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The point and the pleasure of travel

John McCarthy talks to three travellers - writer Sara Wheeler, explorer Benedict Allen and documentary maker Simon Reeve - and asks why they are driven to explore the world.

In the last Excess Baggage, John McCarthy talks to three inveterate travellers: Sara Wheeler, who has written on Africa and the Antarctic, explorer Benedict Allen who has travelled in Siberia and New Guinea and documentary maker Simon Reeve who has just returned from the Indian Ocean. He asks them why they are driven to explore the world and what is the point of travel.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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