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During the three years it took to make The Road to Riches, the production team visited 16 countries in four continents. They shot 413 rolls of videotape and travelled 205,000 miles to and from the various locations; that’s the equivalent of 8 times around the world!

In the line of duty

Presenter Peter Jay also had some scary moments. In programme five he went to the high voltage laboratories of the National Grid Company in Leatherhead, to experience the power of electricity first hand. Although he was perfectly safe encased in a special metallised suit, he was understandably nervous.

CLICK HERE to watch presenter Peter Jay touch 400,000 volts

Everyone knows working with animals doesn’t always go according to plan. Peter needed a lot of patience while filming a sequence with some chimpanzees for programme one.

CLICK HERE to watch Peter Jay talk to the animals

But it wasn’t all hard work. The team found time to relax in China when they all went to a disco. Even Peter made it up onto the dance floor.

CLICK HERE for a glimpse of Peter Jay dancing the night away

UK
UK
Peter Jay enjoys the Ferris Wheel at Blackpool pier
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TURKEY
Turkey
Peter Jay commandeers local transport for the crew
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JORDAN
Jordan
A cameraman gets steady rising shot, and saves his knees
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IRAQ
Iraq
Tracking shot at Ur, one of the world’s first cities
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TANZANIA
Tanzania
Cameraman Tony Poole seeks second opinion in Shinyanga
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CHINA
China
Cameraman Yang Shu hitches a ride on a rickshaw in Wenzhou
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YAP - MICRONESIA
Yap
Peter Jay considers weighty matters - the stone money of Yap
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