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Encyclopedia > Simon Reeve (UK)
Simon Reeve on the border in the unrecognised nation Nagorno-Karabakh
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Simon Reeve on the border in the unrecognised nation Nagorno-Karabakh

Simon Reeve (born 1972) is a British author and TV presenter. Based in London, in recent years he has specialised in making travelogue documentaries in little-known areas of the world. He has been studying terrorist groups since the early 1990s, and is the author of The New Jackals and One Day in September. In 2005 Reeve won a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for an "outstanding contribution to greater world understanding". [[1]] Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ... A television presenter is a British term for a celebrity who is best known for introducing or appearing in television programmes. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ...

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Television

Equator

A three part series for BBC2 about the countries on the equator that took Reeve on a journey around the middle of the world. Written and presented by Reeve. The first programme in the series showed Reeve travelling through Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and on to the border with Somalia. The second programme in the series showed Reeve travelling across Indonesia, starting off the coast of Sumatra, and continuing across Borneo to Sulawesi and on to the Togian Islands in the Gulf of Tomini. In the third programme Reeve travelled from the Galapagos Islands to Ecuador, through southern Colombia and across northern Brazil. The equator is an imaginary circle drawn around a planet (or other astronomical object) at a distance halfway between the poles. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the third largest island of Indonesia after Borneo (of which Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia) and New Guinea. ... Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ... Sulawesi (formerly Celebes ) is a large island in Indonesia. ... The Togian (or Togean) Islands is the name for an archipelago of 56 islands and islets, located in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. ... The Gulf of Tomini is a gulf near the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. ... NASA Satellite photo of the Galápagos archipelago. ...


Places That Don't Exist

A BBC2 series in which Reeve travelled to a group of unrecognised nations – countries so obscure they don’t officially exist. Also broadcast globally on BBC World during summer 2005, and on BBC World in 2006 on Weekend in the Danger Zone. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places That Dont Exist is a five-part BBC Four series on breakaway states and unrecognised nations, devised, written and presented by Simon Reeve. ...

Meet the Stans

A four part BBC2 and BBC World series on Central Asia, written and presented by Reeve. The series took Reeve from the far north-west of Kazakhstan, by the Russian border, east to the Chinese border, south through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the edge of Afghanistan, and west to Uzbekistan and the legendary Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. It was broadcast on the BBC in 2003, and internationally during 2004 and 2005, and on BBC World in 2006 on Weekend in the Danger Zone. BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and... BBC World is the British Broadcasting Corporations 24-hour international current affairs TV channel with BBC News, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews, and was launched in January 1995. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia (Russian: Средняя Азия/Srednyaya Azia for Middle Asia or Центральная Азия/Tsentralnaya Azia for Central Asia; in Turkic languages Orta Asya; in Persian آسياى مرکزی; (Urdu: وسطى ايشيا)Wasti Asia; Standard Mandarin Chinese... The Silk Road in the 1st century CE. For other uses, see Silk Road (disambiguation). ... Colour photograph of a Madrasa taken in Samarkand ca. ... Bukhara (Bokhara in XIX century English, Buxoro or Бухоро in Uzbek (the Cyrillic alphabet was officially phased out for Uzbek after independence); بُخارا /Bukhârâ/ in Persian, Buhe/Puhe Tang Chinese, Бухара in Russian; also Boxara in Tatar) is the fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and capital of the Bukhara region (Bukhoro Wiloyati). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


House of Saud

A one-off BBC2 and BBC World documentary filmed in Saudi Arabia, written and presented by Reeve. Participants ranged from Saudi princes and Islamic militants, to teenage girls and Osama bin Laden's former best friend. It was broadcast in 2004. Osama Bin Laden Usāmah bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Lādin (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957 [1]), most commonly known as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden (أسامة بن لادن) is a militant Islamist and also the founder of al-Qaeda. ...


Publications

"The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism", published by Carlton in the UK and NUP in the U.S. The first book on bin Laden and al-Qaeda , this investigation warned al-Qaeda would launch 9/11-type terrorist attacks. Classified documents and evidence obtained by Reeve detailed the existence, development, and aims of al-Qaeda. The book was published in the U.S. and UK in 1998 and 1999. It has been a New York Times and international bestseller.[citation needed] Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


"One Day in September: the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation Wrath of God", published in 2000 by Faber & Faber. An account of the 1972 Munich massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes and officials were killed by Palestinian kidnappers. The book covers the siege and massacre, the recriminations, and the launch of the Israeli Operation Wrath of God. The film of the same name won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature and was screened in cinemas around the world. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... One of the Black September terrorists on the balcony of the Israeli team quarters at the Olympic village The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September, a group... The term Palestinian terrorism is commonly used to describe acts of political violence committed by Palestinian individuals or groups against Israelis, Jews, and nationals of other countries. ... Operation Wrath of God also called Operation Bayonet was a covert operation directed by Israel and the Mossad to eliminate the terrorists who perpetrated the Munich Massacre. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ...


External links

  • Simon Reeve's website
  • Biography
  • Simon Reeve's details at his agents PFD
  • BBC Website for the Equator series
  • BBC page featuring clips from the Equator series
  • One World Broadcasting Trust
  • Wanderlust magazine - Interview
  • USA Today - Interview
  • The Observer - Interview
  • BBC - Places That Don't Exist - Information and interview

 
 

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