Clive Myrie

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Date Published: 23/05/2023
Duration: 44:33
Season: 9

Today’s guest is a familiar face to millions all over the world as a BBC newsreader and foreign correspondent, with a career spanning three decades. He’s covered some of the biggest stories of our time from Hurricane Katrina, to 9/11; reported fro the front lines of conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and most recently, Ukraine, reporting for BBC News from the roof of a hotel in the capital of Kyiv when the war broke out in February last year. He’s the host of Mastermind, and most recently swapped the BBC studios for sun-drenched Italian countryside, with his first travel show, Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip, a 15-part series, which follows Clive as he embarks on a captivating journey around the country, immersing himself in its culture, rich history and local cuisine from its heel to its top. We of course chat about this as well his hugely varied career which has taken him to over eighty countries in itself.


Destination Recap:


  • Jamaica
  • Italy
  • Verona, Italy
  • Puglia, Italy
  • Matera, Italy
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hokaido, Japan
  • Ukraine
  • West Coast of USA
  • East Coast of USA
  • Home Counties, England
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Venice, Italy
  • Washington DC, USA
  • Afghanistan
  • St Petersburg, Russia
  • Sri Lanka


A huge thank you to Clive. What an interesting life he has led. Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip is available on BBC iPlayer.


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