Connect with IMDb

2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011

1 item from 2017

From Morocco to Timbuktu review – cabs and camels with all-action Alice

11 May 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Alice Morrison is fabulous for not being just another actor-comedian on the travelogue gig and for actually knowing stuff – such as Arabic. Plus, The Truth About Sleep

Alice Morrison is following the salt roads, ancient trading routes, to Africa’s fabled city of gold in Mali. From Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure (BBC2) it’s called. No, I’d never heard of Alison before. She describes herself as an “Arabist and adventurer”. Timbuktu I do know about – through reading Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss, and – more recently – The Book Smuggler of Timbuktu by (disclaimer!) my friend and former colleague Charlie English.Recommended reading, both of them.

Anyway, Alice is also fabulous. For not being just another actor/comedian on the travelogue gig, for starters, and for actually knowing stuff. Such as Arabic, which she immediately gets to show off with the captain of the boat approaching Tangier.

Related: »

- Sam Wollaston

Permalink | Report a problem

2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011

1 item from 2017, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners