FILM-MAKER Alex Bescoby has had a lifelong interest in Land Rovers.

His dad Roger, still drives a Series 1 Land Rover around Hale where Alex, 31, was raised.

Now Alex is to make a marathon journey in a 64-year-old model that was used in a 1955 trek from London to Singapore.

The original driver, Tim Slessor, now 87, will join Alex to recreate the trek in the opposite direction in the refurbished vehicle.

Alex will make a film about the journey with Grammar Productions which he founded in 2014 with lifelong friend and fellow Altrincham Grammar School pupil. Max Jones.

Although, five years ago, Alex couldn’t work a camera the company has been a success.

The latest journey to be named The Last Overland, will visit new places such as China. Alex said: “I have known Tim for just over a year. He is mentally sharp and physically in great shape. We will be travelling for 100 days at 40 mph along the highest roads in the world, through deserts and jungles aiming to be in London by early December. This is probably the most exciting thing I have ever done.”

People will be able to follow their journey on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

“We are in discussions with a major broadcaster but who is a secret at the moment.”

Their first production, about Burmese Royalty, was We were Kings. It was shown on the History and Discovery Channels.

“We pitched into the first Alan Whicker awards for film making. We submitted a selection of what we had filmed and they gave us £80,000. We were so happy,” said Alex.

Whilst living in Burma, (now Myanmar) Alex actually met the man who should have been King. “He was their national football coach.

“Burma was a weird and difficult place to live with political issues,”

Alex was presented with a Silver Lion award by Altrincham Court Leet in May 2018.