BBC2 TV schedule

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You will be disappointed/relieved to hear that there is no On Hannibal’s Trail this Friday night on BBC2. Thank you to all those people who got in touch and told us they couldn’t find the programme in the TV guide. We have since talked to the BBC and because this transmission of the series is […]

Barcelona

Posted Posted in Cycling, Filming, History

In Episode 2 of On Hannibal’s Trail we ride through Barcelona which just happens to be where I am right now. The city is famed for it’s architecture (among other things) and one of the most unusual, and perhaps my favourite architectural feat here are the ruins of the Roman temple of Augustus that are […]

Specific Absorption Rates via Caerleon

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We went to Wales recently for a short break knowing we were entering a part of the UK with some its most intact Roman ruins. The Romans invaded Wales in 48 AD. Some local tribes resisted but as far as archaeologists can tell the major forts in the south stopped being fully garrisoned by about […]

Oxford High School talk

Posted Posted in Charity, Hannibal, History

A big thank you to the girls in their final year at Oxford High School for having me come and talk to them last week. And to Rachael Pallas-Brown their teacher. A fun, perceptive and intelligent audience – I had a great time. At least until we were compared to the label of a peanut […]

Kelmscott School talk

Posted Posted in Carthage, Charity, Hannibal, History

Thanks a lot to all the year 10 and 11 students at Kelmscott school who sat patiently through my Hannibal talk the other day! A very generous and forgiving audience. One of the best questions of the day was “what was the most peculiar thing that you came across on your trip?” I had to […]

The Bodyguard

Posted Posted in Carthage, Cycling, Filming, Hannibal, Rome

On a long trip like this interpersonal relationships become very important and are often the cause of the most interesting bits of the journey. I imagine it might make a pretty good documentary following a crew making a documentary? A bit like the new show we are thinking of pitching to the BBC: “Entertainment Tonight […]

Gnochetti of the Superhero

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We were reunited once again with the film crew in Milan. Andrea is directing the final two episodes of the documentary – amongst her many attractive attributes she laughs at all our jokes – which is very rare as they aren’t ever funny. Francesco the fixer is full of concerned advice for us. His best […]