In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin - Episode 1

A major re-appraisal of the life and work of travel writer and novelist Bruce Chatwin. A highly charismatic and contradictory character, books like In Patagonia changed the nature of travel writing. Nicholas Shakespeare journeys the five continents in Chatwin's footsteps, revealing where his fiction meets the truth of his life. Featuring contributions from the real-life characters of Chatwin's novels, plus his wife Elizabeth, Salman Rushdie, Colin Thubron, Robert Erskine and Francis Wyndham.


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  • Director Paul Yule
  • Producer Paul Yule
  • Presenter Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Producer Pascale Lamche
  • Writer Nicholas Shakespeare