The Old Ways


Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 April 199019900428

Producer: E. O'CALLAGHAN


Play by Alan BERRIE. When stroke victim Tony Sharkey gets religion it spells misery for his wife and family.

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

28 Apr 1990 14:30-16:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Jan 1991 14:30-16:00 (RADIO 4)


Nigel Anthony (Actor)

Mark Mulholland (Actor)

Aine Mccartney (Actor)

Trudy Kelly (Actor)

Linda Wray (Actor)

Malcolm Douglas (Actor)

Paul Hamilton (Actor)

Alan Berrie (Author)

Eoin O'Callaghan (Producer)

Recorded on 1989-11-24

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It's back to the chalk paths for Robert Macfarlane, and a ghostly encounter is in store.

"Humans are like animals and like all animals we leave tracks as we walk. Pilgrim paths, green roads, drove roads, corpse roads, trods, leys, dykes, drongs, sarns, snickets, holloways, bostles, shutes, driftways, lichways, ridings, halterpaths, cartways, carneys, causeways, herepaths."

Author Robert Macfarlane follows some ancient routes in the UK and overseas. As well as having adventures on the way - as you do on foot - he ponders the creation of old paths, the people who trod them, and how they resonate in today's landscapes.

After various journeys, it's back to the chalk paths for Robert Macfarlane

and a ghostly encounter is in store..

Reader Dan Stevens.