Discover where to find the world’s cheapest Michelin star meal in Singapore; why The Doors’ Jim Morrison is buried in Paris; and why New York City’s Lady Liberty no longer allows visitors in her torch
World Broadcast Premiere airs Sunday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel in Canada
(Toronto, ON – May 27, 2021) – During a time when everyone is longing to travel, Smithsonian Channel’s new original series, Searching for Secrets (6×60’), serves as a walking tour guide, transporting audiences onto the bustling streets of some of the world’s most iconic cities to explore their best kept secrets and expose their rich and illustrious history. From the eerie catacombs of Paris to the vibrant cultural hub of London’s West End; and from New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty to the graffiti-covered remains of the Berlin Wall, audiences will follow a cast of local guides, bloggers and historians as they unlock secret gems with a significance unknown to the naked eye. Searching for Secrets’ world broadcast premiere airs on Smithsonian Channel in Canada on Sunday, June 6th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Searching for Secrets episode rollout:
- Episode 1 – New York
June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In the series opener, find out why a devastating blizzard and Thomas Edison are responsible for an iconic New York characteristic, the steam that billows from the city’s manholes; and discover how some huge piles of rock are connected to New York’s grid system and its famous skyline.
- Episode 2 – London
June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In this episode, find out how an ordinary looking street lamp helped solve London’s sewage problem and led to the building of the famous London Underground; and discover the clock near Buckingham Palace hiding a secret message about the execution of a king.
- Episode 3 – San Francisco
June 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Step inside the apartment block once used by the CIA for a bizarre, top secret experiment connected to hippies and the legendary ‘Summer of Love’; and wander the Castro district and discover how an infamous assassination led to a change in the design of the iconic LGTBQ+ flag.
- Episode 4 – Berlin
June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Discover a hidden art deco grocery store that was once an iconic LGBTQ+ club of the roaring 20s and a secret Nazi hangout; and learn how Berlin’s most popular street food, Currywurst, was born in the ruins of the Second World War.
- Episode 5 – Paris
July 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In this episode, discover how the key to Paris’s revolutionary past is hidden in cobblestones and street design; and find out why you should skip the Eiffel tower and climb the ugliest skyscraper in Europe instead.
- Episode 6 – Singapore
July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In the final episode, discover where to get a Michelin star meal for less than three dollars and learn the amazing history of Hawker Food; and tour Singapore with “Toilet Man” to find out how beautiful gardens and obsessively clean toilets made the city rich.
Searching for Secrets is produced by Bigger Bang Communications and Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, for Smithsonian Channel. Executive Produced by Julie Chang and Michael Kot and Steve Gamester as Producer for Saloon Media; Iain Riddick, Ben Bowie, and Peter Oxley for Bigger Bang; and John Cavanagh for Smithsonian Channel. Overseeing the series for Smithsonian Channel Canada is Sam Linton, Head of Original Content for Blue Ant Media’s Canadian channels. Searching for Secrets is distributed internationally by Blue Ant International.
Smithsonian Channel Canada, a Blue Ant Media network, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. Program genres, drawn from the world’s leading cultural institution, include air and space, science and nature, pop culture and history. Smithsonian Channel travels beyond the ordinary to reveal a vast scope of exciting stories and experiences that fuel the curiosity in all of us. smithsonianchannel.ca. Follow us on: Facebook.