Greek As A Treat

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys bent over grubby Greek grammars this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.

1: Academics in Arcadia or cold baths and irregular verbs. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys bent over grubby Greek grammars this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.

1: Academics in Arcadia or cold baths and irregular verbs. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling Wombs and Wandering Stars Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling Wombs and Wandering Stars Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

with Peter France.

3: Nakedness, Nudity, Games and Sex Of all the ancient peoples, the Greeks were the most sporting. They competed in the Olympics in the nude and seemed to value the male body - and mind - above the female. Can they teach us anything about sexual attitudes and practices? Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

with Peter France.

3: Nakedness, Nudity, Games and Sex Of all the ancient peoples, the Greeks were the most sporting. They competed in the Olympics in the nude and seemed to value the male body - and mind - above the female. Can they teach us anything about sexual attitudes and practices? Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

Unknown: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

Unknown: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections The most successful type of drama today - if you are measuring success in terms of the number of people who watch it - is TV soap opera, with its stories of the people next door, portraying characters and emotions with which we can identify. Theatre in Ancient Greece is quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters, people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. So is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections The most successful type of drama today - if you are measuring success in terms of the number of people who watch it - is TV soap opera, with its stories of the people next door, portraying characters and emotions with which we can identify. Theatre in Ancient Greece is quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters, people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. So is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

The fifth of six programmes presented by Peter France. "Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen": Democracy Celebrated

2.500 years ago, the small Greek city-state of Athens invented a new form of political regime, whose name stands virtually unchallenged today as the system under which all free-thinking peoples should live - but what did the Ancient Greeks mean by democracy? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

The fifth of six programmes presented by Peter France. "Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen": Democracy Celebrated

2.500 years ago, the small Greek city-state of Athens invented a new form of political regime, whose name stands virtually unchallenged today as the system under which all free-thinking peoples should live - but what did the Ancient Greeks mean by democracy? Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Peter France presents the last programme in the series. In Search of Greece The best of Greece is available from books, and it is far better to sit at home grappling with the grammar than to swan around the Aegean stomping over the sites - or so many teachers have taught. Millions disagree, and every year set out in search of the special thrill that comes from being where so many of the best things in life - from marble temples to flushing loos - began. What do they think when they get there? And what do the Greeks think of them? Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Peter France presents the last programme in the series. In Search of Greece The best of Greece is available from books, and it is far better to sit at home grappling with the grammar than to swan around the Aegean stomping over the sites - or so many teachers have taught. Millions disagree, and every year set out in search of the special thrill that comes from being where so many of the best things in life - from marble temples to flushing loos - began. What do they think when they get there? And what do the Greeks think of them? Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

First of six programmes. It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France , who once declared himself

"Greeceproof", makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.

1: Academics in Arcadia, or cold baths and irregular verbs.

Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

First of six programmes. It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France , who once declared himself

"Greeceproof", makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.

1: Academics in Arcadia, or cold baths and irregular verbs.

Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

Unknown: Peter France

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling wombs and wandering stars

Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science?

Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Presented by Peter France. 2: Rambling wombs and wandering stars

Greek myth tells how the moon fell in love with Endymion as he lay sleeping in a cave, and soothed him with gentle kisses so that he lay there for centuries in eternal youth and beauty. Now man has walked on the moon and we know that it's just a chunk of dead rock four-and-a-half billion years old. Can we learn anything from the Greeks about science?

Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Presented by Peter France. Of all the ancient peoples the Greeks were the most sporting. They competed in the Olympics in the nude and seemed to value the male body - and mind - above the female.

3: Nakedness, nudity, games and sex

Producer Kate McAII

* BBC BOOK: 'Greek as a Treat' by Peter France. From bookshops, price £15.99

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Presented by Peter France. Of all the ancient peoples the Greeks were the most sporting. They competed in the Olympics in the nude and seemed to value the male body - and mind - above the female.

3: Nakedness, nudity, games and sex

Producer Kate McAII

* BBC BOOK: 'Greek as a Treat' by Peter France. From bookshops, price £15.99

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii

Unknown: Peter France.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Presented By: Peter France.

Producer: Kate McAii

Unknown: Peter France.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections

The most successful drama today if you judge by the number of people who watch it is

TV soap opera. 't'heatre in Ancient Greece was quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters. people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. Is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections

The most successful drama today if you judge by the number of people who watch it is

TV soap opera. 't'heatre in Ancient Greece was quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters. people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. Is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]

Presented by Peter France. 5: "Your excellencies, my lords, ladies and gentlemen": Democracy celebrated

Two thousand five hundred years ago, the small Greek city-state of Athens invented a new form of political regime, whose name stands virtually unchallenged today - but what did the Ancient Greeks mean by democracy?

Producer Kate McAII

0 RADIO TIMES GREEK AS A

TREAT CRUISE: for details, see page

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]

Presented by Peter France. 5: "Your excellencies, my lords, ladies and gentlemen": Democracy celebrated

Two thousand five hundred years ago, the small Greek city-state of Athens invented a new form of political regime, whose name stands virtually unchallenged today - but what did the Ancient Greeks mean by democracy?

Producer Kate McAII

0 RADIO TIMES GREEK AS A

TREAT CRUISE: for details, see page

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]