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Sandi Toksvig discusses with author Ian Thomson and journalist Lindsay Johns whether Jamaica is a risky destination and artist Layla Curtis talks about her work in Sarawak.

Jamaica has a reputation as a dangerous place to visit for tourists but is it deserved? Sandi Toksvig talks to prize winning author Ian Thomson about whether poverty and violence are as prevalent as they are painted and if the beauty of the island is overlooked. She also asks journalist Lindsay Johns about the musical culture and whether, as an Anglo African, he feels a connection with Jamaica.

Sandi also talks to artist Layla Curtis about her project with the Penan people of Sarawak. She has been studying the way the hunter gatherers move about the jungle and, to do so, spent time living and travelling with them through the rainforests of Borneo. She gives Sandi a unique insight into their ancient lifestyle on Excess Baggage.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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Sat 17 Jul 2010 10:00


  • Sat 17 Jul 2010 10:00