Letters From A Diplomat

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography.

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Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career in the Foreign Office.

1: A Bowler Hat and a Tightly Furled

Umbrella. Douglas Hurd explains why he did not go straight into politics. Producer Jenni Russell

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Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career.

2: Parades and Peking Picnics

Douglas Hurd took the slow boat to China to join the small group of Western diplomats in Peking. Producer Jenni Russell

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Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his Foreign Office career. 3: The Centre of the Storm. Arriving at the UN just as the Suez crisis exploded, Douglas Hurd wrote in his diary: "The world is collapsing around us." Producer Jenni Russell

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Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career in the Foreign Office. 4: The Tyranny of Time Producer Jenni Russell

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The last of five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career in the Foreign Office.

Wars and Peacemakers. "After three years, the news reaching me became on the whole an enemy, not a friend. Turning on the news each morning became an anxiety, not a pleasant excitement."

Producer Jenni Russell

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01A Bowler Hat And A Tightly Furled Umbrella1996060320041004 (BBC7)
20041005 (BBC7)
20070326 (BBC7)

His political career began in the foreign office as a junior diplomat in 1952.

01A Bowler Hat And A Tightly Furled Umbrella1996060320041004 (BBC7)
20041005 (BBC7)
20070326 (BBC7)

His political career began in the foreign office as a junior diplomat in 1952.

02Parades And Peking Picnics1996061020041005 (BBC7)
20041006 (BBC7)
20070327 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography and talks about his time in China in the 1950s.

02Parades And Peking Picnics1996061020041005 (BBC7)
20041006 (BBC7)
20070327 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography and talks about his time in China in the 1950s.

03The Centre Of The Storm1996061720041006 (BBC7)
20041007 (BBC7)
20070328 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography and talks about his time with the United Nations in New York.

03The Centre Of The Storm1996061720041006 (BBC7)
20041007 (BBC7)
20070328 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography and talks about his time with the United Nations in New York.

04The Tyranny Of Time1996062420041007 (BBC7)
20041008 (BBC7)
20070329 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd talks about his life as a diplomat, his tolerant wife and his rule never to work later than 1.00am.

Douglas Hurd talks about his life as a diplomat, his tolerant wife and about not working after one am.

04The Tyranny Of Time1996062420041007 (BBC7)
20041008 (BBC7)
20070329 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd talks about his life as a diplomat, his tolerant wife and his rule never to work later than 1.00am.

Douglas Hurd talks about his life as a diplomat, his tolerant wife and about not working after one am.

05 LASTWar And Peacemakers1996070120041008 (BBC7)
20041009 (BBC7)
20070330 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd muses on the First Gulf War, German unification and Bosnia.

Reading from his autobiography, Douglas Hurd talks about the first Iraq war and what it was like to be in the War Cabinet.

05 LASTWar And Peacemakers1996070120041008 (BBC7)
20041009 (BBC7)
20070330 (BBC7)

Douglas Hurd muses on the First Gulf War, German unification and Bosnia.

Reading from his autobiography, Douglas Hurd talks about the first Iraq war and what it was like to be in the War Cabinet.