Date: 2012 February 13 15:59
Posted by Joe
UK Readers who missed it on Sunday 12th February on BBC 2, will be keen to catch The Last Explorers - Thomas Blake Glover.
"Neil Oliver follows in the footsteps of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags - ideas that shaped the modern world we know today.
In the last of the series, Neil travels to Japan to uncover the extraordinary story of Thomas Blake Glover. Blending adventure with commerce, Glover was a rogue trader who helped rebel samurai clans overthrow the shogun and lay the foundations for one of the most aggressive and powerful economies in the world."
The episode is filmed on location on Japan and features in interviews with Japanese historians.