09/05/2009

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John McCarthy talks to BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner about visiting destinations from Sumatra to Socotra and how he has kept up his highly active travelling since gunshot injuries he suffered in Saudi Arabia put him in a wheelchair. A keen traveller since his schooldays, Frank bas been to many out-of-the-way parts of the world for both business and recreation.

John also meets actor and writer Michael Simkins, who had no experience of France other than the impressions he gleaned from films and its reputation among the British. When he spent a summer touring the country and sampling the French way of life, from wine tasting to haute cuisine and from naturism to haute couture, he had some of his worst - and best - suspicions confirmed.

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Sat 9 May 2009 10:00