Photos

  • Following the oil fire-fighting teams of Red Adair and Boots Hansen, for Channel 4, Kuwait, 1991 (unknown)
  • With the bushmen of the Kalahari, Namibia, September 2010, for BBC Radio 3's Music Planet series. (Marvin Ware)
  • It’s love. With a George Beale exact replica of my favourite racing bike of them all, the 297cc RC174 six cylinder factory Honda, on which Mike Hailwood won the 1967 350cc Grand Prix world championship. Donington Park, 12 August 2012. (Bill Saner)
  • In the Donington pit lane with James Whitham, 2013 (John Saner)
  • With one of my boyhood heroes, Chas Mortimer, in the Donington pit lane, 2013 (John Saner)
  • Giving an impression of knowing what I'm doing. Into Redgate on Dean Want’s TZ 350 Yamaha, Donington Park, 12 August 2012. (Bill Saner)
  • In the Kalahari, Namibia, for BBC Radio3's Music Planet series, September 2010. (Marvin Ware)
  • Still skateboarding. August 2011. I made the deck myself, in 1977, from solid mahogany. It weighs a ton. (Peter Greste)
  • With Buster, a true sea dog, on the back of our fishing boat, Peel harbour, Isle of Man, 2009. (Vic Bates)
  • With my old friend, and 8 times Isle of Man TT winner, Charlie Williams, Mallory Park, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • It’s love. With a George Beale exact replica of my favourite racing bike of them all, the 297cc RC174 six cylinder factory Honda, on which Mike Hailwood won the 1967 350cc Grand Prix world championship. Donington Park, 12 August 2012. (Bill Saner)
  • In Algeria, for BBC Radio 3, and against UK Foreign Office advice, 2010 (James Parkin)
  • Narrowboat life, December 2011, on the Shropshire Union Canal. (Bill Saner)
  • A warm welcome from a community of headhunters, Papua New Guinea, March 2010. Again, for Radio 3's Music Planet. (Roger Short)
  • On holiday in North Korea, with Christopher Hitchens, 2000 (unknown)
  • That's me in the corner. Beneath the Monument To Victory In The Fatherland Liberation War, Pyongyang, North Korea, 2006. (James Parkin)
  • Resting on a 3000 year-old baobab tree, in the Kalahari, Namibia, September 2010. (Marvin Ware)
  • In Turkmenistan, 2005 (James Parkin)
  • With Buster, in Devon, 2013 (unknown)
  • Presenting The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 2013 (unknown)
  • About to ride Dean Want’s Harris framed 1974 TZ350A Yamaha, Mallory Park, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • Presenting The Adventures Of AK, with Buster, 2014. (unknown)
  • In front of the 90ft tall bronze statue of Kim Il Sung, Pyongyang, North Korea, 2006. (James Parkin)
  • At the British Superbike Championships, Silverstone, 2012. (Justin Sutcliffe)
  • At the border, between North and South Korea (I’m standing in the north), Panmunjom, 2003 (James Parkin)
  • Presenting The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 2013 (unknown)
  • Separated at birth. With Guy Martin, in the paddock, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • Standing under the five engines of the first stage of a Saturn V rocket, launch vehicle for the Apollo missions, at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, 1987 (unknown)
  • Announcing the return of The Who to Leeds University Refectory, for Live At Leeds Again, April 2006 (unknown)
  • With my old friend, Barrence Whitfield, May 2014 (Mandy Appleton)
  • Looking like I’ve just won Daytona in the early 1970s, but really at Mallory Park, with Dean Want’s TZ350A Yamaha, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • Watching the action at my favourite circuit, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • Announcing the return of The Who to Leeds University Refectory, for Live At Leeds Again, April 2006 (unknown)
  • At the British Superbike Championships, Silverstone, 2012. (Justin Sutcliffe)
  • This Machine Kills Mediocrity, 2014 (Bryan Ledgard)
  • Sitting on a Crooks Suzuki, at the Classic Bike Show, 2012
  • With my old friend and racing hero, Jim Redman (six times world champion), on Jim’s 81st birthday, 2012 (unknown)
  • Book cover portrait, April 2013 (Niki Cornish)
  • With Rory Gallagher’s famous battered Fender – and Rory’s brother, Donal. Dublin, 2015 (unknown)
  • With my former Radio 1 producer, the great John Walters, 1986 (BBC)
  • Finding the grave of Blind Willie McTell, Thomson, Georgia, 1987 (unknown)
  • With Buster, 2009 (Vic Bates)
  • With Robert Plant, at the Electric Picnic, Ireland, 2013 (unknown)
  • Watching the Isle of Man TT races, June 2011 (Peter Greste)
  • Giving fashion advice to Gok Wan, BBC Radio 5 Live studios, 2011.
  • On the fishing beach, near Nouakchott, Mauritania, 2005 (Roger Short)
  • With Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and the Vice Chancellor of Leeds University, for the unveiling of the Live At Leeds blue plaque, on the front of the Refectory, June 17th 2006 (unknown)
  • A real privilege – strumming Rory Gallagher’s famous battered Fender, Dublin, 2015 (unknown)
  • The most powerful machine humans have ever built - the Saturn V rocket. That's me and my friend, Jonny Barnes, sitting on the bench in front of it.
  • Back on that famous stage! Leeds University Refectory, 2014 (Sonny Banner)
  • With Robert Plant at the 2005 Isle of Man TT races. (unknown)
  • In the shadow of giants. On stage for a sell-out performance at the Hay on Wye Literary Festival, June 2012. (Unknown)
  • Interviewing another huge boyhood hero (and beyond), Buzz Aldrin, on The One Show, BBC1, March 2015 (BBC)
  • Riddim come farwad! DJing at the Three Wise Monkeys summer street party, Todmorden, 2014 (unknown)
  • Riding Charlie Williams’s Yamaha TZ385, Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, 2013 (unknown)
  • The Sahara! In the far south of Algeria, for BBC Radio 3, and against UK Foreign Office advice, 2010 (James Parkin)
  • Finding the long lost James Carr, the greatest of all southern soul singers, Memphis, 1987 (unknown)
  • With another hero, Joe Strummer, 2003 (BBC)
  • About to ride Dean Want’s Harris framed 1974 TZ350A Yamaha, Mallory Park, 2012 (Bill Saner)
  • Approaching Devil's Elbow on Dean Want's 1974 TZ350 Yamaha, Mallory Park, July 2012 - my first ride on a thoroughbred racing motorcycle.
  • About to ride Dean Want’s Harris framed 1974 TZ350A Yamaha, Mallory Park, 2012 (unknown)
  • Giving Guy Martin his signal board, with a pie in my hand, at Bishopscourt, Isle of Man TT races, 2009 (Vic Bates)
  • Filming the preparations for the Glastonbury Festival, for The One Show, June 2014 (unknown)
  • Fishing with Buster, Folly Dam, Todmorden, 2014 (Sonny Banner)
  • Riding George Beale’s TZ 350 Yamaha, Donington Park, 2014 (unknown)
  • With guerrillas of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, at the height of the genocide and civil war, Rwanda, May 1994 (Geoff Spink)
  • With The Roaring Lion, Trinidad, 1990 (David Corio)
  • Riding Charlie Williams’s Yamaha TZ385, Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, 2013 (unknown)
  • At the grave of Hank Williams, Montgomery, Alabama, 1987 (unknown)
  • With Buster at the Ludlow Fringe Festival, 2013 (unknown)
  • Buying dynamite and fuses with Billy Bragg, on the streets of Potosi, Bolivia, for BBC2’s Great Journeys Of The World, 1989 (unknown)
  • Presenting The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 2013 (unknown)

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