Desert Island Discs

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I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho’ not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull; He got a good Estate by Merchandise, …

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Sunrise and Siem Reap

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The early bird… – Mark’s alarm is the sound of church bells gonging. It echoes through the room at 4.43am. My alarm is set for 4.45 but Mark is concerned I will faff too much and we will need the …

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The Past is in the Past

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1181 – The Emperor’s Decree: – I, Emperor Jayavarman VII of the Angkorian Empire, hereby decree that I will build a new capital city in celebration of the recapture of my realm from the Cham Invaders. Our old capital of …

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The Prologue

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City of Temples – There’s a shimmering, incandescent light that changes subtly as you move around and through the place, it is all set in water which is evaporating in front of us adding to the shimmer and haze of …

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