Sentimental Journey

Arthur Smith presents a series about personal travel experiences.

Episodes

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20040423

The Life of Doris Day. 1/4. Day by Day: Richard Niles presents a four-part series celebrating the 80th birthday of the singer and movie icon, charting the highs and lows of her career.

20040507

The Life of Doris Day. 3/4. Secret Love: Richard Niles celebrates the star's 80th birthday. Tonight he talks to actors, writers and composers who worked with her on Pyjama Game and Calamity Jane.

20040514

The Life of Doris Day. 4/4. Que Sera Sera. Richard Niles celebrates the star's 80th birthday, charting the highs and lows of her career, tonight he concludes by looking at Doris's life now.

20060701

Arthur Smith accompanies artist Jack Vettriano as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife.

Jack reminisces about his youth, growing up in a coal mining town.

Arthur Smith accompanies artist Jack Vettriano as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife. Jack reminisces about his youth, growing up in a coal mining town.

20060708

Arthur Smith accompanies academic, writer and critic Germaine Greer on a sentimental journey to southern Italy, where she spent the summer in 1967. Then News.

Arthur Smith accompanies academic, writer and critic Germaine Greer on a sentimental journey to southern Italy, where she spent the summer in 1967.

20060715

Series on personal travel. Arthur Smith escorts actress Miriam Margolyes on a quest to trace the history of her Jewish family in Belarus.

20060729

Arthur Smith accompanies Tony Benn on a trip back to the place where he was born, grew up and spent most of his political life - the 'Village of Westminster'.

20060805

Arthur Smith accompanies the star of numerous Hammer House of Horror movies, Ingrid Pitt, back to Argentina.

20060826

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been enjoying the spectacular scenery and serenity of the Wye valley for over 30 years. He shares some of his memories with Arthur Smith and explores what the area has come to mean to him and his music.

20060902

Arthur Smith accompanies poet Roger McGough, who relives the hair-raising moments in Rimini he experienced as a student after taking on a holiday job as an Italian tour guide. Then News.

Arthur Smith accompanies poet Roger Mcgough, who relives the hair-raising moments in Rimini he experienced as a student after taking on a holiday job as an Italian tour guide.

Annie Nightingale2006090920160702 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith joins Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale.

Stories of personal travel, with host Arthur Smith.

Arthur Smith joins Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale.|Stories of personal travel, with host Arthur Smith.|

Arthur Smith joins Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale, who organised a 1990 Romanian tour with western music to Bucharest. From September 2006.

Arthur Smith accompanies Annie Nightingale to Romania to relive the heady days of 1990 when, post revolution, she organised a tour bringing western music to the youth of Bucharest.

Brendan Foster2006081220160625 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith retraces the footsteps of the former Olympian and athletics commentator.

Stories of personal travel, with host Arthur Smith.

Arthur Smith retraces the footsteps of former Olympian and commentator Brendan Foster.

Arthur Smith digs out his old running shoes to help retrace the footsteps of former Olympian and commentator Brendan Foster around South Tyneside.

Producer: Sharon Banoff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

Arthur Smith digs out his old running shoes to retrace the footsteps of former Olympian and athletics commentator Brendan Foster around South Tyneside.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940327]

Jo'burg94. In 1953, Barry Norman travelled to take up a position as reporter on the Johannesburg Star. He left the country a year and a half later, having undergone something of a crash course in politics. In the first of this new series, accompanied by writer and comedian Arthur Smith , Barry Norman travels back to South Africa for the first time in 40 years. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940403]

Hedey in Naples. As a beachmaster in the Anzio landing in 1944, Lord Heaiey spent much of his war in Italy, not only fighting but also discovering a love of Italian food, culture and women. Arthur Smith hears

Denis Healey 's recollections of the past. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940410]

John McVicar returns to his cell in the high-security wing of HM Prison Leicester, which he left in 1978. Now a writer, he takes Arthur Smith down memory lane. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940417]

Marsha Hunt takes Arthur Smith back to her birthplace - Philadelphia, city of "brotherly love".

Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940424]

Londoner Suggs McPherson , lead singer with the band Madness, has more to his past than Camden Town and the Finchley Road. At the age of 8 he was whisked away from his urban playground to spend three years in a farming community in deepest Wales.

Arthur Smith joins him on his return journey to rural bliss - or is it? Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940501]

In the last of the series, Fiona Shaw returns to Cobh on Ireland's south coast where she spent an idyllic childhood looking out across a sea that was sometimes so wild "You could fish for herrings off your doorstep". Cobh was the harbour town from which thousands of Irish emigrants sailed to the New World - and which Fiona left to eventual recognition as one of today's most acclaimed actresses. She takes

Arthur Smith on a rainy return journey. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941018]

Jo'burg 94 In 1953 a fresh-faced young rookie reporter took the two-week boat trip from England - to take up a position as a journalist on the Johannesburg Star. Despite its stunning beauty South Africa was in its most extreme form of apartheid.... something of a shock and an education to the young Barry Norman - and he went on to leave the country a year and a half later, having undergone something of a crash course in politics! In the first programme of this series, Barry Norman , in the company of Arthur Smith , travels back to South Africa for the first time in 40 years, to find out how things have changed. Producer Sarah Jane Hall Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941025]

John McVicar returns to his cell in the high-security wing of HM Prison Leicester. In 1965, he was sentenced to 26 years for armed robbery. After escaping from prison in 1968, he was dubbed Britain's most wanted man, until his recapture in 1970. Now he is a writer, and Arthur Smith joins him for a trip "down memory lane". Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941101]

Philadelphia - city of "brotherly love", the Liberty Bell, freedom and equality: writer, actor and singer Marsha Hunt takes Arthur Smith back to her birthplace to look at the history of American Independence through new eyes - growing up through America's "radical perestroika" of the 50s. Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941108]

Healey in Naples. As a beachmaster in the Anzio landing in 1944 Lord Healey spent much of his war in Italy, not only fighting but also discovering a love of Italian food, culture and women. Fifty years later Arthur Smith is serenaded from the streets of Naples to the mountains of Capri, as Denis recaptures his past in the present. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941115]

Suggs McPherson is the instantly recognisable face of the north

London band Madness. But Suggs has more to his past than Camden Town and Finchley Road.

At the age of eight he was whisked away from his urban playground to spend three years in a farming community in deepest Wales.

Arthur Smith accompanies him on his return journey to rural bliss - or is it?

Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941122]

Fiona Shaw returns to Cobh on Ireland's south coast, where she spent an idyllic childhood looking out across a sea that was sometimes so wild "you could fish for herrings off your doorstep". Cobh was the harbour town from which thousands of Irish emigrants sailed to the New World, and which Fiona herself left, before gaining recognition as one of today's most acclaimed actors. She takes Arthur Smith on a rainy return journey to her former home. Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960121]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences.

1: Actress Stephanie Cole is known for playing batty older women, but five years ago she decided to catch up on her youth and backpack around southern India at the age of 50. Producer Miriam Akhtar

* The new season on radio: page 24

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960128]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences.

2: Imagine the small, school-uniform-clad figure of director Alex Cox , head full of cowboys and film stars, taking a train to the desert landscape of southern Spain.

Producer Sarah Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960204]

A six-part series of personal travel experiences.

3: Edmund White , writer and critic, is probably best known for his books about growing up gay in America. In

1970 he left New York's newly liberated Greenwich Village in search of la dolce vita in Rome. Arthur Smith took him back there to see how he coped. Producer Vibeke Venema

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960211]

A six-part series on personal travel experiences. 4: In New York in 1948, Ronnie Scott would leap off the cruise ship he worked on and head straight for the heart of New York's jazzland to feast on the jazz giants who, at that time, couldn't perform in the UK. New York was swinging, and Ronnie was inspired to open his now legendary London club. Arthur Smith accompanies him on a trip to the Big Apple jazz scene. Producer Miriam Akhtar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960218]

A six-part series on travel experiences. 5: As a small boy, Ken Russell used to picnic with his family in a beautiful garden with the unlikely name of Larmer Trees. Arthur Smith accompanies Ken on a journey into a mysterious past. Producer Sarah Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960225]

Australian comic writer Kathy Lette left her hemisphere behind and came to live in London. In the last of the series of personal travel experiences, Arthur Smith accompanies her on a trip back to her first taste of Britain. Producer Miriam Akhtar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961125]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 1:Actress Stephanie Cole recounts the tale of her trip to her spiritual home in southern India.Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961202]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 2: Director Alex Cox fulfils his schoolboy western fantasy in southern Spain. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961209]

Six personal travel experiences.

3: Edmund White , writer and critic, is probably best known for his books about growing up gay in America. But during the seventies he left New York in search of la dolce vita in Rome. What he found there was a deeply conservative society. He makes a return visit with Arthur Smith. Producer Vibeke Venema Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961216]

A six-part series on travel experiences. 4: In New York in 1948, Ronnie Scott would leap off the cruise ship he worked on and head straight for the heart of New York's jazz land to feast on the jazz giants who, at that time, could not perform in the UK. New York was swinging and Ronnie Scott was inspired to open his now legendary London club. Arthur Smith accompanies him on a nostalgic trip to the Big Apple jazz scene. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961223]

A six-part series on personal travel experiences.

5: As a small boy, Ken Russell used to picnic with his family in a strange garden with the unlikely name of Larmer Trees. The place was full of follies in the style of Hindu temples, grass huts and open-air stages and the trees were full of parakeets.

Arthur Smith accompanies the director on ajourney into a mysterious past. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961230]

In the last of the series, comedy impresario Malcolm Hardee revisits Greenwich with Arthur Smith.

Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 1: Arthur Smith travels to Havana to relive Arthur Scargill 's previous visits to this last bastion of Communism in the Caribbean.

Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 2: Janet Street-Porter extols the virtues of the Cornish landscape and introduces Arthur to a community of local artists, including Patrick Heron. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 3: Val Doonican returns to

Copenhagen after 44 years. Producer Joanna Rachim

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences.

4: Umpire Dickie Bird takes

Arthur Smith on a guided tour of his "second home", Lord's Cricket Ground. Producer Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 5: Arthur Smith heads for

Marblehead, Massachusetts, where celebrity snooper Loyd Grossman had his first taste of style. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences. 6: Ian Hislop revisits

Hong Kong to discover old haunts in a constantly changing city. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971118]

A six-part series about personal travel experiences. 1: Cuba and Fidel Castro hold afierce attraction for Arthur Scargill , a man known for his strong opinions. Arthur Smith travels to Havana to relive Scargill's visits to this last bastion of Communism in the Caribbean. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971125]

A six-part series about personal travel experiences. 2: Janet Street-Porter returns to Zennor in Cornwall, where she extols the virtues of the Cornish landscape and introduces Arthur Smith to a community of local artists, including Patrick Heron , now celebrated in the Tate Gallery in St Ives. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971202]

Arthur Smith presents asix-part series about personal travel experiences. 3: Val Doonican returns to Copenhagen after 40 years. Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971209]

A six-part series about personal travel experiences.

4: Umpire Dickie Bird takes Arthur Smith on a guided tour of his

"second home" - Lord's Cricket

Ground, where he umpired his final Test match last June - and allows

Smith to indulge in a childhood fantasy on the hallowed Lord's pitch. Producer Julian Mayers Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971216]

A six-part series about personal travel experiences. 5: Culinary judge and celebrity snooper Loyd Grossman returns to the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971223]

The last of six programmes about personal travel experiences.

6: Ian Hislop , editor of Private Eye, spent several years in Hong Kong as a small boy while his father was building the cross-harbour tunnel. In the company of Arthur Smith , he heads back for the first time since then to rediscover old haunts in a constantly changing city.

Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971228]

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series about personal travel experiences. 1: Malcolm Bradbury returns to the University of Indiana. Arriving there in the 1950s as an exchange teacher, he left behind

Postwar rationing and drabness for a land of plenty - even if the parties were chaperoned and the campus dry. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Germaine Greer20160604 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith accompanies academic, writer and critic Germaine Greer to southern Italy.

4 Extra Debut. Arthur Smith accompanies academic, writer and critic Germaine Greer to southern Italy, where she spent summer 1967. From July 2006.

Jack Vettriano20170218 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith joins artist Jack Vettriano reminiscing as he returns to Leven in Fife.

Arthur Smith accompanies artist Jack Vettriano as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife. Jack reminisces about his youth, growing up in a coal mining town.

Producer: Sara-Jane Hall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006.

Julian Lloyd Webber20170211 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith joins cellist Julian Lloyd Webber who revisits the scenery of the Wye Valley.

4 Extra Debut. Arthur Smith joins cellist Julian Lloyd Webber who revisits the spectacular scenery and serenity of the Wye Valley. From August 2006.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1. Stephanie Cole/india19960121

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Next in series: ALEX COX

Previous in series: FIONA SHAW

Description

Actress Stephanie COLE retraced her youth by backpacking around Southern India. She ended up staying in ashrams and working as a leathermaker as she tells Arthur SMITH during a return visit to her spiritual home.

Subject Categories

india

profiles (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

25 Nov 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Stephanie Cole (Speaker)

Vanka Desh (Speaker)

Tineka (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-16

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 February 199619960211

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Next in series: KEN RUSSELL

Previous in series: EDMUND WHITE IN ROME

Description

SBH:Sentimental Journey - Arthur Smith accompanies Ronnie Scott to New York, where he remembers the first time he visited the city in 1948.

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Dec 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith (int)

Ronnie Scott (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 648741.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Alex Cox19960128

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: EDMUND WHITE IN ROME

Previous in series: 1. STEPHANIE COLE/INDIA

Description

2. Imagine the small, school uniform clad figure of Alex COX, head full of

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Dec 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith

Sara Hall (Producer)

Alex Cox (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-23

Programme Catalogue - Details: Edmund White In Rome19960204

Producer: V. VENEMA

Next in series: 11 February 1996

Previous in series: Alex Cox

Description

Edmund WHITE, writer and critic, is best known for his books about growing up gay in USA. In 1970 he left New York's newly liberated Greenwich Village for Rome where he found a deeply conservative society.Arthur Smith takes him back

Subject Categories

rome

profiles (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

09 Dec 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith

Vibeke Venema (Producer)

Edmund White (Speaker)

Dacia Maraini (Speaker)

Diana Artom (Speaker)

Gianluca Schingo (Speaker)

Jeff Blyn (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ken Russell19960218

Producer: S-J. HALL

Next in series: MALCOLM HARDEE

Previous in series: 11 February 1996

Description

As a small boy Ken RUSSELL's family used to picnic in a strange and beautiful

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

23 Dec 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith

Sara Hall (Producer)

Ken Russell (Speaker)

Michael Pitt (Speaker)

Mike Baker (Tollard Royal (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Malcolm Hardee19960225

Producer: M. AKHTAR

Next in series: Arthur Scargill

Previous in series: KEN RUSSELL

Description

Arthur Smith presents a series of personal travel experiences. This week he

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1996 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

30 Dec 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Smith

Miriam Akhtar (Producer)

Jools Holland (Speaker)

Malcolm Hardee (Speaker)

Jane Hardee (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-02-23.

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

Shappi Khorsandi2006081920160709 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith joins Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi as she returns to Paris.

Stories of personal travel, with host Arthur Smith.

Arthur Smith joins the Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi as she returns to Paris.

Arthur Smith takes Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi to Paris, where she went as a teenager. Her satirist father was exiled for his humour, but Shappi carries on the family tradition.

Producer: Sharon Banoff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

Arthur Smith takes Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi to Paris, where she went as a teenager. Her satirist father was exiled for his humour but Shappi carries on the family tradition by laughing at tragedy.

Tony Benn20160611 (BBC7)
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Arthur Smith joins Tony Benn on a trip back to Westminster.

Arthur Smith accompanies Tony Benn on a trip back to the place where he was born, grew up, and spent most of his political life - the village of Westminster.

Producer: Sharon Banoff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

197D01Arthur Scargill19971118

It is not surprising that Cuba and Fidel Castro hold a fierce attraction for Arthur Scargill, a man known for his strong opinions and passions.

Arthur Smith travels to Havana to relive Scargill's previous visits to this last bastion of Communism in the Caribbean

197D01Malcolm Bradbury1997122819990115

returns to the University of Indiana.

Arriving there in the 1950s as an exchange teacher along with contemporary bright young things Shirley Williams and Bamber Gascoigne, he left behind postwar rationing and drabness for a land of plenty - even if the parties were chaperoned and the campus dry.

197D02Barbara Castle1998010419981018
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Baroness Barbara Castle of Blackburn returns to Pontefract, recalling the inequalities surrounding her during childhood and the father who alerted her to them.

Arthur Smith joins political veteran Barbara Castle in recalling Pontefract.

Arthur Smith joins political veteran Barbara Castle as she recalls the inequalities of her hometown, Pontefract. From January 1998.

197D02Janet Street-porter19971125

extols the virtues of the Cornish landscape and introduces Arthur Smith to a community of local artists, including Patrick Heron.

197D03Nick Hancock1998011120170107 (BBC7)
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takes Arthur Smith on a lad's tour of Mallorca, his favourite island after Britain.

Arthur Smith accompanies actor Nick Hancock on a lad's tour of Mallorca.

Arthur Smith accompanies actor Nick Hancock on a lad's tour of Mallorca - his favourite island after Britain. From January 1998.

197D03Val Doonican19971202

returns to Copenhagen after 40 years.

197D04Dickie Bird19971209

Umpire Dickie Bird takes Arthur Smith on a guided tour of Lord's Cricket Ground, where he umpired his final test match last June.

197D04 LASTSimon Callow1998011819981101
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returns to Goring-on-Thames in search of his eccentric prep school.

Arthur Smith accompanies Simon Callow to Goring-on-Thames.

Arthur Smith accompanies Simon Callow to Goring-on-Thames in search of the actor's eccentric preparatory school.

Producer: Rebecca Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.

197D05Loyd Grossman19971216

Culinary judge and celebrity snooper Loyd Grossman returns to the town of Marblehead, Massachussetts, where he had his first taste of style.

197D06 LASTIan Hislop19971223

, editor of Private Eye, spent several years in Hong Kong as a small boy while his father was building the cross-harbour tunnel.

In the company of Arthur Smith, he heads back for the first time since then to rediscover old haunts in a constantly changing city.

198A01Ingrid Pitt1998020519981025
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He travels back to Argentina with Hammer Horror actress Ingrid Pitt, who fled there from Europe because of an unhappy love affair.

It was a glamorous life, but because of the political situation in the South American country she was forced to move on.

Arthur Smith accompanies the star of numerous 'Hammer House of Horror' films, Ingrid Pitt, on a trip back to Argentina.

Producer: Sharon Banoff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

Arthur Smith joins Hammer Horror star Ingrid Pitt on a trip back to Argentina.

4 Extra Debut. Arthur Smith joins the star of numerous Hammer House of Horror films, Ingrid Pitt, on a trip back to Argentina. From August 2006.

198A02 LASTEric Newby1998021219990108
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In the second of two programmes on personal travel experiences, Arthur Smith joins travel writer Eric Newby on his return to Fontanellato, Italy.

Arthur Smith joins travel writer Eric Newby returning to Fontanello.

4 Extra Debut. Arthur Smith joins travel writer Eric Newby returning to Fontanello, where he was held as a Second World War prisoner. From January 1998.

199B01Miriam Margolyes1999040419990823

Actress Miriam Margolyes has travelled the world, but the place she has most wanted to visit is a tiny village in Eastern Europe.

Braving snow, black bread and vodka, Arthur Smith escorts her in her quest to trace the history of her Jewish family in the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus.

199B02Imogen Stubbs1999041119990913
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Actress Imogen Stubbs first went to Oxford as an English scholar at Exeter College 20 years ago.

Returning with Arthur Smith, it was not the sandstone quads or even the theatre she wanted to revisit, but a romantic, rustic shack in the woods.

Arthur Smith joins Imogen Stubbs on her return to Oxford University's Exeter College.

Arthur Smith accompanies actress Imogen Stubbs on her return to Oxford, where she was an English scholar at Exeter College. But it's not the sandstone quads or even the theatre she wants to revisit, but a romantic, rustic shack in the woods...

Producer: Rebecca Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

199B03Robert Fisk1999041819990906
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Robert Fisk has been based in Beirut for over 20 years as a Middle East correspondent, but his passion for seeing history unfold began as a child.

Arthur Smith accompanies him to the battlefields of northern France, where his father fought in the Great War and where they spent their childhood holidays.

Arthur Smith joins Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk in the battlefields of France.

Arthur Smith joins award-winning Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk as he returns to the battlefields of northern France.

Producer: Rebecca Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

199B04 LASTRoger McGough1999042519990830

Poet Roger Mcgough recalls how 40 years ago he travelled to Italy as a tour guide, despite being unable to speak Italian.

He found himself in charge of 60 Liverpudlian tourists on a hair-raising tour of Italian hot spots.

Arthur Smith joins him as he relives the experience.