A Pebble In My Mouth

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200C01The Tramp Historical20000717

In five programmes, Michael Bywater reflects on the role of the tramp in society.

1: `The Tramp Historical'.

The tramp as wanderer, a marginal traveller who is sometimes viewed as divinely inspired and, at other times, reviled and rejected.

200C02The Tramp Fantastical20000718

In five programmes, Michael Bywater reflects on the role of the tramp in society.

2: `The Tramp Fantastical'.

A look at how tramps have been portrayed in story, song and film.

200C03The Tramp Malevolent20000719

In five programmes, Michael Bywater reflects on the role of the tramp in society.

3: `The Tramp Malevolent'.

He compares adult and childish views of tramps and considers how modern outcasts are generally viewed.

200C04The Tramp Ecstatic20000720

In five programmes, Michael Bywater reflects on the role of the tramp in society.

4: `The Tramp Ecstatic'.

The age-old figure of the wild beggar preacher, travelling from town to town preaching ruin and salvation.

200C05The Tramp Pedestrian20000721

5: `The Tramp Pedestrian'.

In the last of his series about the role of tramps in society, Michael Bywater reflects on the realities of the tramp's way of life.