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Adventure; Fat Man on a Bicycle


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Fat Man on a Bicycle
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

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Tom Vernon, a British broadcaster nicknamed "Fat Man on a Bicycle" begins a whimsical 1,560 mile journey across Norway, Finland and Sweden. Vernon travels from the Norwegian Fjords to a town called Hell, encountering a ritual child wedding. Pt I-To Hell, Pt II-The Child, The Flower, and the Forest, Pt III-High Summer, Pt IV- Suomi



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Chicago: “Adventure; Fat Man on a Bicycle,” 01/05/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F87D03094574222A5339DDBFD31CD3A.
MLA: “Adventure; Fat Man on a Bicycle.” 01/05/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F87D03094574222A5339DDBFD31CD3A>.
APA: Adventure; Fat Man on a Bicycle. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F87D03094574222A5339DDBFD31CD3A
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