A Night With

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Benjamin Zephaniah19970528

In the last of the series in which people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives, Benjamin Zephaniah, musician and Britain's most famous Rastafarian poet, talks about his night musings which provide inspiration for his work.

0101Anthony Holden19971112

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives.

1: Anthony Holden - night owl, gambler, journalist and biographer - talks intimately of Las Vegas, Don Giovanni and Princess Diana, and chooses music and readings which evoke night-time for him.

0102Ken Campbell19971119

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives.

2: Actor and playwright Ken Campbell unlocks the secrets of his nights and chooses poetry, prose and music which evoke night-time for him.

0103Frances Fyfield19971126

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives.

3: Crime writer Frances Fyfield, once afraid of the dark, now regularly undertakes nocturnal research for her books.

She chooses music and writing which evoke night-time for her.

0104Rick Stein19971203

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives.

4: Restaurateur Rick Stein recalls his experiences of the dark hours - night fishing expeditions with his father, teenage parties until dawn, and 22 years of night service at his seafood restaurant in Cornwall.

With music by the Doors and the rolling stones and words by Keats, Tennyson and Yeats.

0105Lesley Garrett19971210

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives.

5: Singer Lesley Garrett recalls some of her experiences of night, from memories of childhood to nights at the opera.

She introduces poetry, prose and music which evoke the night for her.

0106 LASTMary Coughlan19971217

In the last of the series, Irish singer and mother-of-five Mary Coughlan reflects on her experiences of the night and chooses the music and reading which evoke night-time for her.

0201Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub1998051619980525

Paul Allen talks to Magdi Yacoub, the eminent Egyptian-born heart and lung surgeon and pioneer of the artificial heart, who shares the music, poetry and prose which evoke the night for him.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

0202Annie Ross1998052319980601

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

2: Annie Ross chooses songs - both her own and by friends like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald - which she finds evoke nights in smoky jazz clubs.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

0202Annie Ross1998053119980601

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

2: Annie Ross chooses songs - both her own and by friends like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald - which she finds evoke nights in smoky jazz clubs.

0203Ramsey Campbell1998053019980608

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

3: Horror writer Ramsey Campbell chooses music which evokes the mystery of the night, and describes how he turns his real-life terror into fiction.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

0203Ramsey Campbell1998060719980608

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

3: Horror writer Ramsey Campbell chooses music which evokes the mystery of the night, and describes how he turns his real-life terror into fiction.

0204Caroline Flint1998060619980615

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

4: The former president of the Royal College of Midwives decided on her career when her fourth sister was born.

She shares the music which means most to her as she works through the night.

on the pressures of taking the stage alone, night after night.

0205Roger Deakin1998061319980622

Paul Allen talks to six people who regard the night as a special place.

5: The writer and conservationist describes his encounters with night creatures to the accompaniment of Paul McCartney and Loudon Wainwright, and extols the pleasures of Southend by night and twilight swimming under Cromer pier.

0205Roger Deakin1998062119980622
0206 LASTHelen Sharman1998062019980629

In the last of six programmes, Paul Allen talks to astronaut and scientist Helen Sharman about her experience of having travelled into the night sky and seen the lights of Earth through the windows of the Mir space station.

0206 LASTHelen Sharman1998062819980629
198B01Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub1998052419980525

Paul Allen talks to Magdi Yacoub, the eminent Egyptian-born heart and lung surgeon and pioneer of the artificial heart, who shares the music, poetry and prose which evoke the night for him.