The British travel writer Redmond O’Hanlon has won the prestigious Dutch television Nipkow prize for the best tv programme.
The 64-year-old O’Hanlon won the prize for his Dutch-produced tv series O’Hanlon’s Heroes, in which he followed in the footsteps of 19th century explorers and breathed new life into well-worn themes such as cannabalism.
The jury, comprised of tv reviewers, said: ‘There’s no better or more entertaining guide than this eccentric and well-read Englishman.’
O’Hanlon has become a celebrity in the Netherlands since he joined a Dutch and Flemish crew and production team on a recreated Beagle to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin for a tv series in 2009.
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