Foreign Bodies

The two programmes exploring the sexual experiences of westerners in foreign cultures.

Episodes

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Unknown: Jeffrey Wyn Thomas.

Director: Jane Dauncey

Sandra: Melanie Walters

David: Dorien Thomas

Terry: Peter Dahlsen

Jill: Di Botcher

Dr Richards: Alan Towner

Peter Charles: Richard Mitchley

Reporter: Christine Russ

Travel agent: Paul Garnault

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 March 199019900322

Producer: J.

DAUNCEY

Next in series: JAPAN (1/2)

Previous in series: ARABIAN NIGHTS

Description

Play by Jeffrey Wyn THOMAS.

The primitive coast of New Zealand seems a good place to get away from it all.

But the wildness can get into the blood...

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

22 Mar 1990 15:02-16:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Di Botcher (Actor)

Richard Mitchley (Actor)

Dorien Thomas (Actor)

Peter Dahlsen (Actor)

Alan Towner (Actor)

Paul Garnault (Actor)

Christine Russ (Actor)

Melanie Walter (Actor)

Jeffrey Thomas (Author)

Jane Dauncey (Producer)

Recorded on 1988-09-12

01The Modern Madame Butterfly1990032919980203

David Neil Lodge visits Tokyo to see love and sex from the point of view of the expat population.

His findings reveal some major cultural differences.

adventures in the capital's `foreign quarter', and what happened to the meek and humble Ms Butterfly?

02 LASTThe Religious Blind Eye1990040519980210

David Neil Lodge visits Egypt, a magnet for the westerner seeking sexual adventure.

How can such apparent liberalism exist within a Muslim society?

15Foreign Bodies20121109 (BBC7)
20130816 (BBC7)

Boris Akunin sets his Erast Fandorin novels in nineteenth century Russia whilst Andrey Kurkov describes twenty first century Ukraine.

Mark Lawson looks at the influence of Bulgakov and Dostoevsky on Russian crime fiction and compares the inside view with those created by outsiders including Martin Cruz Smith and Tom Rob Smith.

Producer Robyn Read.

0301Cuba20141117

To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems in a new series of Foreign Bodies.

In today's programme Mark Lawson explores fictional investigations of Cuba after the Castro revolution with Leonardo Padura, author of The Havana Quartet, and Caroline Garcia-Aquilera, a Cuban-American writing from exile in Miami.

0302Usa20141118

To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in a new series of Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Today Laura Lippman and Walter Mosley - creators of private eyes Tess Monaghan and Easy Rawlins - discuss with Mark Lawson how they introduced the experience of women and black Americans into crime fiction dominated by men and a McCarthyite fear of outsiders.

0303Poland20141119

To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in a new series of Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Zygmunt Miloszewski and Joanna Jodelka reflect on how Polish crime fiction has reflected the country's occupation by both Nazis and Communists, the transition to democracy through the Solidarity movement and lingering accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.

0304Australia20141120

To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Australia's leading crime novelist, the South African-born Peter Temple -- whose books include The Broken Shore and Truth -- talks to Mark Lawson about depicting a society shaped by both British colonialism and American power and why Australian crime fiction should contain as few words as possible.

0305 LASTNigeria20141121

To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

The writers Helon Habila, whose books include the award-winning Oil on Water, and CM Okonkwo talk to Mark Lawson about how a flourishing new tradition of Nigerian crime fiction explores British legacy, tribal tradition and the new "corporate colonialism" as global companies exploit the country's mineral reserves.