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 […]

Hannibal, Us and Him

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Andreas Kluth, author of, Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Leader Can Teach Us About Success and Failure has written a fun post about On Hannibal’s Trail at his blog: http://andreaskluth.org/2012/01/26/hannibalhasdrubalmago-dannybensam/ The idea of Andreas’ book is that stories about lives like Hannibal’s can offer lessons and parallels to all of us.  Andreas has been fascinated by the life of […]

Behind the Scenes

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Hi everyone  – I just thought I’d take the chance to reply to comments we have had about On Hannibal’s trail on twitter, facebook and on various blogs! Firstly thanks to everyone for comments – lots of very nice ones which are very encouraging to read! To answer a few of the questions which have […]

Hitting the Road

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The first episode of On Hannibal’s Trail that aired last Friday did okay we think.  We’re not sure how to judge this, but ‘Hitting the Road’ was watched by more than 1 million people in the UK which is about four times the viewing figures we were getting on BBCFour when the show aired for the […]

Barcelona

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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 […]

Jama Fund Update

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With all the positive changes in some parts of the Middle East – Tunisia included – and the disruptions that has caused, the Jama Fund donation is still in a holding pattern six months after the US$1600 was delivered to microfinance group Enda inter-arabe. There is some movement!  Michael Cracknell from inter-arabe says they 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 […]