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John Mccarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.

Jamaica has a reputation as a dangerous place to visit for tourists but is it deserved? Sandi Toksvig talks to prize winning author Ian Thomson about whether poverty and violence are as prevalent as they are painted and if the beauty of the island is overlooked.

She also asks journalist Lindsay Johns about the musical culture and whether, as an Anglo African, he feels a connection with Jamaica.

Sandi also talks to artist Layla Curtis about her project with the Penan people of Sarawak.

She has been studying the way the hunter gatherers move about the jungle and, to do so, spent time living and travelling with them through the rainforests of Borneo.

She gives Sandi a unique insight into their ancient lifestyle on Excess Baggage.

Producer: Harry Parker.

Sandi Toksvig looks at tourism in Jamaica and an interesting art project in Sarawak.

Since 1634 the residents of the tiny village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian alps have performed a Passion Play.

It takes place from May to October every ten years and attracts half a million visitors.

It is no small production, it lasts for five hours with over two thousand villagers acting, singing as well as playing in the orchestra and stage managing.

The impact on the village is enormous as it has to accomodate the tourists who come from all over the world.

John Mccarthy travels to Oberammergau to look behind the scenes of one of Germany's biggest tourist attractions and find out from the locals how they cope with running businesses and catering for the guests as well as performing in the play.

John Mccarthy visits Oberammergau in Bavaria to witness the once-a-decade Passion Play.

John Mccarthy visits Oberammergau in Bavaria to witness the once-a-decade Passion Play.

Travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation with John McCarthy.

Travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation with Sandi Toksvig.

Travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation with John Mccarthy.