Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 2: In this second programme, Simon focuses on some of the dodgiest and most dangerous situations he has found himself in while travelling the globe – from coming under fire in war-torn Mogadishu to squaring off with a female wrestler in Mexico City.
These journeys take him from a police cell in the far east of Russia to a crazy ambulance trip through the streets of San Salvador. Broadcaster and writer Simon Reeve presents some of the highlights of his incredible journeys around the world.
Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve episode 2
Simon Alan Reeve is a British author and television presenter, currently based in London and Devon. He makes travel documentaries and has written books on international terrorism, modern history and his adventures. He has presented the BBC television series Tropic of Cancer, Equator and Tropic of Capricorn.
Reeve is the New York Times’ best-selling author of The New Jackals (1998), One Day in September (2000) and Tropic of Capricorn (2007). He has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award and the 2012 Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society.
Reeve was born in Hammersmith and brought up in west London, attending Twyford Church of England High School. He rarely went abroad until he started working. After leaving school, he took a series of jobs, including working in a supermarket, a jewellery shop and a charity shop, before he started researching and writing in his spare time while working as a postboy at the British newspaper The Sunday Times.
After the attacks of 11 September 2001, Reeve began making travel documentaries for the BBC. Tom Hall, travel editor for Lonely Planet publications, has described Reeve’s travel documentaries as “the best travel television programmes of the past five years”.