Letters From A Diplomat

Douglas Hurd reads from his autobiography.

Episodes

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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.

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.

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.