Clive Myrie’s Caribbean Adventure Coming To BBC Two

From the vibrant streets of Cuba to the nightlife of Jamaica, the lush landscapes of the Dominican Republic and the beach paradise of Barbados, Clive will explore it all

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"I can’t wait to share my journey and the beauty of the Caribbean – a place I’m proud to call my ancestral home. It’s been such an amazing experience exploring this lush part of the world and I’ve loved discovering more about the communities and traditions behind each place." — Clive Myrie

Clive Myrie will be making a triumphant return to early peak BBC Two in 2024 with the second series of his travel odyssey, this time from the heart of the Caribbean islands. In Clive Myrie’s Caribbean Adventure, Clive will be exploring his personal connection with this beautiful part of the world.

In this 15x30 series, Clive will take viewers on a deep journey across four islands, unearthing his family roots and forging personal connections with each unique location. From the vibrant streets of Cuba to the nightlife of Jamaica, the lush landscapes of the Dominican Republic and the beach paradise of Barbados, Clive will explore it all. He will indulge his love of vintage cars in Cuba, experience how Jamaican music has changed the world, plunge into Carnival in Dominican Republic and experience the future of rum in Barbados.

Both of Clive’s parents came to the UK from Jamaica in the early 1960s but he’s only visited on a handful of occasions. He’ll travel in his mum and dad’s footsteps, track down family members he’s never met and spend time with his sister Judith, who recently moved back to Jamaica from the UK.

Clive will also explore his connection to Cuba. He knows one of his granddads spent time there, but beyond that is a bit of family mystery. While Clive’s there he’ll also learn about the indigenous Taino people – some of the first inhabitants of much of the Caribbean.

Meanwhile, in the Dominican Republic, where the Afro-Caribbean story begins, Clive will get a birds eye view of the oldest city in the Americas, dive into Dominican Santeria – a heady blend of African and European religious belief - and get hands on in a banana farm.

Finally, in Barbados, Clive will delve into the paradox of this popular tourist destination – the vivid signs of British culture all around, and Barbados’s recent drift away from British influence and the Commonwealth. He’ll join a cliff top retreat with second generation Brits who’ve reversed their parents’ journey and returned to live in the Caribbean, and he’ll be swimming with race-horses.

BBC Commissioning Editor Muslim Alim commented: “Clive’s first travelogue was a BBC Daytime smash hit so I am very excited about this second season. It is a personal adventure for Clive too, diving into his links with the Islands and their historical significance.

“I know that Clive will once again bring his amazing personality, endless curiosity about the world and talent for connecting with people, and I hope that audiences will enjoy the second series as much as his Italian trip.”

Emma Parkins, Executive Producer from AlleyCats TV said: “It is absolute pleasure to be working with Clive again, this time searching for the best stories in the Caribbean. The beautiful locations, intriguing stories and fantastic people Clive meets bring out his wonderful enthusiasm for new people and places. BBC audiences are in for a sun-soaked treat!”

Clive Myrie said: “I can’t wait to share my journey and the beauty of the Caribbean – a place I’m proud to call my ancestral home. It’s been such an amazing experience exploring this lush part of the world and I’ve loved discovering more about the communities and traditions behind each place. I hope viewers enjoy the incredible landscapes and people who make-up this slice of paradise.”

Clive Myrie’s Caribbean Adventure (15 x 30 ) is commissioned for BBC Two by Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, Rob Unsworth, the Commissioning Editor is Muslim Alim, The programme is made by Alleycats TV with support by Northern Ireland Screen. The Series Director is Des Henderson, Series Producers are Jane McGowan and Denis Minihan, and Executive Producers Emma Parkins and Ed Stobart.

Source BBC TWO

March 18, 2024 5:00am ET by Newsdesk  

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