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Frank Gardner | 6 February 2023

In this episode of 'In Conversation With', the BBC’s full-time security correspondent Frank Gardner shared his exciting upcoming adventures, and what he learnt during his life-changing accident recovery.  In 2004 Frank was shot six times at close range by Al-Qaeda gunmen while filming in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but survived with major injuries. 

He has reported first-hand on terrorism and security from around the Middle East, notably Saudi Arabia and Yemen, as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, the US, Guantanamo Bay and the Horn of Africa.  He has given evidence to various UK Parliamentary Select Committees on the conduct of the War on Terrorism. 

He was awarded the OBE by HM The Queen in 2005 for services to journalism, awarded Honorary Doctorates of Laws by Nottingham, Staffordshire and Exeter Universities, the McWhirterAward for Bravery, Spain’s El Mundo Prize for International Journalism, the ZayedMedal for Journalism and voted Person of the Year by the UK Press Gazette.  

As a career broadcaster and a witty and gifted communicator, Frank shares his passion for the Middle East, travel and adventure.  He draws on a unique perspective and understanding of both domestic and international security, notably on Al-Qaeda-related terrorism. Frank’s own personal story of survival combined with his extensive knowledge of history, current affairs and politics make for a compelling event.

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