Coming to Swindon soon!
Tues 2nd May, as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature, Wyvern Theatre
BENEDICT ALLEN – with an illustrated talk on Birds of Paradise: the Ultimate Quest, my recent BBC Two programme with Security Correspondent Frank Gardner
One man had a dream, to see Birds of Paradise in a remote cloud forest in Papua New Guinea. But before he had the opportunity to do so, he was shot by terrorists, and lost the use of his legs. By chance, he met another man, who not only had full use of his legs but also knew where the fabulous fabled birds were, because he'd been there, thirty years before. But getting to the birds, over inhospitable terrain and through wooded and mountainous tribal territories with a man in a wheelchair, was not going to be easy.
Tour of the UK!
Following the success of the two-part series BIRDS OF PARADISE: The Ultimate Quest (presently on BBC iPlayer) – I'm doing a series of lectures, as part of the RGS Regional Programme for 2017:
Adventures in Paradise:
With his usual good humour and enthusiasm, Benedict reveals the full story of his dramatic return to Papua New Guinea (recently featured in an inspiring BBC Two series) – through the swamps with wheelchair-bound Frank Gardner, the distinguished Security Correspondent, in search of the island's elusive birds of Paradise.
Please contact the above theatres for further details.
Special Stage Appearance with Frank Gardner
Special Stage Appearance with Frank Gardner: at the RGS on 1st October as part of the STEPPES TRAVEL FESTIVAL weekend.
Upcoming TV Series: Fresh off the press!!!!
Announcing the broadcast of the new telly series on BBC Two, 9pm on Friday 3rd and Friday 10th Feb:
Birds of Paradise:
the Ultimate Quest
Being the adventures and Frank Gardner and myself, as we together struggled through swamp, lake and forest to seek out Birds of Paradise in PNG. It wasn't easy! Hope you enjoy the two programmes...