Here’s one of the snaps from those days of me cozying up to a Serbian checkpoint guard called Snjezana, with whom we have made a little film as part of UNTV’s Video Letters series. Needless to say Snjezana was very different to most of the checkpoint guards we came across - most were large blokes with guns on a power trip, very often drunk and always on the scrounge for cigarettes. Read more about that story here.
For all those that miss the transmission time (or for those of you that live outside the South West), you will be able to watch the film on the BBC iPlayer.
The film follows 71 year old mountaineer and double amputee Norman Croucher from Devon. Not content with having scaled some of the world’s biggest peaks, including Cho Oyo in Tibet at over 8000m on his two tin legs, Croucher has decided to learn to paraglide.
Shot on location in the Lake District in Cumbria and in Dorset and Devon, the film follows Norman on his journey. But at 71 is this a challenge too far for the intrepid adventurer?
For more information on Norman Croucher, please visit his website here.