BBC Four recently invited viewers to accompany them on a gentle walk, as four familiar faces explored northern landscapes in this quiet and contemplative series. We were delighted when Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen was invited to contribute and to embark on a walk through Wensleydale and Raydale, not far from her home turf of Ravenseat, but an area she hadn't yet explored. The series launched on Monday November 29th with Amanda's half hour film, which received high praise from viewers and TV reviewers alike. "Owen was perfect company for this stress-busting 30-minute ramble...Her understated enthusiasm had an infectious quality," said Ed Power in The i. You can catch the whole series of Winter Walks, which also features Alastair Campbell, Kate Bottley and Nihal Arthanayake on BBCiPlayer.
Michael O'Mara to publish Alex Bescoby's The Last Overland
Michael O’Mara Books has acquired the remarkable story of filmmaker Alex Bescoby’s epic journey recreating the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1955, tying in with a major four-part documentary series airing on All 4 in the UK this autumn. Embarking on the "mother of all road trips" in 2019, Alex's book recounts his defining trip of a lifetime, investigating how the world has changed since the First Overland, and exploring themes of family ties, postcolonialism and the Land Rover religion. 'The Last Overland' will be published in hardback on September 29th 2022. Senior Commissioning Editor Jo Stansall acquired World English Rights from Jo Cantello at Wolfsong Media.