Worlds Busiest Cities: Series 1
More than half of us now live in cities. Crowded, chaotic and bursting with life – these are places under pressure. In this series, Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of the greatest cities on earth.
Part 1: Hong Kong
This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world, so Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard. This former British colony, handed back to the Chinese in 1997, is a city driven by trade and commerce and Dan discovers how it is adapting to life in China’s embrace,
Part 2: Mexico City
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Mexico City, uncovering the hidden systems and armies of people that help run this sprawling megalopolis of over 22 million people. It is crowded, it is congested and this haphazard city sits in a major earthquake zone, but the people here have a strength of spirit that allows them to defy everything nature can throw at them.
Part 3: Moscow
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan are in Moscow revealing the hidden systems and armies of people that help run the biggest and busiest city in Europe. Capital of Russia, this is a city of 13 million people that likes to play by its own rules. It is also a place of contradictions – where the most efficient metro system in the world meets the worst traffic jams on the planet.
Part 4: Delhi
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running Delhi – one of the biggest and busiest cities on earth.