Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes In His Own Words
  • Ranulph Fiennes In His Own Words

  • In this fascinating collection of interviews from the BBC radio and TV archives, explorer Ranulph Fiennes talks about his life and career. The interviews included are: Profile, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 20 July 1979); Midweek, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 1 December 1982, featuring Henry Kelly and Sarah Dunant); John Dunn, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 14 June 1983, featuring John Dunn); Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 29 October 1983, featuring Roy Plomley); The Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 10 December 1990, featuring unnamed interviewer); The AM Alternative, BBC Radio 5 (first broadcast 26 February 1993, featuring Johnnie Walker); Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (3 April 1994, featuring Sue Lawley); Sir Ranulph Fiennes Meets Dominik Diamond, BBC TV (first broadcast 9 April 2000, featuring Dominik Diamond); Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 10 October 2009, featuring Jenni Murray).

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, OBE was described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'. He has broken numerous records, including (with Charles Burton) being the first to reach both the North and South Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Artic Oceans, and the first to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar surface. Other expeditions include leading the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile, heading the team that discovered the lost city of Ubar on the Yemeni border and (with Mike Stroud) running the first '7x7x7' (seven marathons in seven consecutive days on all seven continents). Among his many awards are the Polar Medal (1984) with Bar (1995); a Gold Medal from the NY Explorers' Club (1984) and the Royal Geographic Society's Founder's Medal. He was made an OBE in 1993 for 'human endeavour and for charitable services'. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has also authored over 20 books, many of them bestsellers.

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