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With Cliff Michelmore: Colonel Laurens van der Post

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Colonel Laurens van der Post author and travel writer has made many impressive appearances on television, but perhaps none as cogent as this

This is a repeat of Cliff Michelmore's interview with the South African-born writer, farmer, and explorer whose travel books such as "Venture to the Interior" and "The Lost World of the Kalahari" have received world-wide acclaim. The programme brought more mail to Cliff and the BBC than any other of his interviews.
"His quiet, serene personality, in spite of all his experiences impressed me more, I think, than anyone I have ever seen on TV over the years" and "What a tragedy it is when we have so few politicians with the beliefs and courage that this Colonel has in this country of ours" are just two excerpts from viewers' letters.

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Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Interviewee: Colonel Laurens van Der Post
Producer: John Morrell

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With Cliff Michelmore: Colonel Laurens van der Post

BBC One London, 23 February 1969 16.05






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