Building Castles in the Sky – my BBC World Service Report on Luxury Treehouses

Can alcohol free alternatives ever be as good as the real thing? My programme for the BBC World Service

The Business of Wellness

Handmade by Hipsters: Why Backstories Help Sell Stuff

My million dollar film memorabilia report for radio 4 and the World Service

Dolly Parton’s reaching out to a whole new – and young – audience. My interview for BBC radio 4 and World Service.

The best bar in the world is crowned

Skiing for Beginners

The time I managed to not crash into a pylon. A tale of incompetence & salvation on the slopes of Alpe d’Huez for TNT magazine

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“I’d have a Lada over a Ferrari”

What do you call a Lada with a sun roof? An ashtray. Just one of the many jokes about the Soviet car that everyone loved to laugh at. Nowadays though it’s Lada owners who are laughing … all the way to the bank. In this video I shot for BBC TV and online, Ed Hughes, Lada fan and as it turns out, canny investor, explains why he’s such a fan:

 

The accompanying online piece with more interviews, pics etc is here:bbc.co.uk/news/business-39489527

The Cretan Coffee Boys

Sotos Michael dreamed of constructing a coffee empire on the ancient Greek island of Crete. The notion that hot coffee is an odd pairing with 100-degree temperatures couldn’t deter Michael. Nor would he be slowed by the adversity of building a business in the midst of financial tumult and social upheaval. For the complete epic have a look at this Fresh Cup article