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BEING LOST
04 September 2004
Presented by Sandi Toksvig

Benedict Allen - lost?


On this week's programme Sandi Toksvig talks to her guests about getting lost on their travels and we announce the winner of the Get Writing with Excess Baggage competition.

Guests:
Trevor Fishlock, travel journalist & foreign reporter
Trevor has reported from many countries as a foreign correspondent for The Times  and The Daily Telegraph and won the David Holden Award for foreign reporting and the International Reporter of the Year Prize. His books include India File , My Foreign Country  and Cobra Road . His latest book Conquerors of Time - Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring  (John Murray ISBN 0-7195-5528-0) tells the story of 18th and 19th century explorers, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Benedict Allen, author, explorer & TV presenter/filmmaker
Benedict is best known for his solo expeditions to remote corners of the globe. These journeys are depicted in his nine books and in numerous TV and radio programmes. He has also made five BBC television series.

Nick Maes, travel writer & Get Writing with Excess Baggage  judge
Nick has worked in various fields over the years - in theatre, fashion, radio and as a journalist. He has published two novels - Not Dark Yet  which is set in the Aeolian Islands and The Africa Bar, set in Zanzibar. Nick is currently working on two books, one inspired by his recent travels in the Himalayas and another based in New York.

Benedict Allen
Get Writing - read the winning entries!

Next week: New Zealand

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