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The Kazakhstan Beatles part 1

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Please visit http://www.simonreeve.co.uk for more information.Simon Reeve meets The Kazakh Beatles in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, while making his TV series Meet the Stans. The Meet the Stans series took Simon from the far north-west of Kazakhstan, by the Russian border, east to the Chinese border, south through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the edge of Afghanistan, and west to Uzbekistan and the legendary Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. The Guardian said it was a thrilling postcard from the edge The Times said: Simon Reeves journey through Kazakhstan is a first-class Boys Own adventure on film and illuminating too. I cant imagine anyone switching off who stays for the first five minutes. Simon Reeve is a bestselling author and broadcaster. In recent years hes travelled to scores of countries around the world for a series of BBC television documentaries. The 2008 BBC TV series Tropic of Capricorn took Simon around the line marking the southern border of the tropics. His accompanying book, also called Tropic of Capricorn, is published by BBC Books. In the BBC series Equator, Simon followed the equator through troubled areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Colombia and the Congo. In Places That Dont Exist, Simon travelled through a group of unrecognised nations countries so obscure they dont officially exist. And in Meet the Stans, Simon visited the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Simons book The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism, which warned of a new age of apocalyptic terrorism, was the first in the world on bin Laden and al Qaeda. Originally published in 1998 it has been a New York Times bestseller. Simon has contributed to other books on organised crime, terrorism and biological warfare. His book One Day in September: the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, is also an Oscar-winning feature documentary film narrated by the actor Michael Douglas. Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust award for an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding. You can find out more information on Simons journeys, and see more of Simons films, at his website: http://www.simonreeve.co.uk or at http://www.youtube.com/shootandscribble Thanks for watching!