Simon Reeve is an adventurer and New York Times bestselling author, as well as a TV presenter who has travelled to more than 120 countries making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC. He has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding" the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, and the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards.
The BBC describes Simon as “British television’s most adventurous traveller”, and after a decade spent making more than 70 programmes Simon has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary foreign journeys. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. Simon’s dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, adopted by former head-hunters, and detained for spying by the KGB. Simon’s adventures have been broadcast in dozens of countries, enthralling millions.
BBC: “Simon Reeve is British television’s most adventurous traveller”
Independent: “TV's most interesting globetrotter”
Radio Times: “In the last decade, he's made a name for himself as British TV's most adventurous presenter.”
Mail on Sunday: “The craziest (or bravest) man on TV”
Observer: “When it comes to explaining complex issues in simple terms, Simon Reeve is an expert…a man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television. Outstanding.”
Daily Telegraph “Like all the best travellers, Reeve carries out his investigations with infectious relish, and in the realisation that trying to understand the country you’re in is not just fascinating, but also hugely enjoyable.”
The Sun: “Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world”
The Times: “Reeve is in a class of his own”.
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20:40 – 20:55 interval
20:55 – 21:50 2nd half
21:50 – 22:10 Q & A