Insight with John Simpson – The World According to Simpson – FULLY BOOKED.

Talk Wednesday 17th October, 2007

Veteran war correspondent John Simpson talks about the changes the world has gone through during his life and long career.

Simpson is the BBC’s World Affairs Editor and one of the world’s most experienced and authoritative journalists.

He has covered many of the biggest stories of recent times from the Iranian revolution against the Shah, to the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, the Gulf War and the wars in Bosnia, from the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and their overthrow in 2001 and more recently the invasion of Iraq.

Simpson has won a number of awards including three Baftas, a Golden Nymph award for his reporting of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran (1979), a Peabody Trust award for news (1999), a special jury’s award at the Bayeux War Correspondents Awards (2002), an International Emmy award for News Coverage for his report on the fall of Kabul for BBC ONE’s Ten O’Clock News, and an RTS award for his reporting during the invasion of Iraq.

He is the author of many books including an autobiography, Strange Places, Questionable People (1998), and several accounts of his journalistic experiences: A Mad World, My Masters (2000); News From No Man’s Land (2002), The Wars Against Saddam (2003), and Days From A Different World (2005). His most recent book – Not Quite World’s End: A Traveller’s Tales is published in October.

Moderated by John Kampfner – editor of the New Statesman.