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Travellers' Tales from home and around the world: their destinations, experiences and issues arising from their journeys are discussed with Sandi Toksvig or John McCarthy from 1000 to 1030 am on Saturdays.

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    ExcessBag01Oct11:Italy

    John McCarthy in conversation with journalist Tracey Lawson who investigated ...

    John McCarthy in conversation with journalist Tracey Lawson who investigated the longevity of an Italian village's residents, author Julia Blackburn who collected the memories and stories of the older inhabitants of her own mountain village and the...

    Oct 1, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag24Sep11:Burma, Egypt, World's Longest Climb

    John McCarthy asks the historian Thant Myint-U about the recent ...

    John McCarthy asks the historian Thant Myint-U about the recent political developments in Burma, its role in south east Asia and how the country's relationship with tourism might change. The author Anthony Sattin tells John how the history of Egypt...

    Sep 24, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag17Sep11:Rowing to Pole, Malta, Tidal Islands

    John McCarthy talks to adventurer Jock Wishart about his recent ...

    John McCarthy talks to adventurer Jock Wishart about his recent expedition rowing to the North Pole, made possible this year by the melting ice-cap. John also meets novelist Jo Baker whose stay in Malta led to the discovery of her family's connection...

    Sep 17, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag10Sep11:Maine, Fallowell's Travels, Tour d'Afrique

    John McCarthy introduces best selling crime novelist John Connolly who ...

    John McCarthy introduces best selling crime novelist John Connolly who talks about his love of the US state of Maine. He also meets writer Duncan Fallowell who reflects on his travels to Gozo and Ootacamund. And John talks to businesswoman Alice...

    Sep 10, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag03Sep11:Bus from Brighton to Eastbourne

    Sandi Toksvig takes a bus trip along the south coast ...

    Sandi Toksvig takes a bus trip along the south coast of England from Brighton to Eastbourne in the company of the listener who suggested it, Veronica Groocock. Together they discover the delights to be had on an ordinary scheduled bus route. These...

    Sep 3, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag27Aug11:Istanbul Part 2

    Sandi Toksvig in the second of two programmes continues her ...

    Sandi Toksvig in the second of two programmes continues her exploration the ancient and modern city of Istanbul which straddles the border between Europe and Asia. She looks at the its richness both in history and the fusion of eastern and western...

    Aug 27, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag20Aug11:Istanbul part1

    Sandi Toksvig in the first of two programmes begins to ...

    Sandi Toksvig in the first of two programmes begins to explore the ancient and modern city of Istanbul which straddles the border between Europe and Asia. She gets an overview of the city from the tops of two very different towers, hears about the...

    Aug 20, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag13Aug11:Phoenician Boat and British Seaside

    Sonia Deol hears how Philip Beale built a replica of ...

    Sonia Deol hears how Philip Beale built a replica of an ancient sailing boat to recreate the Phoenician circumnavigation of Africa.Philip then recently had to rescue the boat from the troubles in Syria. Sonia also looks at the British seaside with...

    Aug 13, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag6Aug11:Independent Countries and Kashmir

    Sonia Deol meets Adam Strudwick and Rekha Sharma who are ...

    Sonia Deol meets Adam Strudwick and Rekha Sharma who are travelling to all the world's countries in the order they became independent. Sonia also looks at Kashmir with the author Rosie Thomas, who went there to learn about the production of cashmere...

    Aug 6, 2011 Read more
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    ExcessBag30Jul11: Pilgrimages and Arctic Explorers

    Sandi is joined by Nick Mayhew Smith who has undertaken ...

    Sandi is joined by Nick Mayhew Smith who has undertaken a pilgrimage to every "holy place" in England, Scotland and Wales. Nick has compiled a travel guide which not only details where sacred treasures can be found, but also tells you what to expect...

    Jul 30, 2011 Read more
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