Sir Wilfred Thesiger was one of Britain’s last great explorers. In this intimate documentary shot briefly before his death, Thesiger talks about his experiences in the desert, Bin Laden, the American foreign policy and the rapidly changing Arab world.
‘The harder the life, the finer the type, no doubt about that,’ believes Sir Wilfred. Educated in the comfort of Eton and Oxford, he returned to the place of his birth, Africa, to embark on his extensive travels across the Middle East. He learned the ancient code of conduct that made survival in the desert possible: honesty, loyalty, courage, endurance and patience.