Danny John-Jules and Graham Hoskins

Intro

Danny John-Jules and Graham Hoskins left their day jobs behind to complete the adventure of a lifetime circumnavigating the Mediterranean Sea by motorbike – in just 16 days!

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Biog

Danny is best known for his role as the ‘Cat’ in the cult TV comedy, Red Dwarf. His talents and career extend far beyond the sci-fi series into musical theatre, dance, Hollywood movies and music production.

He created the role of 'Cat' in the sci-fi comedy series RED DWARF and has so far starred in all series – including the 3 part 2009 Special “Back to Earth” for Dave – shown over Easter which produced record viewing figures. Danny also had a UK hit single (as ‘The Cat’) with Tongue Tied, a song from the second series. Red Dwarf VI shared the 1994 Emmy for Best Television Comedy and was voted the Best BBC Sitcom at the British Comedy Awards. He also created the role of 'Barrington' in the award winning BBC Television children's drama, MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN, which ran for four series on BBC1. Other credits include 'Lord Brittas' in Lifetime TV's RUNAWAY BAY, 'Captain Electric' in SPATZ for Thames TV and ‘Andy Brown’ in the tenth anniversary special edition of THE BILL. Other television includes ‘Byron Lucifer’ in the revival of the cult children’s TV series THE TOMORROW PEOPLE and ‘Eddie Hair’ in BBC TV’s THE DEMON HEADMASTER.

Graham is an entrepreneur, a professional speaker, TV documentary producer and occasional adventurer. He has spoken all over the UK, Far East and Europe as a business expert and more recently recounting his adventures with Danny, who he persuaded to accompany him on an endurance motorbike adventure, covering 7000 miles through 16 countries and 3 continents, circumnavigating the Mediterranean Sea in just 16 days. Graham speaks about the challenge and spending 2 weeks on the road with a celeb he’d only just met, using clips from the TV series to illustrate the tale.

Graham also discusses the background to the ride. In 1990, Graham did his first charity bike ride after he found out that he had cancer. He and his best pal dressed as chickens and motorcycled from college in Plymouth to London and back. In 2005, they decided that a much bigger challenge was needed so they rode 4000 miles to Moscow and back in under 7 days for BBC Children In Need.

Inspired by his Moscow challenge to produce a TV series on a similar theme, Graham spent three years working on a TV commission which culminated in the Med Sea challenge.


Testimonials


"“Graham quickly captivated and more importantly 'held' the interest of the audience with ease due to his calm and unassuming manner.. and of course the re-creation of the 7000mile endurance ride he and Danny carried out through extreme weathers earlier this year - thus happily and confidently fulfilling all expectations I had - and so graciously too.”

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Nikki Kelly, Planning and Publicity Manager, GetOn

"“Graham combines a great story telling ability with a truly inspirational and motivational tale which would appeal to a huge range of audiences.”"

Craig Whitney, General Manager, Touratech

"Audience Quotes
‘Absolutely amazing, makes me want to try it myself’
‘Just shows what you can do if you put your mind to something’
‘It’s a lesson to us all to remember that we need to continue to focus on our objectives (both work and life) despite setbacks, most of which will be small in comparison’
‘I just want to get on my bike and go’
‘Highly motivational, wanted to hear more, shame we ran out of time’"

Source: Ian Morton, Budd UK



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