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The Silk Road Journal

Date Posted: 01/05/2016

5000 Miles. 13 Countries. Filming The Silk Road for BBC4 was one of the biggest challenges of my life. I had been to none of the countries I was to visit. What was I most excited about? China? All those millions of people, all those miles of desert; Tajikistan? All that .... Read More

The Silk Road Episode 3: Iran

Date Posted: 09/01/2016

So…on we go with filming the third and final episode of The Silk Road for BBC4. China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan all done and dusted, with the glory of the architecture of Soviet bus shelters still firmly imprinted on my mind. Now it’s the final leg – Iran, .... Read More

On Point Radio (American National Public Radio) and Shipwrecks

Date Posted: 20/01/2012

I will be talking about shipwrecks on On Point Radio today from 4-5pm, broadcast from Boston. We will be talking about captains, and their responsibilities…those who chose to stay and those who chose to run. And how can we interpret the wreck .... Read More

NBC America’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’

Date Posted: 08/01/2012

Exciting stuff! I have just agreed to do some work for Season Three of NBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, an adaptation of the award-winning hit British television documentary series that leads celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their .... Read More

Academy Excellence Awards

Date Posted: 21/12/2011

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to judge the history entries for this year’s 2012 Academy Excellence Awards. You can find out more about this super initiative here:  and follow on facebook .... Read More