he has been served with legal papers alleging that he sexually assaulted virginia giuffre. he denies all allegations. it's the final day of campaigning in germany, where voters will elect a new chancellor tomorrow. hundreds pay tribute to murdered primary school teacher sabina nessa
at a candle—lit vigil. now on bbc news, it's the travel show. this week on the show... ..auf wiedersehen, tegel airport... ..getting in the zone for the paris marathon... it's hard work. he laughs ..and around wales by pipped—up pedalo. it's been really hard, painful... she laughs ..but a really grand adventure.
60 years ago this summer, berlin's infamous wall went up, effectively slicing the city into two, and leaving capitalist west berlin isolated deep within communist east germany. almost overnight, tegel airport became an important lifeline for west berliners. in 1974, its brutalist—inspired hexagonal—shaped terminal opened, making the shortest walk from aircraft to exit just 30 metres long, which led to the airport becoming one of the busiest in germany. you know, i've been to many airports in my lifetime, but i've never had the unique opportunity to stand in the middle of a runway — one that, just two years ago, saw 2a million passengers leave and arrive. it's empty now... and a bit bizarre.
but, then again, this is no ordinary airport. after a decade of stays of execution, in november 2020, the planes and the passengers stopped, and it was time to say a final goodbye to this cold war relic. it's less than a year since tegel airport closed to the public. now it's full of deserted departure boards. closed carousels. makes you feel like you're walking through a post—apocalyptic world. i want to rid myself of this eerie feeling. i want to know what this place was like when it was brimming full of people at the start of exciting journeys.
well, hello. roy - yeah? - yeah, that's me. this strikes me as being an area where very few passengers would have gone. yeah, this used to be our baggage area for gate number eight and nine. and all the luggage came down here. we had in one year, you could say, about two million - pieces of luggage “ust coming down to here. going from here, into containers, and out to the aircraft. roy worked at the airport for 30 years as a flight dispatcher. and, walking around tegel with him, you soon get a sense of his love for the place. people went up here... ..and that's the airport. they were already out. wow. did you use it? about 10,000 times. they chuckle so, roy, i guess it must be strange to be here when you once knew it as being a bustling, kind of, throng of passengers. it's kind of funny, when you just walk through, there's nobody at all.
berlin's new state—of—the—art airport lies on the outskirts of the city in brandenburg — though roy believes he knows the main reason why tegel will be sorely missed. the thing was, all the business passengers knew it takes them — when they get out of their taxi, to be in the airplane with check—in and everything — it took them ten minutes. and that's how come they always came too late! he chuckles tegel will not be left to decay. its famous terminal and tower will be incorporated into a vision of the future, with a new housing district and a research park springing up around them. but that is not before berliners get to say one last goodbye to this much—loved landmark. this summer, the airport became part of the sonambiente festival, which fills abandoned spaces with art. ethereal humming plays
the ethereal sounds you're hearing being played across the public address system at tegel is the work of turner prize—winning sound artist susan philipsz. ambient air is a work where i've taken brian eno's composition, music for airports, and hummed it from a small cessna propeller plane that circled tegel airport, taking time to gaze out of the window and look down at the landscape, and just get lost in the clouds. and i wanted to create a sense of solitude and time passing. some people would say that the architecture's really ugly. i mean, they use that term "brutalist", which doesn't necessarily mean ugly, but it's certainly quite forbidding in some ways. is that part of what you like? it does create a melancholy feelwhen it's, i mean, empty. that's the real theme that's, kind of, going through it —
solitude and melancholy. yeah, i think most people, when they came for the opening, they really did want to enter into this and enjoy that, in a way, tojust, kind of, feel like a final farewell to the place. humming continues before i leave the festival, there's one last trip i want to take from tegel. now, even though this airport isn't really functional, it's not operational, there are no planes anywhere — i still get that, kind of, special tingle, that, kind of, air of anticipation of being somewhere like this, where i can be transported somewhere else. and apparently, this next trip, if you like, a virtual one, takes me into a new dimension. so, now you're on your way _ to the moon i wow, this isjust incredible.
now i'm in the middle of space. i'm now floating in the middle of space. no land whatsoever around me, just a huge amount of stars. to the moon allows visitors to go to our lunar neighbour without the use of any air or spacecraft. you get to experience what it'd be like to drift over vast craters and through the emptiness of space — with a few ghosts of dinosaurs thrown in for good measure. and i'm, kind of, moving... whoa, i'm going through it! he laughs amazing, i'm inside the body of a brontosaurus, or something, on the moon. wow. wow! and i'm floating! this is weird. there's shooting stars above me, and a little swivel round... i can see behind me — god, it's like vertigo, cos you think you're going to fall down into these craters. now, i'm moving away from the dinosaurs, floating into space... welcome back.
germany is in a reflective mood this year, on the 60th anniversary of the building of the berlin wall. so, the subdued melancholy of this long goodbye to tegel seems fitting. i can see why there's so much affection, almost sentimentality for it. but what's also brilliant is that they've got new art in here that kind of throws things forward to, kind of, cap off the end of an era. because this place will never be forgotten. intercom chimes ladies and gentlemen, this really is the last call to tegel. right, still to come on the travel show... ..it�*s a marathon, not a sprint. getting your head together after months of lockdown. and the little paddleboat that can.
we're with the husband—and—wife team taking the welsh coastline by storm. what we're trying to do here is get around this headland, but it looks like the tide has already turned. so don't go away. now, for many young people just starting out in life, the last 18 months has been excruciating. gap years, uni and school trips, and holidays with mates have all been cancelled. some found it especially hard — like graduate freddie pearson, who's had his own battles with mental health in the past. but he's hoping travel and exercise could provide the solution to his post—lockdown blues. all right. yeah. hi, my name is freddie pearson. i'm 21 years old,
and i've just graduated from the university of manchester. i was doing my final year of university during the height of the pandemic. i think the hardest thing about being in yourfinal year of university while all of this was unfolding — i think there was a frustration because your early 20s are the time in your life where you can travel, go clubbing, go to new parts of the world, or meet new people. and these are the perfect years to have stories to tell moving forward, and to really develop your character. and i think a lot of young people felt incredibly deprived of that. it was the uncertainty. i think it was the uncertainty of not really knowing what was going on, and not being able to plan anything. for a lot of young people, when they finish university or finish school, travelling is such a big thing to look forward to. so, i had a bit of a nightmare injune. i...decided to go to lisbon. and i was out there, i remember i was sitting at this beautiful
cafe on a thursday morning, and my phone was blowing up with messages and notifications about how lisbon was apparently going to go onto the amber checklist — which would mean that i'd have to quarantine. so, i cancelled my hotel, cancelled my original flight, i booked myself a new flight. and, about two minutes after i had booked, a notification came through on my phone saying that it wasn't going to happen until tuesday. so, i needlessly cancelled my flights and everything, lost out on quite a lot of money. but i also lost two days in such a brilliant, vibrant city. so, i wasn't very happy. he laughs i think the lockdown in winter last year was, by far, the hardest and, you know, october to january time where there were definitely days where getting out of bed was an incredibly difficult thing to do. the final year at university was so restrictive, because every day, sort of, seemed to blur into one. it's a bit weird that i'm coming to a time in my life where i don't really know what i'm doing. i don't really know what direction i'm headed.
i'm surrounded by great people who i know are guiding me and helping me, but... yeah, just feeling a little bit lost. setting myself goals, such as running or with exercise, was pivotal. i signed up to the paris marathon, as it was something to look forward to. i think we all need something to look forward to after the last year. i'm really excited about doing the paris marathon. never been to paris before in my life. so, it's a whole new city to explore. hard work.
some of the landmarks that you go past are incredible. so, obviously the eiffel tower, go through notre dame, the opera house, past the louvre. there's so many things in paris i'm really looking forward to. i think one of the things is the architecture. i've heard that it's so beautiful and tells such a tale around every corner. i'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, as well. so, i thought going to the city of love in europe is my best bet to go to. if paris got cancelled, i would be really gutted. but i think i've always had an optimistic mind—set, and if it were to be cancelled, i'd run the marathon somewhere around here. and i'd just have to re—plan and just keep my hopes up. but it's the world that we're living in at the moment. and it's frustrating, but i'm determined to do it again. and, fingers crossed, we'll show you how freddie gets on in paris in around a month's time.
last week, we joined husband—and—wife team jason and tammie on their punishing zero—carbon adventure around wales. so far, we've seen them cross the country from north to south on foot, bike, and kayak, and make their way around half the welsh coastline in a special custom—made pedal boat. well, let'sjoin them now for the second half of their incredible journey. so, we're in aberystwyth, and so far, we've cycled to milford haven, and we've just done about 130 miles paddling moksha into where we are in aberystwyth. basically all uphill. every single segment, all uphill. that's great, i love that gear! gosh, we've seen some amazing projects, everyday people that we're meeting that are just doing their bit to live more sustainably and to combat climate change. so, we're now going
to pedal moksha across to bardsey island, which is about 36 miles. it's a nice evening for it, we'll probably pedal through the night. should be a nice, erm, relaxed, calm pedal. it should be. she gasps i'm pretty far out of my comfort zone right now. i didn't realise we were pedalling overnight. that was left out of the cliff notes. i didn't want to tell you until now. loud crunching it's making that sound again. kind of know now what a hamster on a wheel feels like, going and going, and going, and with the sound... i'm pretty tired, but i did get
a little bit of a nap. god. something hit me... like jet lag. toasty in there. i don't care, i'm so tired. i'll sleep anywhere right now. just for 10—15 minutes, tam. we're getting too old for the all—nighters. i don't think they were ever easy. god...sleeping in a skip. ah, there we go. just feels like you're... ..you're just biking through mud uphill. the llyn peninsula — that, i'm really looking forward to. just a gorgeous stretch of coastline, the weather will be beautiful, lots of little inlets and coves on the way up. seagulls cry it's really beautiful, and that's always the reward. it's just a total payoff.
the question then is... ..once we're in holyhead and we've done all the bits and pieces there, like, the stories that we needed to film there, whether or not we go clockwise... i'm going to throw up. oh, tam. don't look. 0h, shoot. i'm all right. god, i'd kill for a coke zero or a pepsi max right now. perfect tortilla, that. hand it over. in a sick bag. i'm really looking forward to meeting gem — she's a woman i've been communicating with now for a year. thank you so much for agreeing to see us. what exactly is it that you do? - we are basically a research organisation. i i we know not very much abouti seals on the north wales coast. so, the idea is to updatel our research, track them,
figure out what they like, what habitat they prefer, | where they have their pups. now, why is it important for us to know about these animals? i think they're a really, | really important part of - the ecosystem, but also, they have an incredibly high - intrinsic value on the - - north wales coast. - welsh people love seals, they want to protect them, l they want to save them. i could see two, just off here. oh, yeah. three, actually. _ one, two, three. | oh, i see. one, two, three. so, because it's high tide, they'll be doing a mixture| - probably of something called bottling, which is, they float - vertical, and they'rel essentially sleeping, but also foraging, as well, | _ on the bottom. they pup in autumn. - that coincides with| strong autumn storms, with climate change. so, are humans the main detriment to the survival and wellbeing of these seals? we're having more frequent storms. i - we're having an increased severity of storms, as well. i they can easily be swept off- - beaches in a storm surge
away from mum. you see them trying to get| - back to each other. - it's really, reallyl heartbreaking to see. we need to ignite that passion - for nature in our locall communities, to encourage them _ to save nature - and to have a passion for marine wildlife. . it looks like the tide has already turned. so, i think we have a bit of a fight on our hands to get around the corner here. i should'vejust left an hour earlier, and then we wouldn't have had this crunch. those last three miles are going to kick us in the ass.
only 15-and-a-half more miles... ..to complete this journey. wow. thank you for an amazing opportunity, and thank you for keeping me alive in desperate, desperate circumstances. thank you. it's been a really grand adventure. really hard, painful... she laughs all right, let me at it! we going to finish this trip, tammie? . i'm so close! come on. yeah, it's been an amazing... an amazing trip, and i'm really glad. i think the tide's coming up another ten minutes. yeah, maybe a little bit slacker, there we go. thank you. come on, tam. do my rocky run! they laugh we look kind of silly, cos it's probably not a big deal to most people, but it's huge. _ it is huge~ - circumnavigate the world
by human power. well done. well done. she giggles well done. ahh. amazing scenes. congratulations to jason and tammie. and i've got a feeling that's not the last time we'll hear about those two. right, that's it for this week. coming up next time... ..i'm in ireland, exploring from dublin to the south of the country in our all—electric travel show van, finding out how it's preparing to welcome back tourists after lockdown. he kisses loudly that was a real smacker! perfect. if you fancy following us on social media, we're in all the usual places. we've got loads of inspiration for the next time you're on the road. in the meantime, though, keep planning your next trip, and we'll see you very soon. goodbye.
hello. some of you won't have had to travel_ hello. some of you won't have had to travel to— hello. some of you won't have had to travel to find — hello. some of you won't have had to travel to find a bit of sunshine today— travel to find a bit of sunshine today and _ travel to find a bit of sunshine today and a bit of warmth as well. shipping _ today and a bit of warmth as well. shipping up quite nicely here on the coast _ shipping up quite nicely here on the coast of— shipping up quite nicely here on the coast of north—east england a short while _ coast of north—east england a short while age — coast of north—east england a short while ago. grey and gloomy for some even in _ while ago. grey and gloomy for some even in the _ while ago. grey and gloomy for some even in the cloudy condition, warm, and a _ even in the cloudy condition, warm, and a selection of towns and cities for you _ and a selection of towns and cities for you showjust how warm it is for the end _ for you showjust how warm it is for the end of— for you showjust how warm it is for the end of september bay should be between _ the end of september bay should be between 13 and 17, attempted well above _ between 13 and 17, attempted well above that, into the low 20s for a fair few. — above that, into the low 20s for a fairfew, but above that, into the low 20s for a fair few, but do not get too caught up fair few, but do not get too caught up with— fair few, but do not get too caught up with it — fair few, but do not get too caught up with it because autumn is waiting in the _ up with it because autumn is waiting in the wings. fast forward to the next _ in the wings. fast forward to the next week— in the wings. fast forward to the next week and substantially cooler, 10 degrees cooler in inverness. i will have — 10 degrees cooler in inverness. i
will have more details on that shortly. — will have more details on that shortly, but out there it is fairly mild _ shortly, but out there it is fairly mild weather cloud or the sunshine, some _ mild weather cloud or the sunshine, some outbreaks of rain over the next hour or— some outbreaks of rain over the next hour or two _ some outbreaks of rain over the next hour or two in — some outbreaks of rain over the next hour or two in shetland, light rain or drizzle — hour or two in shetland, light rain or drizzle across some other western areas _ or drizzle across some other western areas where — or drizzle across some other western areas where some cloud will sit on the hills— areas where some cloud will sit on the hills and remain a little bit gloomy. — the hills and remain a little bit gloomy, but the best of the century through— gloomy, but the best of the century through the afternoon, north wales, parts of— through the afternoon, north wales, parts of northern england, north midlands — parts of northern england, north midlands towards east anglia, around the south—east coast and the moray firth as— the south—east coast and the moray firth as well for the 21 the high here, _ firth as well for the 21 the high here, maybe 22 or 24 ins parts of south _ here, maybe 22 or 24 ins parts of south and — here, maybe 22 or 24 ins parts of south and england for the there's a few midfield duties southerly winds bringing _ few midfield duties southerly winds bringing warm air which will be with us tonight, — bringing warm air which will be with us tonight, so a muggy night, temperatures not dropping below mid—teens. clear spells around night and some _ mid—teens. clear spells around night and some more showers, some sharper ones outward _ and some more showers, some sharper ones outward the west and with the south _ ones outward the west and with the south coast as we start tomorrow morning, _ south coast as we start tomorrow morning, but there is the temperatures first thing in the mid—teens for the vast majority. southerty— mid—teens for the vast majority. southerly winds here ahead of this weather— southerly winds here ahead of this weather front, this weather front will divide — weather front, this weather front will divide summer and autumn. orton will divide summer and autumn. orton will follow— will divide summer and autumn. orton will follow one after a batch of heavy — will follow one after a batch of heavy rain which will take most of the day _ heavy rain which will take most of the day to — heavy rain which will take most of the day to get fully across northern iretand _ the day to get fully across northern ireland and into western scotland,
but some — ireland and into western scotland, but some of the rain wanted a rifle be heavy— but some of the rain wanted a rifle be heavy and gusty winds, too. east of scotland. — be heavy and gusty winds, too. east of scotland, england and wales, so i stated _ of scotland, england and wales, so i slated showers, not dry everywhere but for _ slated showers, not dry everywhere but for most dry with sunshine through— but for most dry with sunshine through today, 22 the high in the north— through today, 22 the high in the north of— through today, 22 the high in the north of scotland, perhaps 20 or 24 through— north of scotland, perhaps 20 or 24 through parts of eastern england. the weather front bringing this change — the weather front bringing this change of seasons will eventually cross _ change of seasons will eventually cross the — change of seasons will eventually cross the country as we go through sunday— cross the country as we go through sunday night into monday, some rain heavy— sunday night into monday, some rain heavy in _ sunday night into monday, some rain heavy in places, strong and gusty winds, _ heavy in places, strong and gusty winds, nothing to untoward, but a wet, _ winds, nothing to untoward, but a wet. windy— winds, nothing to untoward, but a wet, windy start, eastern england, east and _ wet, windy start, eastern england, east and central scotland before brightening up for sunny spells from monday— brightening up for sunny spells from monday afternoon, a scattering of showers _ monday afternoon, a scattering of showers across the west, but not the temperatures, 13 to 19 degrees, hard pushed _ temperatures, 13 to 19 degrees, hard pushed to— temperatures, 13 to 19 degrees, hard pushed to reach 20 on the chart and with low—pressure swinging around across _ with low—pressure swinging around across the — with low—pressure swinging around across the uk, longer spells of gusty— across the uk, longer spells of gusty rain _ across the uk, longer spells of gusty rain at times and temperatures will drop— gusty rain at times and temperatures will drop further, feeling much, much _ will drop further, feeling much, much cooler than the past week or two _ much cooler than the past week or two these — much cooler than the past week or two. these are the temperatures in the capitat— two. these are the temperatures in the capital cities to take us through— the capital cities to take us through the second half of the week, only around —
through the second half of the week, only around 13 to 60 or 70 degrees for the _ only around 13 to 60 or 70 degrees for the most part, much cooler than we have _ for the most part, much cooler than we have been used to and as the symbol— we have been used to and as the symbol suggest, changeable conditions with it. to use in.
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