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Genome: [r4 Bd=19901117]

Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: Sally Bowles.

Producer: Martin Buckely

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901124]

Unknown: G Ballard

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901201]

Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901208]

Presenter: Michael Ignatieff

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901215]

Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Producer: Martin Buckley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901222]

Unknown: Anthony Burgess

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910403]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people. This week: novelist Anthony Burgess gives his personal view of the eternal city: Rome. Producer Martin Buckley Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Burgess

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910403]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910410]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people.

In the second programme, the writer, historian and television presenter

Michael Ignatieff takes you to one of his favourite cities - Moscow.

Producer Martin Buckley Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910410]

Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910417]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people. In the second programme, South African novelist Nadine Gordimer reflects on the vibrant and sometimes violent city of Johannesburg.

Producer Penny Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910417]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910424]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people. In the fourth programme, the poet Sir Stephen Spender remembers the decadent

Berlin of the 30s and talks of his friendship with Christopher Isherwood , creator of Sally Bowles. Producer Martin Buckley Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Spender

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: Sally Bowles.

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910424]

Unknown: Stephen Spender

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: Sally Bowles.

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910501]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people.

Christopher Hogwood , conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music, went to Prague in 1964 and spent what he calls 'the most musical year of my life'. In the fifth programme of the series, he reflects on life, culture and politics in Prague at a time when the Iron Curtain was firmly in place.

Producer Martin Buckley Stereo

Contributors

Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910501]

Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910508]

Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people. In the final programme in the series, J G Ballard , author of Empire of the Sun, describes how his childhood in Shanghai inspired his surreal and shocking fiction.

Producer Martin Buckley Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: G Ballard

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910508]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911026]

Johannesburg

Nadine Gordimer , winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for

Literature, describes the vibrancy and the violence of her native city.

Producer Penny Afzal

Contributors

Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920331]

San Francisco The series about people and cities begins a new run. Maya Angelou , author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brings her famous warmth and wit to bear on the city where she grew into womanhood. Producer Martin Buckley. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920331]

Unknown: Maya Angelou

Producer: Martin Buckley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920407]

Fez Python and film director Terry Gilliam describes his experiences of the Moroccan city of Fez. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920407]

Director: Terry Gilliam

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920414]

New York Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of Awakenings, evokes the extraordinary atmosphere of the city where he has lived - not without misgivings - since the 1960s. Producer Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920414]

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920421]

London Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing was raised in sunny Rhodesia. In 1949 she came to a dismal war-torn London - and stayed. Producer Marie Wynter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920421]

Unknown: Doris Lessing

Producer: Marie Wynter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920428]

Istanbul The historian John Julius Norwich takes us to one of the world's most exotic cities, and describes how ancient Istanbul has adapted to the modem world since his first visit in the 1950s. Producer Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920428]

Unknown: John Julius

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]

Venice In the last programme of the series, the sights, colour and atmosphere of "La Serenissima" are evoked through the mind of the painter Bridget Riley. Producer Chris Wines

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]

Unknown: Bridget Riley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920711]

The series about people and cities.

San Francisco

Maya Angelou , author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brings her warmth and wit to bear on San Francisco.

Producer Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920711]

Unknown: San Francisco

Unknown: Maya Angelou

Producer: Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920718]

Fez: with Python and film director Terry Gilliam. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920718]

Director: Terry Gilliam.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920725]

New York

Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, evokes the atmosphere of New York. Producer Martin Buckley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920725]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920801]

London with Doris Lessing , who recalls the dismal, war-torn London of 1949. Producer Marie Wynter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920801]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920815]

Paris: George Melly recalls the Paris of his youth. Producer Chris Wines

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920815]

Unknown: George Melly

Producer: Chris Wines

Programme Catalogue - Details: Berlin19901124

Producer: M. BUCKLEY

Next in series: JOHANNESBURG

Previous in series: SHANGHAI

Broadcast history

24 Nov 1990 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-14

Programme Catalogue - Details: Johannesburg19901201

Producer: P. AFZAL

Next in series: MOSCOW - IGNATIEFF

Previous in series: BERLIN

Broadcast history

01 Dec 1990 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

26 Oct 1991 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-07

Programme Catalogue - Details: Moscow19901208

- IGNATIEFF

Producer: M. BUCKLEY

Next in series: ROME

Previous in series: JOHANNESBURG

Broadcast history

08 Dec 1990 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-12-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: Rome19901222

Producer: M. BUCKLEY

Next in series: ROME

Previous in series: MOSCOW - IGNATIEFF

Broadcast history

22 Dec 1990 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-12-18

Programme Catalogue - Details: Shanghai19901117

Producer: M. BUCKLEY

Notes: IN RADIO 4 CON FOR STAND BY TRANSMISSION

Next in series: BERLIN

Broadcast history

17 Nov 1990 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-14