Beyond The Blue Horizon

The 22-hour flight from the UK to Australia may seem like a long journey - but in the 30s the trip took almost two weeks.

Three programmes following the original Imperial Airways route from Croydon to Brisbane,

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950405]

Between the wars, "abroad" was an unknown place - our view of it formed by fiction, films, anecdote and selective history. In the first of six programmes Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world. Russia, East of Mansfield Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950405]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950412]

Between the Wars "abroad" was an unknown place over there - our view of it formed by fiction, films and selective history. Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world. 2: The Dark Continent Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950412]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950419]

Between the Wars, "abroad" was an unknown place over there. Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world. 3: Goodnight Vienna Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950419]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950426]

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the interwaryears - an amalgam of fiction, films, anecdote and history.

4: Sing Me a Song of the Islands Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950426]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950503]

Six programmes in which

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the inter-war years. 5: The Road to Chingleput. A jewel-encrusted blend of hog-hunting, love lyrics and loin cloths, inhabited by Gandhi,

Baden-Powell and Ronald Colman. Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950503]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Unknown: Ronald Colman.

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950510]

Last of the senes in which

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the inter-war years - an amalgam of fiction, films, anecdote and history. Sandstorm Country Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950510]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950907]

Between the wars, "abroad" was an unknown place over there - our view of it formed by fiction, films, anecdote and selective history. Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world in six programmes.

1: Russia, East of Mansfield. Bulldog Producer Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950907]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950921]

Between the wars, "abroad" was an unknown place over there - our view of it formed by fiction and selective history. Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world in six programmes. 3: Goodnight Vienna

Producer Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950921]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950928]

Six programmes in which

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the inter-war years. 4: Sing Me a Song of the Islands Producer Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950928]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951005]

Six programmes in which

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the interwar years. 5: The Road to Chingleput Producer Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951005]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951012]

Last of the series in which

Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the inter-war years. Sandstorm Country

Producer Amanda Mares Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951012]

Unknown: Harry Thompson

Producer: Amanda Mares

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3, Goodnight Vienna19950921

First broadcast on 1995-04-19

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: THE ROAD TO CHINGLEPUT

Previous in series: THE DARK CONTINENT (PROG.2)

Description

Pt 3.

Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

central europe

Broadcast history

19 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-23.

First broadcast on 1995-04-19

Producer: A. MARES

Next in series: THE ROAD TO CHINGLEPUT

Previous in series: THE DARK CONTINENT (PROG.2)

Description

Pt 3. Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

central europe

Broadcast history

19 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-23

First broadcast on 1995-04-19

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: THE ROAD TO CHINGLEPUT

Previous in series: THE DARK CONTINENT (PROG.2)

Description

Pt 3.

Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

central europe

Broadcast history

19 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Russia, East Of Mansfield19950907

First broadcast on 1995-04-05

Producer: A. MARES

Next in series: THE DARK CONTINENT (PROG.2)

Broadcast history

05 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

07 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-03-22

First broadcast on 1995-04-05

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: THE DARK CONTINENT (PROG.2)

Broadcast history

05 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

07 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-03-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Dark Continent (prog.2)19950914

First broadcast on 1995-04-12

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: 3, GOODNIGHT VIENNA

Previous in series: RUSSIA, EAST OF MANSFIELD

Description

Pt 2.

Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

africa

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

12 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-22.

First broadcast on 1995-04-12

Producer: A. MARES

Next in series: 3, GOODNIGHT VIENNA

Previous in series: RUSSIA, EAST OF MANSFIELD

Description

Pt 2. Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

africa

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

12 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-22

First broadcast on 1995-04-12

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: 3, GOODNIGHT VIENNA

Previous in series: RUSSIA, EAST OF MANSFIELD

Description

Pt 2.

Between the wars 'abroad' was an unknown place; our view of it formed

Subject Categories

africa

documentaries (programme format)

travel programmes (genre)

history programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

12 Apr 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Harry Thompson

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-03-22.

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

01The Flight Into Egypt19990627

The 22-hour flight from the UK to Australia may seem like a long journey - but in the 30s the trip took almost two weeks.

Three programmes following the original Imperial Airways route from Croydon to Brisbane,The LONDON to Brisbane route was flown by Imperial Airways and is recalled by travel writer Alexander Frater in the first of three programmes.

01The Flight Into Egypt19990627

The 22-hour flight from the UK to Australia may seem like a long journey - but in the 30s the trip took almost two weeks.

Three programmes following the original Imperial Airways route from Croydon to Brisbane,The LONDON to Brisbane route was flown by Imperial Airways and is recalled by travel writer Alexander Frater in the first of three programmes.

0219990704

Alexander Frater hears the stories of INDIA's aviators.

In the 30s, two people were key to the introduction of aviation to INDIA: Maharaja Singh, who began the Jodhpur Flying Club, and industrialist R J D Tata, who flew the first mail flight from Karachi to Bombay.

0219990704

Alexander Frater hears the stories of INDIA's aviators.

In the 30s, two people were key to the introduction of aviation to INDIA: Maharaja Singh, who began the Jodhpur Flying Club, and industrialist R J D Tata, who flew the first mail flight from Karachi to Bombay.

03 LASTJourney's End19990711

George Roberts recalls the development of flying in Australia on a trip following the 1930s Imperial Airlines route from Croydon to Brisbane.

Alexander Frater visits Longreach in the Australian Outback, where the commercial air services began.

03 LASTJourney's End19990711

George Roberts recalls the development of flying in Australia on a trip following the 1930s Imperial Airlines route from Croydon to Brisbane.

Alexander Frater visits Longreach in the Australian Outback, where the commercial air services began.