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01The Way We Are2000042320010806

`The Way We Are'.

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

He reflects on the disease that has afflicted generations of the Lynch family and now threatens his teenage son - alcoholism.

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

1: `The Way We Are'.

2: `Catch and Release'.

This week, he contemplates the changing relationship between a father and his son.

03Virus Checking2000050720000520

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

3: `Virus Checking'.

This week, he tries to find a solution for his friend's hypochondria.

03Virus Checking2000051420000527

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

3: `Virus Checking'.

This week, he tries to find a solution for his friend's hypochondria.

04In Defence Of Poetry And Funerals2000052120000603

`In Defence of Poetry and Funerals'.

In the last of four essays about the emotions that underpin daily life, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures of poetry.

The last of four programmes in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

This week, he extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures of poetry.

04In Defence Of Poetry And Funerals2000052720000603

`In Defence of Poetry and Funerals'.

In the last of four essays about the emotions that underpin daily life, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures of poetry.

The last of four programmes in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

This week, he extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures of poetry.

0101The British Way Of Death1998101019981014

Four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.

1: `The British Way of Death'.

0102Contemplation Of The Womb1998101719981021

Four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.

3: `Mixed Blessings'.

2: `Contemplation of the Womb'.

0103Mixed Blessings1998102419981028

Four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.

3: `Mixed Blessings'.

`The Bang, the Whimper and the Boom'.

The last of four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.

0104 LASTThe Bang, The Whimper And The Boom1998103119981104

`The Bang, the Whimper and the Boom'.

The last of four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.

0201All About Eve1999091119990913

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death.

0202Bodies In Motion And At Rest1999091819990920

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death.

2: `Bodies in Motion and at Rest'.

0203Funerals-r-us1999092519990927

In four programmes, undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death.

3: `Funerals-R-Us'.

0204 LASTLove Hurts1999100219991004

`Love Hurts'.

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death.

0301The Way We Are2000042320000506
0301The Way We Are2000043020000513
0302Catch And Release2000050720000520

In four programmes undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.

2: `Catch and Release'.

This week he contemplates the changing relationship between a father and his son.

0401Tommy And Nora: Don't Forget2002102020021026

Series of talks by undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch.

1: `Tommy and Nora: Don't Forget'.

Lynch looks back on the life of his great grandfather, who emigrated to America in 1889.

0402The Same But Different2002102720021102

Lynch returns to the West Clare cottage abandoned by his ancestors during the 19th century famine.

0403 LAST2002110320021109
0501A Dog's Life2004011820040124
20041211 (R4)

Series of talks by Michigan undertaker and poet, Thomas Lynch.

Michigan Undertaker and award winning writer, Thomas Lynch, returns with another series of beautifully observed essays written and presented in his perceptive, intimate and original way.

One of the our most lyrical and humane essayists and poets, his writing was a big influence on Alan Ball (American Beauty) while he was devising the hugely successful television series 'Six Feet Under'.

In this new series of Colloquies, Thomas Lynch returns to BBC Radio 4 with three more essays on the emotions that underpin daily life, the forces that draw people together and propel us apart: matters, you could say, of life and death.

0502It's Your Funeral - Or Is It?2004012520040131

Three talks by Thomas Lynch, the writer from Michigan whose day job is undertaking.

0503 LASTGreat Hatred, Little Room2004020120040207
20041211 (R4)

The last of three talks by Thomas Lynch, a writer from Michigan whose day job is undertaking.

0601The Ethnography Of Everyday Life2005082820050903

As the local funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for the last 25 years.

One of radio's true poets, and an award winning writer, he fixes his steady, compassionate and unsentimental gaze on life, death, and the dismal trade.

0602Fits And Starts2005090420050910

As the local funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for the last 25 years.

One of radio's true poets, and an award winning writer, he fixes his steady, compassionate and unsentimental gaze on life, death, and the dismal trade.

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Fits and Starts

0603 LASTDeath Comes To The Young Curate2005091120050917

As the local funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for the last 25 years.

One of radio's true poets, and an award winning writer, he fixes his steady, compassionate and unsentimental gaze on life, death, and the dismal trade.