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Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer

Monday 8 October, 7:30pm
£17.50 / £16.50 / £15
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Benedict Allen – Ultimate Explorer

In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.

Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.

Part of history of television’ – Mark Thompson, Former Director General, BBC

‘This is a hugely exciting venture for me. I can’t wait to travel the UK and share my experiences of some of the most testing, but also wonderfully inspiring, corners of the globe’  – Benedict Allen

Watch the tour video here

Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages.

Benedict reunited with Filipe, the one man 25 years ago who was prepared to accompany him to the Cocha Brava, literally “Wild Lake, ” a notoriously inaccessible place avoided by the Matses people but certainly the home of 5 metre caimans and much else besides. Now the two men went again, heading even further upriver to explore properly what might live there.

Benedict in the Amazon heading upriver.

Running Times

1st half: 60 mins
interval: 20 mins
second half: 40 mins

Total running time – 2 hours