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20170516 (BBC7)Laurie Lee reveals his first taste of life beyond Slad to Annette Kobak.
19910106A new six-part series in which Annette Kobak invites some seasoned nomads to reflect on their travels.

1: Dervla Murphy in Cameroon.

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Producer: Kate McAii

19910113Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 2: Redmond O'Hanlon and the Amazon.

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon

Producer: Kate McAii

19910120Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 3: Martha Gellhorn and the Caribbean.

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Martha Gellhorn

Producer: Kate McAii

19910127Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 4: Bill Bryson and the USA. Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Bill Bryson

Producer: Kate McAii

19910203Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 5: Fiona Pitt-Kethley and Italy

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Producer: Kate McAii

19910210Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a journey. 6: Norman Lewis and Indo-China.

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Norman Lewis

Producer: Kate McAii

19910423Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey.

1: Martha Gellhorn and the Caribbean

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Martha Gellhorn

Producer: Kate McAii

19910430Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 2: Bill Bryson and the USA Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Bill Bryson

Producer: Kate McAii

19910507Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 3: Dervla Murphy and Cameroon

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Producer: Kate McAii

19910514The final programme in which Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey.

Norman Lewis and Indo-China

Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Norman Lewis

Producer: Kate McAii

19920104I Annette Kobak

NEW invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

1: Novelist Caryl Phillips recalls his search for the 'European tribe' on a journey which starts with Europe's closest neighbour, Morocco, and ends with her farthest flung capital, Moscow. Producer Kate McAII

1: Novelist Caryl Phillips recalls his search for the European tribe on a journey which starts with Europe's closest neighbour, Morocco, and ends with her farthest flung capital, Moscow. Producer Kate McAII

19920111Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

2: Tim Severin recreates the voyage of St Brendan from Ireland to the Promised Land. Producer Kate McAll

19920118Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

3: Ella Maillart recalls the journey she made in 1935 with Peter Fleming , brother of the creator of James Bond , when they travelled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Peking to Kashmir. Producer Kate McAII

19920125Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

4: On a wet December day in 1933, 18-year-old

Patrick Leigh Fermor set off 'like a tramp, pilgrim or wandering scholar' to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Producer Kate McAII

Patrick Leigh Fermor set off like a tramp, pilgrim or wandering scholar to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Producer Kate McAII

19920201Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

5: Bicycle enthusiast and grandmother

Bettina Selby recalls her 4,500-mile cycle ride along the Nile valley, from the pyramids of Egypt to the Mountains of the Moon.

Producer Kate McAll

19920208Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

6: Colin Thubron faces up to his fears as he drives round pre-glasnost Russia. Producer Kate McAII

19920630Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

1: Eric and Wanda Newby come face to face with life, death and dysentery as they float down the Ganges. Reader Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19920707Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

2: Nigel Barley, equipped with anthropologist's essential kit of hot-water bottle and tennis racquet, encounters the 'hugging' culture of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII Stereo

2: Nigel Barley, equipped with anthropologist's essential kit of hot-water bottle and tennis racquet, encounters the hugging culture of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII Stereo

19920714Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

3: Sir Laurens van der Post confronts the memory of a tragic expedition to Malawi over 40 years ago. Reader Hugh Dickson. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19920721Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

4: Sylvia Kennedy , undaunted by the threat of cholera and war in the Gulf, takes her three small sons to Morocco. Reader Elizabeth Bell. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19920728Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

5: Swiss photographer and travel writer

Nicholas Bouvier remembers the playfulness, frugality and silence of Japan.

Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

19920804In the last programme of the series Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at StMalo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to 'le travel writing', and why British travel writers are being feted as saviours of French literature. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

'In the last programme of the series Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at StMalo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to 'le travel writing', and why British travel writers are being feted as saviours of French literature. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo'

In the last programme of the series Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at StMalo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to le travel writing, and why British travel writers are being feted as saviours of French literature. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19920831Annette Kobak invites four travellers to reflect on a journey.

1: Nigel Barley encounters the 'hugging' culture of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Reader Sean Barrett.

Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

1: Nigel Barley encounters the hugging culture of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Reader Sean Barrett.

19920907Annette Kobak invites four travellers to reflect on a journey.

2: Sir Laurens van der Post confronts the memory of a tragic expedition to

Malawi over 40 years ago. Reader Hugh Dickson. Producer Kate McAII Stereo

19920914Annette Kobak invites four travellers to reflect on a journey.

3: Swiss photographer and travel writer

Nicholas Bouvier remembers Japan. Reader Sean Barrett.

Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

19920921In the last programme of the series, Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at St Malo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to 'le travel writing'. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

'In the last programme of the series, Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at St Malo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to 'le travel writing'. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo'

In the last programme of the series, Annette Kobak visits the New International Festival of Travel Writing at St Malo to find out why the French have suddenly taken to le travel writing. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

19930102Six travellers reflect on a journey, with Annette Kobak. 1: Peter Matthiessen relives a long trek in the land of the yeti, from

Kathmandu to the Crystal Mountain high in the Himalayas, and his search for the snow leopard. Reader Robert Jezek.

Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19930109Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

2: Dea Birkett goes to

West Africa and ends up as crew on a cargo boat. Reader Sally Cookson. producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19930116Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

3: Paul Theroux finds the coast of England a very foreign country. Reader Michael Fitzpatrick.

Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19930123Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

4: Poet Kathleen Jamie tells what it's like to be a Scot in purdah in Pakistan. Reader Juliet Prew. Producer Kate McAll

19930130Annette Kobak talks to six travellers.

5: One of the Netherlands' leading writers,

Cees Nooteboom , takes listeners to the Dutch mountains. Reader David Goodland. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

19930206Last of the series presented by Annette Kobak.

6: Bruce Chatwin -

demon researcher' or mythomane? Did this gifted travel writer weave his best myth about himself? Friends and travelling companions talk about the man behind the legend-in-the-making. Producer Kate McAII

Stereo

demon researcher or mythomane? Did this gifted travel writer weave his best myth about himself? Friends and travelling companions talk about the man behind the legend-in-the-making. Producer Kate McAII

19930802Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on ajourney.

1: Peter Matthiessen relives a long trek in the land of the legendary yeti, from Kathmandu to the remote Crystal Mountain high in the Himalayas, and his search for that elusive and beautiful creature -the snow leopard. Reader Robert Jezek. Producer Kate McAII

19930809Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

2: Dea Birkett goes to West Africa looking for a 19trhcentuiy lady traveller, and ends up as crew on a cargo boat. Reader Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAII

19930816Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.

3: Paul Theroux finds the coast of England a very foreign country. Reader Michael Fitzpatrick. Producer Kate McAll

199308304: Annette Kobak listens as poet Kathleen Jamie recalls being a Scot in purdah in Pakistan. Read by Juliet Prew. Producer Kate McAll
19930906with Annette Kobak.

5: Netherlands writer Cees Nooteboom goes on a journey to the Dutch mountains. Reader David Goodiand. Producer Kate McAll

19930913Annette Kobak presents the last programme of the series.

Bruce Chatwin - Demon Researcher or Mythomane? Did this gifted writer weave the best myth about himself? Producer Kate McAll

19940302I 'In Bombay, as a boy, I used to

- I spread the map of London on my pillow and stare till my eyes shut....' Firdaus Kanga 's childhood dreams of travel seemed set to stay that way. He spent most of his first 19 years in bed, brittle bones and the lack of a wheelchair preventing any escape to the wider world. In the first of the new series he tells Annette Kobak how he eventually made a journey round Britain, and earned the nickname 'Heaven on Wheels'.

With readings by Sam Dastor. Producer Kate McAII

I In Bombay, as a boy, I used to

- I spread the map of London on my pillow and stare till my eyes shut.... Firdaus Kanga 's childhood dreams of travel seemed set to stay that way. He spent most of his first 19 years in bed, brittle bones and the lack of a wheelchair preventing any escape to the wider world. In the first of the new series he tells Annette Kobak how he eventually made a journey round Britain, and earned the nickname Heaven on Wheels.

19940309'It was because I was afraid that I had decided to attempt a crossing of the great Sahara desert, from west to east, by myself and by camel.'

After a rudimentary introduction to the camel, courtesy of London Zoo, Geoffrey Moorhouse set off on an ambitious solo trek across the Sahara. He tells

Annette Kobak of his struggle with exhaustion, lice, near-starvation and loneliness and what happened when he stopped running away from fear and began to walk towards it. With readings by Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAll

It was because I was afraid that I had decided to attempt a crossing of the great Sahara desert, from west to east, by myself and by camel.

19940316Pico Iyer has a passion for lonely, misfit places - so a country with no trees, a medieval language, a ban on dogs in the capital and a single mother for President seemed the perfect destination. He tells Annette Kobak of his romantic encounter with Iceland, the land of the midnight sun. Producer Kate McAII

'Pico Iyer has a passion for lonely, misfit places - so a country with no trees, a medieval language, a ban on dogs in the capital and a single mother for President seemed the perfect destination. He tells Annette Kobak of his romantic encounter with Iceland, the land of the midnight sun. Producer Kate McAII'

19940323Not everyone would take an inflatable canoe on a trip to China, but for Christina Dodwell it was an essential part of her luggage. In today's programme, this unorthodox traveller tells Annette Kobak of her adventures in a land where individuality is often regarded as suspect. With readings by Elizabeth Bell. Producer Kate McAII

'Not everyone would take an inflatable canoe on a trip to China, but for Christina Dodwell it was an essential part of her luggage. In today's programme, this unorthodox traveller tells Annette Kobak of her adventures in a land where individuality is often regarded as suspect. With readings by Elizabeth Bell. Producer Kate McAII'

19940330Journalist Linda Christmas tells Annette Kobak about her travels in Australia, a land of enormous diversity. Producer Kate McAII

'Journalist Linda Christmas tells Annette Kobak about her travels in Australia, a land of enormous diversity. Producer Kate McAII'

19940406If you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown...' Annette Kobak presents the last of the series. Producer Kate McAII

If you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown ...' Annette Kobak presents the last of the series. Producer Kate McAII

If you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown ... Annette Kobak presents the last of the series. Producer Kate McAII

'If you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown...' Annette Kobak presents the last of the series. Producer Kate McAII'

19950301Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

1: At the age of 19, Laurie Lee left his Gloucestershire village to seek his fortune in the big world. Equipped with only a violin and notebook, he walked across Spain, falling in love with the land and its people. But as 1936 dawned, he found himself caught in a country in the grip of a bitter civil war. So began a journey into the darker side of Spain.

Producer Kate McAII

19950308Six travellers reflect on ajourney in conversation with Annette Kobak.

2: Georgie Anne Geyer retraces the journey she made two years ago along the ancient Silk Road as it passes through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, exploring countries which officially did not exist. Along the way, she interviews the political leaders of these burgeoning new republics. Producer Kate McAII

19950315Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

3: Wilfred Thesiger is one of the last great British explorers. He describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, as one of the very few places left where he 'could satisfy an urge to go where others had not been.' Producer Kate McAII

3: Wilfred Thesiger is one of the last great British explorers. He describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, as one of the very few places left where he could satisfy an urge to go where others had not been. Producer Kate McAII

19950322Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

4: An impending mid-life crisis provoked Jack Hitt to take a 500-mile walk along the pilgrim's road to

Santiago de Compostela. Equipped with a stateof-the-art backpack, he set off in the direction of Finisterre. Producer Kate McAll

19950329Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

5: American writer Paul Bowles , who has lived in Tangier since the 1940s, remembers a key journey around

North Africa which inspired his novel The Sheltering Sky. Producer Kate McAII

19950405In the last of the series, Nasa astronauts Susan Helms and Kathy Thomton talk to Annette Kobak about the ultimate travel experience. Producer Kate McAII

'In the last of the series, Nasa astronauts Susan Helms and Kathy Thomton talk to Annette Kobak about the ultimate travel experience. Producer Kate McAII'

19951006Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

5: Paul Bowles remembers a key journey around North Africa. Producer Kate McAll Rpt

19951013In the last of the series, Susan Helms and Kathy Thomton talk to Annette Kobak about the ultimate travel experience - the journey into space. Producer Kate McAII Rpt

'In the last of the series, Susan Helms and Kathy Thomton talk to Annette Kobak about the ultimate travel experience - the journey into space. Producer Kate McAII Rpt'

1997010220170516/17 (BBC7)Five travellers reflect on a journey, in conversation with Annette Kobak.

1: Laurie Lee

Producer Kate McAII Repeat

Laurie Lee reveals his first taste of life beyond Slad to Annette Kobak.

19970109Five travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

2: Foreign correspondent Georgie Ann Geyer retraces the journey she made in 1992 along the ancient silk road as it passes through Kazakhstan,

Krygyzstan and Uzbekistan exploring countries which officially didn't exist. Along the way she interviews nascent political leaders.

Producer Kate McAII Repeat

19970116Five travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

3: Wilfred Thesiger is one of the last great eccentric British explorers, renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth. He describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, a vast desert where he 'could satisfy an urge to go where others had not been...' Producer Kate McAll Repeat

3: Wilfred Thesiger is one of the last great eccentric British explorers, renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth. He describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, a vast desert where he 'could satisfy an urge to go where others had not been ...' Producer Kate McAll Repeat

3: Wilfred Thesiger is one of the last great eccentric British explorers, renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth. He describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, a vast desert where he could satisfy an urge to go where others had not been ... Producer Kate McAll Repeat

19970123Travellers in conversation with Annette Kobak.

4: Impending midlife crisis provoked Jack Hitt to take a 500-mile walk. Producer Kate McAII Repeat

19970130Five travellers reflect on a journey, in conversation with Annette Kobak.

5: American writer Paul Bowles , who has lived in Tangier since the 1940s, remembers a key journey around North Africa which inspired his novel The Sheltering Sky Producer Kate McAII Repeat

Programme Catalogue - Details: Georgie Anne Geyer (short)19950915First broadcast on 1995-03-08

Producer: Kate Mcall

Next in series: WILFRED THESIGER

Previous in series: Laurie Lee

Description

Foreign correspondent Georgie Ann GEYER retraces the journey she made 2 years

Subject Categories

travel programmes (genre)

trade

voyages (travel)

Broadcast history

08 Mar 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

15 Sep 1995 20:50-21:15 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Georgie Geyer

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-06.

Six travellers reflect on ajourney in conversation with Annette Kobak.

2: Georgie Anne Geyer retraces a journey she made two years ago along the ancient Silk Road. Producer Kate McAll Rpt

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jack Hitt19950929First broadcast on 1995-03-22

Producer: Kate Mcall

Next in series: PAUL BOWLES

Previous in series: WILFRED THESIGER

Description

6 travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette KOBAK. 4: An

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

pilgrimages to santiago de compostela

Broadcast history

22 Mar 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

29 Sep 1995 20:50-21:15 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Jack Hitt (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-02-27.

Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

4: Jack Hitt took a 500-mile walk along the pilgrim's road to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Producer Kate McAII Rpt

Programme Catalogue - Details: Laurie Lee19950908First broadcast on 1995-03-01

Producer: Kate Mcall

Notes: RELEASED BY SLU(E) 01/03/01

Next in series: GEORGIE ANNE GEYER (SHORT)

Previous in series: THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Broadcast history

01 Mar 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

08 Sep 1995 20:50-21:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-02-03.

Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

1: Laurie Lee recalls travelling across Spain on the eve of the civil war. Producer Kate McAII Rpt

Programme Catalogue - Details: Wilfred Thesiger19950922First broadcast on 1995-03-15

Producer: Kate Mcall

Next in series: JACK HITT

Previous in series: GEORGIE ANNE GEYER (SHORT)

Description

6 travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette KOBAK. 3:

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

15 Mar 1995 19:20-19:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Sep 1995 20:50-21:15 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wilfred Thesiger (Author)

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Tim Pigott-smith (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-02-17.

Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.

3: Wilfred Thesiger describes his journey across the Empty Quarter of Arabia. Producer Kate MeAll Rpt