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Asix-part series in which travel journalists visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 1: Alex Frater heads for Goa. Repeated from Tuesday

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Unknown: Alex Frater

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A six-part series in which travel journalists visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 2: Naxos. Ros Belford of the Rough Guides returns to the Greek island in early spring, when it appears to be deserted. The truth is that the islanders are so exhausted by the season, when they have two and sometimes three jobs, that they spend their winters in hibernation recovering behind closed doors. Producer Miriam Akhtar. Rptd Sun 5.00pm

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Producer: Miriam Akhtar.

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2: Naxos. Ros Belford of the Rough Guides returns to the Greek island. Repeated from Tuesday

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A six-part series in which travel journalists visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 3: Shetland. Britain's last outpost. the Shetland islands, were the "out of season" destination of Joe Little Tibbetts, who made the journey from Lerwick to Muckle Flugga - together with a lost albatross. Producer Sara Jane Hall. Rptd Sun 5.00pm

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Unknown: Joe Little

Unknown: Muckle Flugga

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

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Travel journalists visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. Repeated from Tuesday

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A six-part series in which travel writers visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 4: The French Riviera.It can be wildly expensive, suffocatingly hot, and just a little too crowded during the summer months, but off season the French Riviera has an allure that is hard to resist. Arriving just in time for carnival, Laurence Phillips prepares to pound some of the world's most famous promenades. Producers Sue Foster and Rachel Hawthorne Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm

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Unknown: Laurence Phillips

Unknown: Rachel Hawthorne

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Favourite off-season holiday spots. 4: The French Riviera Repeated from Tuesday

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Unknown: French Riviera

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A six-part series in which travel writers visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 5: Madrid. It's not just that Calle Eschegary is said to have more bars than the whoie of Norway that keeps veteran travel writer Perrott Phillips returning to Madrid in winter. The "velasquez" winds open up a whole new range of attractions - from the eating of roast sucking pig, to the wearing of dramatic "sesena" capes. Producer Sara Jane Hall. Rptd Sun 5.00pm

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Unknown: Calle Eschegary

Unknown: Perrott Phillips

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

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Favourite off-season holiday spots. Repeated from Tuesday

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Last of the series in which travel writers visit favourite off-season destinations. Alaska. Travel writer Alistair Scott experiences some northern exposure when he returns to the frozen wastes of Alaska. With temperatures down to minus 45 degrees centigrade, he discovers what the Alaskans do to get through the cold, hard winters. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm

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Unknown: Alistair Scott

Producer: Miriam Akhtar

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Last of the series in which travel writers visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. Alaska

Travel writer Alistair Scott experiences some northern exposure when he returns to the frozen wastes of Alaska. Repeated from Tuesday

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Unknown: Alistair Scott

Programme Catalogue - Details: Episode 3, Shetland19960227

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: FRENCH RIVIERA

Previous in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

27 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monsoon19960213

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monsoon19960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-13

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Naxos19960220

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE SLU DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: EPISODE 3, SHETLAND

Previous in series: MONSOON

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Subject Categories

naxos (greece)

travel programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ros Belford

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Naxos19960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-20

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE SLU DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: EPISODE 3, SHETLAND

Previous in series: MONSOON

Description

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Subject Categories

naxos (greece)

travel programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ros Belford

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

01Monsoon1996021319960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-13

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

02Naxos1996022019960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-20

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE SLU DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: EPISODE 3, SHETLAND

Previous in series: MONSOON

Description

*

Subject Categories

naxos (greece)

travel programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ros Belford

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

03Shetland19960227

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: FRENCH RIVIERA

Previous in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

27 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-20.

A01Garda And Maggiore1998022119980226

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists.

1: Lisa St Aubin de Teran explores the Italian lakes Garda and Maggiore in November.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A02Sahara Desert1998022819980305

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 2: Michael Haag treks across the Sahara Desert in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A03Portstewart In February1998030719980312

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 3: `Portstewart in February'. Cal McCrystal first visited the north Antrim seaside town of Portstewart as a child. A place of ice creams, rockpools and fortune tellers huddled in beach huts, Portstewart's sunshine was the only thing ever to bring tears to his eyes. But forty years later, only dedicated dog walkers and lads with trotting horses brave the biting winter winds, and any tears would soon be frozen.

A04Jamaica In The Rainy Months1998031419980319

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists.

4: `Jamaica in the Rainy Months'.

Polly Thomas enjoys National Heroes Band Holiday in October - sound systems, fried fish, rum and all.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A05Paris1998032119980326

Six travel journalists visits holiday locations in the off season.

5: Paris.

Simon Calder visits the French capital in August - when the best restaurants are closed and the Parisians have gone south, to be replaced by hordes of tourists.

The `Aoutiens' - locals who choose to stay in the city over the quietest month - revel in the relaxed atmosphere.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season.

5: `Paris'.

Simon Calder visits the French capital in August - when the best restaurants are closed and the Parisians have gone south, replaced by hordes of tourists.

A06 LASTHokkaido In Winter1998032819980402

Concluding the series in which six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season. 6: `Hokkaido in Winter'. More akin to Siberia than the rest of the Japanese archipelago, Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan's islands. Simon Richmond goes in search of the ancient Ainu culture at a time when the snow is falling, the spas are steaming, and the iceflows drift in across the sea of Okhotsk. / Concluding the series in which six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season. 6: `Hokkaido in Winter'. More akin to Siberia than the rest of the Japanese archipelago, Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan's islands. Simon Richmond goes in search of the ancient Ainu culture at a time when the snow is falling, the spas are steaming, and the iceflows drift in across the sea of Okhotsk. and rain and the departure of the tourist.