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15 NOVEMBER 2008

CAMBODIAN DANCE

Cambodia is a country of great beauty with many rich and fascinating traditions, but also a country burdened with a legacy of decades of conflict which it is still casting off.

Denise Heywood lived there for three years and now leads tours to Cambodia as well as spending time exploring and visiting as an independent traveller. In her latest book Cambodian Dance, a Celebration of the Gods Denise examines the importance of dance in the culture and history of the country.

DR WHO
The ongoing enthusiasm for Dr Who, in many ways the ultimate traveller, has brought with it numerous spin offs, a whole new generation of fans and has spawned a vast industry of opinion, enthusiasm and merchandise, including many books.  John McCarthy is joined by Nick Griffiths who is the author of Who Goes There, a Dr Who travelogue and comedy writer and Dr Who fan, Nev Fountain to discuss what can be gained from travelling to fictional and television locations.


Presented by John McCarthy

Stone carving, Angkor – Cambodia (photographer: Soham Banerjee ©)


Photograph: Stone carving, Angkor – Cambodia (photographer: Soham Banerjee ©)

This week’s guests: 

Denise Heywood is a lecturer, journalist, author and photographer. She lived in Cambodia where she worked as a journalist for three years. Now based in London, Denise has lectured all over Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Europe. She is a lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and for the British Museum on their Asian Art Course, and has taught courses at the University of Cambridge. Denise has just published her latest book Cambodian Dance, a Celebration of the Gods.

Cambodian Dance, a Celebration of the Gods
Publisher: River Books, Thailand
ISBN-10: 9749863402
ISBN-13: 978-9749863404

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office's (FCO)
Travel Advice Notices aim to ensure that British travellers are well prepared before departure.

Nick Griffiths is a freelance writer and a Dr Who enthusiast, he first watched the TV series in the seventies as a young boy. He later became the Radio Times' unofficial Dr Who correspondent and interviewed many of the show's stars past and present. Nick’s latest book Who Goes There" is a sequel his Doctor Who memoir, Dalek I Loved You. After delving into the archives to find the many and varied locations visited by Dr Who, Nick travelled far and wide to visit them. He went to, amongst others, the Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, a quarry on the North Downs Way and to one of his favourites, the Bulls Bridge on the Grand Union Canal in Southall, London.

Who Goes There
Publisher: Legend Press
ISBN-10: 190655806X
ISBN-13: 978-1906558062

Locations Guide
“website devoted to the filming of the classic and new television series Doctor Who, and spin-offs such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.”

Nev Fountain is a comedy writer for BBC series Dead Ringers which regularly features comedy impressions of Dr Who. He is also a regular contributor to Private Eye

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John McCarthy John McCarthy is a widely travelled journalist and presenter with a particular interest in the Middle East.
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