I have just watched one of the best TV series, albeit on DVD, that I have seen for sometime and I can thoroughly recommend it. Its called 'the Long War Round' and is a documentary of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Goorman's journey from London to New York via Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, Alaska, Canada and finally USA. 22,000 miles on two BMW motor bikes.
No doubt this will be on terestial TV soon in 8 episodes but I suggest you get the DVD and watch it over 2 evenings, it really is fantastic! I only wish I could do something like that.