Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage

Por BBC
En Radio 4 BBC

The point and the pleasure of travel

In the last Excess Baggage, John McCarthy talks to three inveterate travellers: Sara Wheeler, who has written on...

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ExcessBag 28 Apr 12: The point and the pleasure of travel

In the last Excess Baggage, John McCarthy talks to three inveterate travellers. Author Sara Wheeler, explorer...

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Africa - Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan

John McCarthy discusses travel to the African countries of Rwanda, Uganda and to the world's newest country, South...

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ExcessBag 21 Apr 12: Africa – Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan

John McCarthy discusses travel to the African countries of Rwanda, Uganda and to the world's newest country, South...

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Lake Titicaca - Manchester, Bolivia - Malaysia

John McCarthy meets the former debutante Meriel Larken who fell in love with Peru and rescued and restored a...

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ExcessBag 14 Apr 12: Lake Titicaca - Manchester, Bolivia - Malaysia

John McCarthy talks to Meriel Larken who rescued and restored a Victorian steam ship on Lake Titicaca in Peru; Chris...

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Wildlife travel

John McCarthy explores wildlife travel with naturalist and tv presenter, Mark Carwardine, who has spent thirty years...

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ExcessBag 07 Apr 12: Wildlife travel

John McCarthy explores wildlife travel with naturalist and tv presenter, Mark Carwardine who has spent thirty years...

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Iceland

Sandi Toksvig goes to Reykjavik to look at aspects of tourism in Iceland and discovers that the volcanic eruptions...

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ExcessBag 31 Mar 12: Iceland

Sandi Toksvig goes to Reykjavik to look at aspects of tourism in Iceland and discovers that the volcanic eruptions...

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Family Travel

John McCarthy takes a look at family travel with novelist Gill Lewis, who has taken her daughters spotting wildlife...

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ExcessBag 24 Mar 12: Family travel

John McCarthy takes a look at family travel with novelist Gill Lewis who took her daughters spotting wildlife both...

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Black Prince - Wine trade in Medieval Europe - Lourdes

John McCarthy meets a writer who followed in the 14th century footsteps of the Black Prince through SW France; an...

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ExcessBag 17 Mar 12: Black Prince - Wine trade in Medieval Europe - Lourdes

John McCarthy talks to writer Peter Hoskins who travelled in the footsteps of the Black Prince, historian Susan Rose...

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Russia - Crimea - Ukraine

Sandi Toksvig discusses the 'Wild East' - Russia - with the BBC's former Moscow correspondent, Martin Sixsmith. Actor...

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ExcessBag 10 Mar 12: Russia - Crimea - Ukraine

Sandi Toksvig discusses Russia with the BBC's former Moscow correspondent, Martin Sixsmith. Actor Michael Simkins...

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Medics abroad; The Oscars

Sandi Toksvig hears about medical work abroad from Dr Marie Charles who runs an organisation which places volunteer...

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ExcessBag 03 Mar 12: Medics abroad - Oscars

Sandi Toksvig hears about medical work abroad from Dr Marie Charles and dentist Ian Wilson; she also talks to writer...

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Ashoka's India; Undesirable Places

Sandi Toksvig hears about a lost Emperor of India: Ashoka ruled the subcontinent about 2,200 years ago and left many...

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ExcessBag 25 Feb 12: Ashoka's India - Undesirable Places

Sandi Toksvig hears about a lost emperor of India from historian Charles Allen and Britain's undesirable destinations...

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