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Film Clip: The Road to Surobi

John Simpson and his team must move by road from Kabul to the Khyber Pass forcing them to drive through the infamous district of Surobi where ten French soldiers were killed just three weeks before.

One of three clips shown here from Top Dogs: Adventures in War, Sea and Ice – Afghanistan, transmitted on BBC2 in 2009 in which John Simpson takes Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to Afghanistan to reveal the trials and joys of the war correspondent whilst he investigates live news stories.

“A fascinating insight into how the news is shaped…seriousness of purpose” The Times