OU on the BBC: China on Four Wheels
Take an epic journey with the new series from BBC Two & The Open University, China on Four Wheels. It's a sometimes surprising trip through a fascinating country.
After their trip through India on Four Wheels, Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani embark on a new journey - this time, through the only country more populous.
Like India, China’s economic boom is symbolised by a massive and expanding car industry – already the largest in the world by a long way.
Yet the images of supercars, skyscrapers and billionaires conceal a complicated country riven with social and political problems, many of whose people still live in conditions yet to see the benefits of China's economic boom, and with traditions and customs which might seem unusual.
As before, our two travellers will be taking different routes through the nation.
The cars may feel familiar but this culture is anything but. Justin and Anita are in for a great journey - and you can join them.
China on Four Wheels will be broadcast on BBC Two & BBC HD on September 9th 2012 at 8.00pm. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, please visit bbc.co.uk.