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Alastair Macdonald talks about his time with the Directorate of Overseas Surveys when during the 1950s and 60s many Commonwealth countries were mapped at 1:50000. He describes some of the techniques and experiences involved in the pre-GPS age.
 

A Persian pursuit - Shirin Shabestari

Born in Iran, Shirin spent most of her childhood trekking with her father; however, her most life-changing journey was to go from being a full-time mum to leading an expedition to climb Iran’s highest peak, the 5,671m high Damavand. This was a journey intent on changing perceptions about modern day Iran, its people and its heritage.

Wracked by war, famine and Islamic extremism, Somalia has long been a byword for disaster. James, a veteran reporter on Afghanistan, went to find out why – and what is being done to fix it.

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