The show was both a commercial and a critical success. The first series episode "Hamlet" won two awards for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" (one for the animators and one for the designers and director) at the 1993 Emmys, and a Gold Award at the 1993 New York Festival. The second season episode "The Winter's Tale" also won the "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" at the 1996 Emmys. The episodes continue to be used in schools as teaching aids, especially when introducing children to Shakespeare for the first time.
Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the people and locales Bruce visited during the filming of Endless Summer (1966).
Josh ventures into Nepal to investigate the mythical paradise of Shangri-La. Shangri La is a utopian valley hidden somewhere in the Himalayas. Legend says it’s a paradise on Earth where people find immortality. Josh Gates climbs into the mountains of Nepal to investigate mysterious “sky caves” hundreds of feet above the ground that may provide clues to a real life Shangri La.
The Net (Series 1) was a TV series made by the BBC and shown in 1994. The focus of the programme was primarily the Internet explosion of the time, though it also dealt with other emerging technologies and series one had a computer games review section.