Two cellists star in a new UK TV series that challenges artists to travel across Europe, surviving only on the money they make from busking.

Sky Arts' Art of Survival follows the 40-day adventure of cellists Li Lu and Janie Price, who were paired up with soprano Lindsay Crow and Swedish-born portrait painter Johan Andersson respectively.

The two teams were dropped off in Athens last summer with no cash or credit cards, and had to get back to the UK for a performance at the Edinburgh Festival. Whichever team made the most money on the way would be crowned the winners.

The six-episode series starts on Sky Arts this Thursday 21 July at 9pm.