The Off Season

Episodes

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01Monsoon1996021319960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-13

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

02Naxos1996022019960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-20

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE SLU DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: EPISODE 3, SHETLAND

Previous in series: MONSOON

Description

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Subject Categories

naxos (greece)

travel programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ros Belford

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

03Shetland19960227

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: FRENCH RIVIERA

Previous in series: NAXOS

Broadcast history

27 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1996 17:02-17:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-20.

A01Garda And Maggiore1998022119980226

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists.

1: Lisa St Aubin de Teran explores the Italian lakes Garda and Maggiore in November.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A02Sahara Desert1998022819980305

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 2: Michael Haag treks across the Sahara Desert in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A03Portstewart In February1998030719980312

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 3: `Portstewart in February'. Cal McCrystal first visited the north Antrim seaside town of Portstewart as a child. A place of ice creams, rockpools and fortune tellers huddled in beach huts, Portstewart's sunshine was the only thing ever to bring tears to his eyes. But forty years later, only dedicated dog walkers and lads with trotting horses brave the biting winter winds, and any tears would soon be frozen.

A04Jamaica In The Rainy Months1998031419980319

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists.

4: `Jamaica in the Rainy Months'.

Polly Thomas enjoys National Heroes Band Holiday in October - sound systems, fried fish, rum and all.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

A05Paris1998032119980326

Six travel journalists visits holiday locations in the off season.

5: Paris.

Simon Calder visits the French capital in August - when the best restaurants are closed and the Parisians have gone south, to be replaced by hordes of tourists.

The `Aoutiens' - locals who choose to stay in the city over the quietest month - revel in the relaxed atmosphere.

and rain and the departure of the tourist.

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season.

5: `Paris'.

Simon Calder visits the French capital in August - when the best restaurants are closed and the Parisians have gone south, replaced by hordes of tourists.

A06 LASTHokkaido In Winter1998032819980402

Concluding the series in which six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season. 6: `Hokkaido in Winter'. More akin to Siberia than the rest of the Japanese archipelago, Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan's islands. Simon Richmond goes in search of the ancient Ainu culture at a time when the snow is falling, the spas are steaming, and the iceflows drift in across the sea of Okhotsk. / Concluding the series in which six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations in the off season. 6: `Hokkaido in Winter'. More akin to Siberia than the rest of the Japanese archipelago, Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan's islands. Simon Richmond goes in search of the ancient Ainu culture at a time when the snow is falling, the spas are steaming, and the iceflows drift in across the sea of Okhotsk. and rain and the departure of the tourist.