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In Conversation with Alex Bescoby, Filmmaker, The Last Overland expedition. Book Signing To Follow Talk.

04 Nov 2022

In 2019 Alex completed his epic The Last Overland expedition, playing homage to one of the most iconic and challenging road journeys, the 1955 Far Eastern Expedition from London to Singapore. To recreate this historic journey (this time in reverse from Singapore to London) Alex worked alongside one of the original team, Tim Slessor – a sprightly 87-year-old at the time. Alex and his support team forged a path across dense rainforests, towering mountain ranges and arid deserts, travelling 10,000 miles from Singapore and returning the car back home to the UK.

The Last Overland: Singapore to London: The Return Journey of the Iconic Land Rover Expedition, with a foreword by Tim Slessor, was published by Michael O’Mara on 29th September 2022. The book also coincided with a four-part documentary series, which is currently available to watch on All 4 and is being distributed through Entertainment One (eOne) globally.

Speakers
Alex Bescoby, Filmmaker - Grammar Productions
Ash Bhardwaj, Travel Writer