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Johnny's Jaunts anybody?

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  • Message 1. Posted by stripeypete (U13762179) on Monday, 29th December 2008permalink

    Most people will remember Johnny Morris because of Zoo Time but Johnny recorded some brilliant travelogues called Johnny's Jaunts - hilarious and exotic from a time when the world was less travelled..

    I would love to hear these again. Does the BBC still have them? Does anybody have them?

    If you do, can they be made available to the rest of us. PLEASE.

    Stripey Pete

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  • Message 2. Posted by Ozone (U14279395) on Saturday, 2nd January 2010permalink

    In a clearout I recently discovered a tape of "Johnny's Jaunt in Mexico". It is complete & a 4-track reel to reel (high quality) mono recording. I dont have a working tape player to test it but I think it should have survived well.

    I've tried to contact the beeb to see if they are interested but haven't had any response. Any thoughts?

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  • Message 3. Posted by colin suter (U14302580) on Sunday, 17th January 2010permalink

    I have Volumes 1,2 and 3 of a cassette offering of Johnny's Jaunts, bought years ago from a company called CAM Audio Book Company. Not sure if they ever entered the CD market though. They contain Johnny Morris in: France, Germany, Sicily, Corsica, Finland, Yugoslavia, Japan, Maiaysia, Tahiti, New York, Mexico City and Argentina
    Hope that helps

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  • Message 4. Posted by Lisa-t (U14404177) on Tuesday, 30th March 2010permalink

    I have been trying for years to get copies of this for my father.
    We used to listen stories of his travels on the radio.

    If you still have access to tape recorders, could you sell me a copy?
    You can contact me off line on
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    Hopefully i'll hear from you
    Lisa

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  • Message 5. Posted by JJHamster (U14574007) on Tuesday, 3rd August 2010permalink

    Did you find a source? I have very found memories of these programs from when I was a kid. I recorded the French series on an early Philips cassette machine - 6 episodes if memory serves.
    The smelly car, Tubby Foster's black tongue - all classic stuff!
    This is exactly the type of program that BBC7 was made for.

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  • Message 6. Posted by Peter Mc Williams (U14580156) on Monday, 9th August 2010permalink

    I have been waiting for many years to know the title of these stories by Jonny Morris. I remember the travels in Japan story and Johnny and Tubby going to the volcanic islands of the north. It was hilarious.
    Anyone at the B.B.C. planning to re-release these wonderful stories?

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  • Message 7. Posted by stephen170 (U2540354) on Tuesday, 5th April 2011permalink

    I am fortunate to have recorded 26 of Johnny's Jaunts on reel to reel tape. The first ones I did were in 1971.

    I must listen to them again some time

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  • Message 8. Posted by stephen170 (U2540354) on Wednesday, 6th April 2011permalink

    Make that 24 I have the one from France three times.

    Am going to listen to some now.

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  • Message 9. Posted by jolyon (U14864690) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    Do you need help to convert them to MP3 files to allow others to hear them?

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