Discursive Excursions

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19930407]

Three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and their reactions to extreme conditions. "Ten thousand miles from home, in 60-foot seas, no sleep for three days, all you've got to look forward to is the next tin of ravioli - then you're capsized by a freak wave which does £5,000- worth of damage to the boat." Bill Howell , Josh Hall and Robin Knox-Johnston relive these and other delights of single-handed ocean voyages. Producer Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930407]

Unknown: Bill Howell

Unknown: Josh Hall

Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

Three programmes in which travellers recall their exploits and reactions to extreme conditions.

2: Veterans of travel in the Sahara and Arabian deserts dwell on the physical discomforts, mental anguish - and the occasional high points of their journeys... Producer Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Last of three programmes in which travellers recall their reactions to extreme conditions. "Great God, this is an awful place," wrote Captain Scott about the Antarctic. What are the difficulties - both mental and physical - which travellers face at the limits of the Earth? With Sir Vivian Fuchs , Sir Alexander Glen , Chris Furse , Robert Swan and Charles Burton. Producers Miranda Mclntyre and Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Unknown: Vivian Fuchs

Unknown: Alexander Glen

Unknown: Chris Furse

Unknown: Robert Swan

Unknown: Charles Burton.

Producers: Miranda McLntyre

Producers: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]

The first of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits. Benedict Allen ,

Andrew Mitchell and Roger Chapman relive the delights of travel in tropical rainforests. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]

Unknown: Benedict Allen

Unknown: Andrew Mitchell

Unknown: Roger Chapman

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970113]

High altitude mountaineers Doug Scott , Stephen Venables , Reinhold Messner and Charles Clarke describe life amid the ice and rock at

28,000 feet. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970113]

Unknown: Doug Scott

Unknown: Stephen Venables

Unknown: Reinhold Messner

Unknown: Charles Clarke

Producer: Paul Bajoria

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970120]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970120]

The last of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits - and their reactions to extreme conditions. Those who choose to cross the oceans - by rowing.... Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970120]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]

The first of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits - and their reactions to extreme conditions. Robert Swan explores his motives for enduring the rigours of life at the poles. Producer Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]

Unknown: Robert Swan

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]

Unknown: Robert Swan

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970305]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970305]

Second of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and their reactions to extreme conditions. Colonel Robert Neill and Major Rod Foster chronicle the mental and physical effects of the three weeks they spent trapped in the jungles of Borneo after an army training expedition went wrong. Producer Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970305]

Unknown: Colonel Robert Neill

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970305]

Unknown: Colonel Robert Neill

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970312]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970312]

In the last of the present series, explorer Benedict Allen pools his experiences of life in the desert with other seasoned travellers. Producers Miranda Mclntyre

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970312]

Unknown: Benedict Allen

Producers: Miranda McLntyre

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970312]

Unknown: Benedict Allen

Producers: Miranda McLntyre

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]

Seasoned travellers recall their exploits. 1: Robert Swan explains why he endured the extremities of the poles. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]

Three programmes in which travellers recall their adventures. 2: Robert Neill and Ron Foster were trapped in the jungle after an expedition went wrong. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]

Unknown: Robert Neill

Unknown: Ron Foster

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970802]

The last of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and adventures.

Producer Miranda Mclntyre Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970802]

Producer: Miranda McLntyre

197C0119970719

Three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and adventures.

1: Robert Swan explains his motives for enduring the extreme conditions of the poles.

197C0219970726

The second of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and adventures.

Colonel Robert Neill and Major Ron Foster spent three weeks trapped and starving in the Bornean jungle after an army training expedition went wrong.

They chronicle the mental and physical effects of their experience.

197C0319970802

The last of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and adventures.

Explorer Benedict Allen discusses his experiences of life in the desert.