Simon Calder's video diary bloomers
Saturday 17 December 2011
Hello, Simon Calder here. If you’ve been kind enough to watch my weekly video diary for The Independent Traveller through the year, you really deserve to know what’s been cut.
It’s traditional at this time of year for viewers to be invited to watch the offcuts – those parts of, say, a travel film that don’t make the final version. So here at The Independent we thought you should see misfortune – and sheer incompetence – that have bedevilled our filming through the year.
From vile weather to unpredictable buses, these are the clips where it wasn't alright on the night.
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- 1 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 2 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014 (and one very unlucky giraffe)
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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