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  • 60 mins
  • Documentary

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself" -- Jacques Cousteau

8 episodes

1x01 Calypso countdown: Rigging for the Amazon

  • Series Premiere

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A glimpse into the rich history of the American-made World War II minesweeper which was converted into a terry boat and later transformed by Jacques Cousteau into the Calypso

Captain Jacques Cousteau and his team of scientists brave the uncompromising heights and recesses of Amazonia to discover how plants, animals and men survive in this water-dominated ecosystem.

1x03 The enchanted river

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Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ratt team rejoin the Calypso after their descent from the Andes.

1x04 Shadows in the wilderness

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The Cousteau team explore the age-old methods and lore of the Amazon Indians.

1x05 River of gold

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During the Amazon expidition, Jean-Michel Cousteau and a team from the Calypso study the new mushroom towns of Brasil.

1x06 Legacy of a lost world

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Captain Cousteau and his team research into the impact of civilisation on the luxuriant vegetation and the muddy waters of Amazonia.

1x07 Blueprints for Amazonia

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In order to expose the alterations made by humans to Amazonia, the Calypso teams visit regions of the forest where modern technology has tried to tame the jungle.

1x08 Snowstorm in the jungle

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Captain Cousteau and his team tackle the issue of illigel drug trading in Amazonia.

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