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Yemen - The Sun

John McCarthy talks to Tim Mackintosh-Smith and Ginny Hill about the delights and dangers of Yemen and Richard Cohen about his travels in search of cults of the sun.

John McCarthy looks at travelling to Yemen. Ginny Hill of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith debate the delights and dangers of this ancient land; these days seen in the west as a source of terrorist activity but rich in Muslim and pre-Islamic culture.
John also meets Richard Cohen who has travelled the world researching cults of the sun - from primeval solstice rituals to modern solar farms.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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