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Off the Page - On the Road


"The facts are that four out of five male children start life predisposed in favour of adventure," wrote Peter Fleming in 1933. "They do it because they want to. It suits them. It is their cup of tea." In a travel themed edition of Off The Page, Dominic Arkwright asks domestic obsessive Lucy Mangan and Johnny Green, the former road manager of the Clash, if this is really the case. Writer Justin Marozzi weighs in with a compelling account of a mercury drinker he met in Uzbekistan, while debate centres on whether the nomadic urge is innate. "When I first went out On The Road with punk rock terrors the Clash," write Johnny Green, "it was madly exciting, beyond my considerable wildest dreams." To which Lucy Mangan replies, who was feeding the cat ?

Broadcasts

  • 2010-11-11 13:30:00 - 2010-11-11 14:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-11-15 23:00:00 - 2010-11-15 23:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,

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