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An Immaculate Mistake19970821

Scenes from `An Immaculate Mistake'.

From his autobiography, novelist Paul Bailey remembers a formidable but generous mother and the effect of Charles Dickens on his father.

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Unknown: Derek Jacobi

Unknown: Charles Dickens

Producer: John Tydeman

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Unknown: Henry Written

Read By: Colin Johnson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

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Reader: John Gerard.

Reader: Michael Williams.

Unknown: John Gerard

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Reader: Colin Davis.

Reader: Christopher Scott.

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Unknown: Emma Hockin.

Producer: John Theocharis

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Unknown: Nicholas Farrell

Unknown: Little Athens

Unknown: David Holbrook.

Director: Peter Kavanagh

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Unknown: John Howard

Reader: Hugh Dickson.

Producer: Rosie Greenham

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Unknown: Terry Molloy

Unknown: Stephen Pegg

Producer: Nigel Bryant

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Producer: Sally Avens

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A Diary without Dates by Enid Bagnold. Reader

Angela Pleasence.

Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo

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Reader: Enid Bagnold.

Reader: Angela Pleasence.

Producer: Sue Wilson.

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Reader: Enid Bagnold.

Reader: Angela Pleasence.

Producer: Sue Wilson.

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The last programme in the series.

Third Class to Dunkirk

Peter Hadley was an infantry officer at the time of the British army's escape from Dunkirk. This is his view of that event.

Reader John Rowe.

Producer Gerry Jones. Stereo

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Unknown: Peter Hadley

Reader: John Rowe.

Producer: Gerry Jones.

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Unknown: Peter Hadley

Reader: John Rowe.

Producer: Gerry Jones.

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Unknown: Edward Whymper

Read By: Richard Pasco.

Abridged By: James Edwards

Producer: Ian Cotterell

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Unknown: Olga Pyne Clarke

Director: Stuart Griffiths

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Unknown: William Roberts

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

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Unknown: Henry Collin Johnson

Producer: Andy Jordan

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Unknown: Lorelei King

Produced By: Adrian Bean.

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Unknown: William Roberts

Unknown: Bobby Fischer

Unknown: Fred Waitzkin.

Adapted By: Elizabeth Bradbury

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Unknown: Alma Guillermoprieto

Reader: Maggie Steed.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

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Unknown: Michael Williams

Unknown: John Gerard.

Producer: Shaun MacLouahlin

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Unknown: Neville Cardus

Reader: Struan Rodger.

Producer: Jane Morgan.

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Unknown: Ralph Richardson

Unknown: Michael Meyer

Adapted By: Elizabeth Bradbury

Producer: Martin Jenkins

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Reader: Danielle Alan.

Producer: David Benedictus

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Unknown: Kerry Shale

Producer: Sally Avens

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Unknown: Ralph Glasser

Producer: Hamish Wilson

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Unknown: Angela Pleasence

Unknown: Enid Bagnold.

Producer: Sue Wilson.

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Unknown: Don Henderson

Unknown: Duncan Campbell.

Produced By: Claire Grove.

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Unknown: Simon Treves

Unknown: Nicholas Tomalin

Producer: Stuart Griffiths.

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Unknown: Rudolf Krejcik

Reader: Karl Johnson.

Translated By: Frank Radd

Producer: Alan Drury

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Translated By: Michael Grant

Producer: Stuart Griffiths

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Unknown: Bill Naughton.

Unknown: Kenneth Cranham

Producer: Michael Adams.

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Unknown: Edward Whymper.

Read By: Richard Pasco.

Abridged By: James Edwards

Producer: Ian Cotterell

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Unknown: Neville Cardus.

Read By: Struan Rodger.

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NEW In the first of a a new series

Brian Sewell reads from

Peter Langan : A Memoir which completed

Peter Langan 's unfinished book A Life with Food. Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Sewell

Unknown: Peter Langan

Producer: Ned Chaillet.

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Unknown: Brian Sewell

Unknown: Peter Langan

Producer: Ned Chaillet.

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Bright Morning adapted from

Don Haworth 's Bright Morning: Images of a Lancashire Boyhood.

Read by Bernard Cribbins. Producer Alfred Bradley

Contributors

Unknown: Don Haworth

Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

Producer: Alfred Bradley

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Unknown: Don Haworth

Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

Producer: Alfred Bradley

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A compilation of stories from Colette's

Music-Hall Sidelights. A glimpse backstage reveals pirouetting ballerinas, a moving sea of silk and feather fans, and a child who doesn't want to grow up.

Read by Eleanor Bron. Translated by Helen Beauclerk Abridged by Davena Briggs

Producer Tracey Neale. Stereo

Contributors

Read By: Eleanor Bron.

Translated By: Helen Beauclerk

Abridged By: Davena Briggs

Producer: Tracey Neale.

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Read By: Eleanor Bron.

Translated By: Helen Beauclerk

Abridged By: Davena Briggs

Producer: Tracey Neale.

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Margery Mason reads an excerpt from

A South African

Childhood by Lily Herzberg. The South African diamond rush of the 1930s is the setting for this moving tale; a child's account of one of the very few female diamond diggers of the time - who was also a mother.

Producer Andy Jordan

Contributors

Unknown: Margery Mason

Unknown: Lily Herzberg.

Producer: Andy Jordan

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Unknown: Margery Mason

Unknown: Lily Herzberg.

Producer: Andy Jordan

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Further Travels with Henry Written and read by Collin Johnson.

Following last year's popular Travels with Henry, the story continues, describing the author's honeymoon and his experiences performing his one-man Henry V to farmers in New England, USA.

Director Andy Jordan. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Written

Read By: Collin Johnson.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Unknown: Henry Written

Read By: Collin Johnson.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Queen Victoria Is Very III

Janet Henfrey reads from the autobiography of Katherine Moore , who went up to Oxford in 1918, the year of the great flu epidemic. At that time, women were not allowed to take degrees as women's education was not considered important or even very proper. Producer Tessa Kendall

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Henfrey

Unknown: Katherine Moore

Producer: Tessa Kendall

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Unknown: Janet Henfrey

Unknown: Katherine Moore

Producer: Tessa Kendall

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Pip Torrens reads from The Prickotty Bush by Montagu Don.

A diary of his work creating a garden in Herefordshire.

Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown: Montagu Don.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Unknown: Montagu Don.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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To School Through the Fields: an Irish

Country Childhood Maggie Shevlin reads from Alice Taylor 's account of growing up on a farm in Co Cork, Ireland, in the 1940s. Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imne

Contributors

Unknown: Maggie Shevlin

Unknown: Alice Taylor

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imne

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Unknown: Maggie Shevlin

Unknown: Alice Taylor

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imne

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The last in the series of non-fictional readings. A Short Walk from Harrods

Dirk Bogarde surveys the full circle that has brought him back to London.

Abridged from a piece in the Independent on Sunday Director Janet Whitaker

Contributors

Director: Janet Whitaker

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Director: Janet Whitaker

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The return of the series of non-fictional readings.

A Passage to England by Nirad C Chaudhuri.

In 1955, Chaudhuri spent five brief weeks discovering England. In this extract he presents his view of the English attitude towards love.

Read by Sam Dastor. Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown: Nirad C Chaudhuri.

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Unknown: Nirad C Chaudhuri.

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Pack My Bag

William Rushton reads from Henry Green 's autobiography.

In 1939, anticipating the outbreak of war and despairing of surviving, Henry Green set down recollections of upper-class English life in the 1920s and 30s.

Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown: William Rushton

Unknown: Henry Green

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Unknown: William Rushton

Unknown: Henry Green

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Clem and the Clubs

Written and read by Margery Mason.

A touching narrative about the author's entree into the acting profession in 1927 - performing in working men's clubs with her mother's company, the Nora Clements Players. Director Andy Jordan. Stereo

Contributors

Read By: Margery Mason.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Read By: Margery Mason.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Scenes from an Immaculate Mistake

Reading from his recent autobiography, novelist

Paul Bailey remembers a formidable but generous mother, the effect of Charles Dickens on his father, the delights of the wireless and a curious need to walk the whole of London.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Bailey

Unknown: Charles Dickens

Producer: Duncan Minshull

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Unknown: Paul Bailey

Unknown: Charles Dickens

Producer: Duncan Minshull

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Pip Torrens reads from The Prickotty Bush, the story of a garden by Montagu Don. The book is his diary of the work involved in creating a garden in Herefordshire. Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown: Pip Torrens

Garden By: Montagu Don.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Unknown: Pip Torrens

Garden By: Montagu Don.

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Journey Home to Mother Gonga

Written and read by Carolyn Nandy.

Set in Ghana, a tale of dignity and humour in the face of death, and the fulfilling of one culture's customs while living in another.

Director Andy Jordan. Stereo

Contributors

Read By: Carolyn Nandy.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Read By: Carolyn Nandy.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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Peter Langan : a Memoir

Brian Sewell reads from Peter Langan 's A Life with Food.

Abridged by Brian Sewell Producer Ned Chaillet Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Langan

Unknown: Brian Sewell

Unknown: Peter Langan

Abridged By: Brian Sewell

Producer: Ned Chaillet

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Unknown: Peter Langan

Unknown: Brian Sewell

Abridged By: Brian Sewell

Producer: Ned Chaillet

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Into the Stratosphere by Auguste Piccard.

Read by Chris Wilkinson. The first ascent into the stratosphere in a balloon with an airtight cabin in 1930 was to have far-reaching consequences for modern aviation.

Abridged by James Edwards

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Auguste Piccard.

Read By: Chris Wilkinson.

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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Unknown: Auguste Piccard.

Read By: Chris Wilkinson.

Abridged By: James Edwards

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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Bright Morning

Bernard Cribbins reads from Bright Morning:

Images of a Lancashire

Boyhood by Don Haworth. Producer Alfred Bradley

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

Unknown: Don Haworth.

Producer: Alfred Bradley

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Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

Unknown: Don Haworth.

Producer: Alfred Bradley

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The Propaganda Machine

Richard Huggett recalls a childhood meeting with Sir Alexander Fleming. Producer Sarah Kilgarnff

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Huggett

Unknown: Sir Alexander Fleming.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

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Unknown: Richard Huggett

Unknown: Sir Alexander Fleming.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

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A Short Walk from Harrods

Dirk Bogarde surveys the full circle that has brought him back to London.

Director Janet Whitaker

Contributors

Director: Janet Whitaker

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In Isolation by Barry Chamish. As part of a sensory deprivation experiment, Marty and his companion prove to be trying, yet intriguing, guinea pigs. Read by Lou Hirsch. Producer Alexa Moore

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Chamish.

Read By: Lou Hirsch.

Producer: Alexa Moore

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Unknown: Barry Chamish.

Read By: Lou Hirsch.

Producer: Alexa Moore

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To School through the Fields: an Irish Country Childhood Maggie Shevlin reads from Alice Taylor 's account of growing up on a farm in 1940s Co Cork.

Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown: Maggie Shevlin

Unknown: Alice Taylor

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Unknown: Maggie Shevlin

Unknown: Alice Taylor

Abridged By: Georgina Brown

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

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Poets

John Gielgud reads from As We Were by E F Benson.

'When Lord Salisbury was asked why he had appointed Mr Alfred

Austin to succeed Lord

Tennyson, he said, "I don't think anybody else applied for the post."' Adapted by Donald Bancroft Director John Theochans Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: John Gielgud

Unknown: Mr Alfred

Adapted By: Donald Bancroft

Director: John Theochans

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Unknown: John Gielgud

Unknown: Mr Alfred

Adapted By: Donald Bancroft

Director: John Theochans

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Music-Hall Sidelights by Colette.

A glimpse backstage reveals pirouetting ballerinas, a moving sea of silk and feather fans and a child who doesn't want to grow up.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

Translated by Anne Marie Callimachi Adapted by Davena Briggs Producer Tracey Neale Stereo

Contributors

Read By: Eleanor Bron.

Translated By: Anne Marie CallimacHi

Adapted By: Davena Briggs

Producer: Tracey Neale

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Read By: Eleanor Bron.

Translated By: Anne Marie CallimacHi

Adapted By: Davena Briggs

Producer: Tracey Neale

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A Memory of Dylan Thomas

Michael Redgrave reads Patric Dickinson 's reminiscence in hexameters.

Producer R D Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Dylan Thomas

Unknown: Michael Redgrave

Unknown: Patric Dickinson

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Unknown: Dylan Thomas

Unknown: Michael Redgrave

Unknown: Patric Dickinson

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Another series of nine readings.

This week: "Should we keep well within ourselves or should we explore our personal limits, take risks, face death?" Just one of several questions

Jim Perrin asks in For Arnold

Pines, a personal essay on climbing mountains.

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

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Unknown: Jim Perrin

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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If Pigs Could Fly

Rory Maclean 's trip to Budapest is waylaid; he must stop off in Potsdam to console Zita...

Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

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Unknown: Rory MacLean

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

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Over the Top and Far Away

Miles Kington reads from his book Steaming

Through Britain about the Settle-Carlisle line.

Producer Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo

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Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

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On Stage by Jerome K Jerome. Adapted and read by Stephen Surrey.

Producer David Benedictus

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Unknown: Jerome K Jerome.

Read By: Stephen Surrey.

Producer: David Benedictus

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The Discovery of the Bismarck by R D Ballard.

The undersea explorer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic chronicles his search at the bottom of the Atlantic for Hitler's prize battleship.

Read by Ed Bishop.

Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo

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Read By: Ed Bishop.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

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The Royal Smut-Hound by Kenneth Tynan.

Read by Stephen Fry. The famously acerbic attack on the play-censoring activities of the Lord Chamberlain.

Producer David Benedictus

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Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

Read By: Stephen Fry.

Producer: David Benedictus

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Gudrun Ure reads from

The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant , the Scots 19th-century novelist who was tragically widowed early in life, and whose six children all died before her. Producer Marilyn Imrie. Stereo

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Unknown: Gudrun Ure

Unknown: Margaret Oliphant

Producer: Marilyn Imrie.

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Trees of Paradise by Richard Edmunds and Nigel Hughes.

In the last programme of the series

Richard Edmunds reads a vivid account of the writers' search for an ancient Papua New Guinean rain-forest.

Director Andy Jordan. Stereo

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Unknown: Richard Edmunds

Unknown: Nigel Hughes.

Director: Andy Jordan.

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A Tango From the Strand

"One name curled round my heart, St Anthony in Roseland!"

Crawford Logan reads an extract from H V Morton's 1927 book In Search of England. Producer Patrick Rayner. Stereo

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Unknown: Crawford Logan

Producer: Patrick Rayner.

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Schreiner

South African novelist and essayist Olive Schreiner has a claim to be the pioneer of modem feminism. Gillian Cally reads extracts from her writings.

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

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Unknown: Olive Schreiner

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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Niall Sean O'Casey 's son Niall died of leukaemia a few weeks before his 21st brithday. For four years the Irish playwright kept a journal of his grief, which was finally published last year. Denys Hawthorne reads.

Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo

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Unknown: Niall Sean O'Casey

Unknown: Denys Hawthorne

Producer: Ned Chaillet.

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John Barleycorn

Jack London was larger than life in everything, including his drinking binges. Three years before he died, he published this account of his struggles and obsession with the bottle. Read by Bob Sherman.

Producer Brian Miller. Stereo

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Unknown: John Barleycorn

Unknown: Jack London

Read By: Bob Sherman.

Producer: Brian Miller.

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A Turn in the South

On the 15th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley , novelist and travel writer V S Naipaul recalls a visit to Graceland, the Presley mansion on a hill, and Nashville, the capital of country music.

Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Will Cantopher Stereo

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Unknown: Elvis Presley

Read By: Sam Dastor.

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Adventures of a Super-Tramp by W H Davies.

These unique memoirs were published in 1908 by a young Englishman who went "on the road" for several years in the USA in the 1890s and early 1900s. The gentle and warm style has made this collection a favourite for more than 80 years.

Read by Hugh Dickson. Producer Brian Miller. Stereo

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Unknown: H Davies.

Read By: Hugh Dickson.

Producer: Brian Miller.

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Fragments of a Life The Road to Auschwitz

Hedi Fried reads abridged extracts from her autobiography.

The true and harrowing story of what happened to one Jewish family during the Nazi occupation of Hungary during the Second World War. Director Andy Jordan Stereo

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Director: Andy Jordan

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The Wonderful

Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands Mary Seacole 's autobiography, a bestseller when it was originally published in 1857, chronicles her travels and experiences for a Victorian public. Bom in Jamaica in 1805, Mary was a notable figure in the Crimean War and deserves to stand beside Florence

Nightingale but is seldom accorded even a footnote today. Yet, this remarkable lady earned medals for her bravery and won the admiration of the Victorian world she lived in. Read by Joan-Ann Maynard.

Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Tracey Neale

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Unknown: Mrs Seacole

Unknown: Mary Seacole

Read By: Joan-Ann Maynard.

Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury

Producer: Tracey Neale

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A new series begins with El Alamein by Peter Luke. On the moonlit night of 23 October 1942, at 10.00pm precisely, the British launched their infantry attack at el-Alamein. One of the young officers, the playwright Peter Luke , remembers the battle as he muddled through it. Producer John Theocharis.

Stereo

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Unknown: El Alamein

Unknown: Peter Luke.

Producer: John Theocharis.

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Low Life by Jeffrey Bernard.

From the columns of The

Spectator, the paunchy underbelly of Soho life seen through the red-rimmed eyes of Jeffrey Bernard and read by his brother. Oliver.

Producer David Benedictus

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Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard.

Producer: David Benedictus

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Goodbye Little England

Clancy Sigal was a refugee from McCarthyism who made his home and his living in Britain for 30 years. On the eve of Major's accession to power he returned to California.

This is a wry look back at those years and a permanent foreigner's view of life in Britain as lived today.

Read by Lewis Hancock. Producer Dave Sheasby

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Read By: Lewis Hancock.

Producer: Dave Sheasby

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No Fur, No Feathers At the beginning of last year the actress

Caroline Blakiston set about learning her lines for the role of the eccentric governess in Chekhov's The Cherry

Orchard. This time though the lines were in the original Russian. A couple of months later she was on stage by the Black Sea, the lone English performer with the provincial theatre company of Taganrog,

Chekhov's birthplace. As opening night arrived, the cast greeted her with: "No fur, no feathers" - the Russian equivalent of "break a leg".

Producer Richard Bannerman

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Unknown: Caroline Blakiston

Producer: Richard Bannerman

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American Journals by Albert Camus.

In the late 1940s, Camus travelled first to the United States, then to South

America. His journal of these journeys provides a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most original writers of the century. Read by Clive Merrison.

Abridged and produced by Cherry Cookson. Stereo

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Unknown: Albert Camus.

Read By: Clive Merrison.

Produced By: Cherry Cookson.

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A Smell of Burning

In December 1942, a 17-year-old Russian girl left her high school to join an Airfield Maintenance

Battalion in the Leningrad region. For three years

Inna Froug kept a diary: the account of a spirited girl quickly maturing in the face of harsh reality. Abridged and read by Elizabeth Morgan.

Director John Theocharis

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Unknown: Inna Froug

Read By: Elizabeth Morgan.

Director: John Theocharis

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The Tight Red

Rope

The subject of motherhood inspires poems of extraordinary passion and vitality. Katie Campbell presents a special collection for Mother's Day: from the formal musings of the 17th-century literary ladies to the elation and despair of contemporary women poets. The readers are Jenny Agutter and Adjoa Andoh.

Producer Claire Grove

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Unknown: Katie Campbell

Unknown: Jenny Agutter

Producer: Claire Grove

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The Endless Knot by Kurt Diemberger.

Read by Frederick Jaeger. A mountaineering love story, Kurt Diemberger 's account of climbing K2 with Julie Tullis is one of high drama and heroic endurance, of triumph followed by tragedy. Adapted and produced by Keith Hindell

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Unknown: Kurt Diemberger.

Read By: Frederick Jaeger.

Unknown: Julie Tullis

Produced By: Keith Hindell

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Evenings in the Orchestra by Hector Berlioz. Berlioz often travelled across Europe with an orchestra, and the tales told on these travels were recorded by him and published in 1852. Tim Pigott-Smith reads a selection of these stories.

The scene is the orchestra pit of a provincial opera house, the cast the conductor and musicians. Translated by C R Fortescue Abridged by Davena Briggs Producer Tracy Neale

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Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith

Abridged By: Davena Briggs

Producer: Tracy Neale

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The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger.

In this "classic of travel writing" the author recalls the time that he spent living in the Southern

Marshes of Iraq during the 1950s. Atmospheric and evocative, the book records a water-dominated way of life that had remained unchanged for 5,000 years, but which is now almost destroyed. Read by David Holt. Producer Anne Edyvean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930418]

Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger.

Read By: David Holt.

Producer: Anne Edyvean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930425]

Crispin Written and read by Sheila Steafel.

"When I started out as an actress it really irritated me when one of my fellow artistes brought their dog into rehearsal. But that was before.... Crispin." Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930425]

Unknown: Crispin Written

Read By: Sheila Steafel.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930502]

Underfoot in Showbusiness

Read by Rosemary leach. Helene Hanff , the author of 84, Charing Cross Road, wrote this delightful account of her early days as a struggling writer on the edge of showbusiness in 1961. Producer Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930502]

Read By: Rosemary Leach.

Read By: Helene Hanff

Producer: Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930509]

Give War a Chance byPJO'Rourke.

Described variously as intellectual thug, neofascist and moral satirist, O'Rourke's thoughts on the Gulf War offer something to offend everyone.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930509]

Read By: Stuart Milligan.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930516]

The Attack on the Dams by J E Morpurgo.

On the 50th anniversary of the "Dambusters" raid, Francis Matthews reads from the biography of Barnes Wallis , inventor of the bouncing bombs. Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930516]

Unknown: Francis Matthews

Unknown: Barnes Wallis

Producer: David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930531]

A Tango from the Strand Crawford Logan reads an extract from H V Morton's In Search of England.

Producer Patrick Rayner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930531]

Unknown: Crawford Logan

Producer: Patrick Rayner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930601]

Niall Sean O'Casey 's youngest son Niall died of leukaemia a few weeks before his

21st birthday. For four years the great Irish playwright kept a private journal of his grief. Read by Denys Hawthorne. Producer Ned Chaillet

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930601]

Unknown: Sean O'Casey

Read By: Denys Hawthorne.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930602]

Lowlife by Jeffrey Bernard.

From the columns of The

Spectator, the paunchy underbelly of Soho life seen through the red-rimmed eyes of Jeffrey Bernard and read by his brother, Oliver.

Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930602]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

Fragments of a Life The Road to Auschwitz

Written and read by Hedi Fried.

Hedi Fried and her younger sister survived

Auschwitz, slave labour in Hamburg and Bergen-

Belsen. This is their story. Translated by Michael Meyer Abridged and directed by Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

Read By: Hedi Fried.

Translated By: Michael Meyer

Directed By: Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931114]

First in a series of six readings from non-fiction works.

The Expense o/Gbry: A Life of John Reith by Ian Mcintyre. The author reads of Lord Reith's last days at the BBC from his new biography. Producer Ned Chaillet

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931114]

Unknown: John Reith

Unknown: Ian McIntyre.

Producer: Ned Chaillet

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931121]

A Clown Too Many. As a tribute to the entertainer who died earlier this year, Ken Dodd reads from Les Dawson's autobiography.

Producer Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931121]

Unknown: Ken Dodd

Producer: Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931128]

The Life of the Bee. In the extraordinary complexity of the hive, Maurice Maeterlinck traces an astonishing analogue for human destiny. Read by Samuel West. Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931128]

Unknown: Maurice Maeterlinck

Read By: Samuel West.

Producer: David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931205]

Fundamental Masculinity. Earlier this year Kenneth Tynan 's provocative essay on the female bottom was broadcast.

Tonight poets Katie Campbell and Fiona Pitt-Kethley return the compliment with their own views on the male posterior. Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931205]

Unknown: Kenneth Tynan

Unknown: Katie Campbell

Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Producer: David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931212]

Report from the Gallows.

In prison and tortured by the Nazis, Julius Fucik , Czech patriot, kept an astonishing diary. Readers Frank Kovacs and Hana-Maria Pravda.

Abridged by Julia Jones

Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931212]

Unknown: Julius Fucik

Readers: Frank Kovacs

Unknown: Maria Pravda.

Abridged By: Julia Jones

Producer: David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]

Eating Children. An extract from the autobiography of feminist writer Jill Tweedie who died of motor neurone disease last month. Producer David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]

Unknown: Jill Tweedie

Producer: David Benedictus

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

1: The Man Who Planted Trees

By Jean Giono. Read by Bill Paterson. Producer Andy Jordan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

1: The Man Who Planted Trees

By Jean Giono. Read by Bill Paterson. Producer Andy Jordan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]

Unknown: Jean Giono.

Read By: Bill Paterson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]

Unknown: Jean Giono.

Read By: Bill Paterson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

2: The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger. Read by David Holt. Producer Anne Edyvean Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

2: The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger. Read by David Holt. Producer Anne Edyvean Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]

Read By: David Holt.

Producer: Anne Edyvean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]

Read By: David Holt.

Producer: Anne Edyvean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

3: Snoek Piquanteby Susan Cooper , read by Anna Massey. Producer Julia Butt Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

3: Snoek Piquanteby Susan Cooper , read by Anna Massey. Producer Julia Butt Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]

Unknown: Susan Cooper

Read By: Anna Massey.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]

Unknown: Susan Cooper

Read By: Anna Massey.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

4: The Orton Diaries. John Sessions reads from the diaries of Joe Orton. Producer Ned Chaillet Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.

4: The Orton Diaries. John Sessions reads from the diaries of Joe Orton. Producer Ned Chaillet Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Joe Orton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Joe Orton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]

Tenbyby Norman Lewis , read by Ronald Pickup. Taken from the author's autobiography. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]

Tenbyby Norman Lewis , read by Ronald Pickup. Taken from the author's autobiography. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]

Unknown: Tenbyby Norman Lewis

Read By: Ronald Pickup

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]

Unknown: Tenbyby Norman Lewis

Read By: Ronald Pickup

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970821]

Scenes from An Immaculate Mistake.

From his autobiography, Paul Bailey recalls a formidable mother and the effect that Charles Dickens had on his father.

Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970821]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970828]

Granada. Hans Christian Andersen 's visit to the city in the 1860s brought out some stark contrasts -the gaiety of the street festivals and the strange menace of the Alhambra. Read by Hugh Dickson.

Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970828]

Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

Read By: Hugh Dickson.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970904]

Another opportunity to hear selected programmes from the series.

Telling Stories. Life imitates art in movieland, in a strange account by novelist Russell Hoban. Read by Joss Ackland.

Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970904]

Unknown: Russell Hoban.

Read By: Joss Ackland.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970911]

Another opportunity to hear selected programmes from the series.

I Morti. Novelist Tim Parks asks why the Italians bury their dead vertically. He investigates near Verona. Reader Nigel Anthony.

Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970911]

Unknown: Tim Parks

Reader: Nigel Anthony.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Granada19970828

`Granada'.

Hans Christian Andersen's visit to the city in the 1860s brought out some stark contrasts - the gaiety of the street festivals and the strange menace of the Alhambra.

Read by Hugh Dickson

I Morti19970911

Another opportunity to hear selected programmes from the series.

`I Morti'.

Why is it that the Italians bury their dead vertically? asks novelist Tim Parks.

He investigates near Verona.

Read by Nigel Anthony

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Diary Without Dates19900506

Producer: S.

WILSON

Next in series: THIRD CLASS TO DUNKIRK

Previous in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICAS CUP

Description

By Enid BAGNOLD.

Read by Angela PLEASENCE.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 May 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Sep 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Enid Bagnold (Author)

Angela Pleasence (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Diary Without Dates19900905

First broadcast on 1990-05-06

Producer: S.

WILSON

Next in series: THIRD CLASS TO DUNKIRK

Previous in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICAS CUP

Description

By Enid BAGNOLD.

Read by Angela PLEASENCE.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 May 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Sep 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Enid Bagnold (Author)

Angela Pleasence (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Diary Without Dates19901228

First broadcast on 1990-05-06

Producer: S.

WILSON

Next in series: THIRD CLASS TO DUNKIRK

Previous in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICAS CUP

Description

By Enid BAGNOLD.

Read by Angela PLEASENCE.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 May 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Sep 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Enid Bagnold (Author)

Angela Pleasence (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Italian Dream19900311

Producer: TYDEMAN, John

Next in series: TRAVELS WITH HENRY

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - An Italian Dream.

Derek Jacobi reads an extract from a travel sketch from 'Pictures From Italy' by Charles DICKENS.

Producer: John Tydeman.

OTN:SLN007/90DB6768 TXN/TDT:R4 11-Mar-1990 CON:DICKENS Charles (auth) JACOBI Derek (rdr) TYDEMAN John (prod) WTL:Italian Dream, An / Pictures From Italy

Broadcast history

11 Mar 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Charles Dickens (Author)

John Tydeman (Producer)

Derek Jacobi (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 518871.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Jesuit In The Tower19900325

Producer: MACLOUGHLIN, S

Next in series: KILVERT'S CORNISH DIARY

Previous in series: TRAVELS WITH HENRY

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - A Jesuit in the Tower.

Michael Williams reads an extract from the work by John GERARD.

Producer: Shaun MacLouglin.

OTN:TBS010/90DB6896 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Mar-1990 CON:GERARD John (auth) WILLIAMS Michael (rdr) MACLOUGHLIN Shaun (prod) WTL:Jesuit In the Tower, A

Broadcast history

25 Mar 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Aug 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Gerard (Author)

Shaun Macloughlin (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 518870.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Jesuit In The Tower19900815

First broadcast on 1990-03-25

Producer: MACLOUGHLIN, S

Next in series: KILVERT'S CORNISH DIARY

Previous in series: TRAVELS WITH HENRY

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - A Jesuit in the Tower.

Michael Williams reads an extract from the work by John GERARD.

Producer: Shaun MacLouglin.

OTN:TBS010/90DB6896 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Mar-1990 CON:GERARD John (auth) WILLIAMS Michael (rdr) MACLOUGHLIN Shaun (prod) WTL:Jesuit In the Tower, A

Broadcast history

25 Mar 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Aug 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Gerard (Author)

Shaun Macloughlin (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 518870.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Little Athens19900408

Producer: P.

KAVANAGH

Next in series: THE STATE OF THE PRISONS

Previous in series: KILVERT'S CORNISH DIARY

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - A Little Athens.

Nicholas Farrell raeds an extract from the work by David HOLBROOK.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh.

OTN:SLN012/90DB6840 TXN/TDT:R4 08-Apr-1990 CON:HOLBROOK David (auth) FARRELL Nicholas (rdr) KAVANAGH Peter (prod) WTL:Little Athens, A

Broadcast history

08 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Holbrook (Author)

Peter Kavanagh (Producer)

Nicholas Farrell (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 518841.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Samba Night19900812

Producer: D.

MINSHULL

Next in series: NEVILLE CARDUS'S CRICKETING HEROES

Previous in series: I'M WITH THE BAND

Description

"The drums slammed into action, there was a piercing short whistle, the dancers bounced into the air...." Alma GUILLERMOPRIETO's account of the night all Brazil waits for.

Read by Maggie STEED, produced by Duncan MINSHULL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

12 Aug 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alma Guillermoprieto (Author)

Duncan Minshull (Producer)

Maggie Steed (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: All Parrots Speak19960102

First broadcast on 1994-11-27

Producer: KATE MCALL

Next in series: THE DESERT OF MERV

Previous in series: FIGARO HERE, FIGARO THERE

Description

John GUERRASIO reads a traveller's tale of psittacine addiction written by Paul BOWLES.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Nov 1994 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

02 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Paul Bowles (Author)

Kate Mcall (Producer)

John Guerrasio (rdr)

Recorded on 1994-11-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: As Others See Us19960109

- LETTERS HOME

First broadcast on 1995-04-23

Producer: L.

OSBORNE

Next in series: THE KINGDOM BY THE SEA

Previous in series: LETTERS HOME

Description

Readings presenting Britain through the eyes of settlers & visitors.

Part 4: Letters Home by Sylvia PLATH.

Read by Buffy DAVIES.

Broadcast history

23 Apr 1995 (RADIO 4)

09 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sylvia Plath (Author)

Lisa Osborne (Producer)

Buffy Davies (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-02-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: At Sea With The Americas Cup19900429

Producer: S.

AVENS

Next in series: A DIARY WITHOUT DATES

Previous in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICA'S CUP

Description

A confirmed landlubber's appraisal of the world's greatest yacht race from P.

J.

O'ROURKE's 'Holidays In Hell'.

Read by Kerry SHALE.

Produced by Sally Avens.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Aug 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

P O'Rourke (Author)

Sally Avens (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: At Sea With The Americas Cup19900829

First broadcast on 1990-04-29

Producer: S.

AVENS

Next in series: A DIARY WITHOUT DATES

Previous in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICA'S CUP

Description

A confirmed landlubber's appraisal of the world's greatest yacht race from P.

J.

O'ROURKE's 'Holidays In Hell'.

Read by Kerry SHALE.

Produced by Sally Avens.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Aug 1990 09:40-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

P O'Rourke (Author)

Sally Avens (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: At Sea With The America's Cup19900429

Producer: AVENS, Sally

Next in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICAS CUP

Previous in series: WAITING IN THE WINGS, SITTING IN THE STALLS

Description

SBH:AT SEA WITH THE AMERICA'S CUP from "Holidays in Hell" by P.J.

O'Rourke.

Read by Kerry Shale.

Produced for "Reading Aloud" by Sally Avens.

OTN:TLN017/90DB6872 TXN/TDT:R4 29-Apr-1990 CON:O'ROURKE P.

J.

(auth) SHALE Kerry (rdr) AVENS Sally (prod) WTL:At Sea with the America's Cup, an extract from Holidays in Hell by P.J.

Broadcast history

29 Apr 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

P O'Rourke (Author)

Sally Avens (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 501977.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Do Not Go Gentle19900729

Producer: P.

KAVANAGH

Next in series: I'M WITH THE BAND

Previous in series: HOUSE PARTIES

Description

'Do Not Go Gentle': William ROBERTS reads an extract from 'Love's Executioner' written by Irvin D.

YALOM.

Produced by Peter Kavanagh.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jul 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Irvin Yalom (Author)

Peter Kavanagh (Producer)

William Roberts (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: First Ascent Of The Matterhorn19900715

Producer: I.

COTTERELL

Next in series: HOUSE PARTIES

Previous in series: THIRD CLASS TO DUNKIRK

Description

Programme 1 (of 10): Edward WHYMPER's account of 'The First Ascent of the Matterhorn', read by Richard PASCO, abridged by James EDWARDS & produced by Ian COTTERELL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

15 Jul 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

James Edwards (adap)

Edward Whymper (Author)

Ian Cotterell (Producer)

Richard Pasco (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: First Ascent Of The Matterhorn19901224

First broadcast on 1990-07-15

Producer: I.

COTTERELL

Next in series: HOUSE PARTIES

Previous in series: THIRD CLASS TO DUNKIRK

Description

Programme 1 (of 10): Edward WHYMPER's account of 'The First Ascent of the Matterhorn', read by Richard PASCO, abridged by James EDWARDS & produced by Ian COTTERELL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

15 Jul 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

James Edwards (adap)

Edward Whymper (Author)

Ian Cotterell (Producer)

Richard Pasco (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: House Parties19900722

Producer: S.

GRIFFITHS

Next in series: DO NOT GO GENTLE

Previous in series: FIRST ASCENT OF THE MATTERHORN

Description

'House Parties': Olga Pyne CLARKE reads a chapter from her autobiography 'She Came Of Decent People'.

Produced by Stuart GRIFFITHS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Jul 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Olga Clarke (Author)

Stuart Griffiths (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-07-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: I'm With The Band19900805

Producer: A.

BEAN

Next in series: A SAMBA NIGHT

Previous in series: DO NOT GO GENTLE

Description

Lorelei KING reads 'Let Me Put It In, It Feels All Right' from Pamela DES BARRES' 60s memoirs 'I'm With The Band'.

Abridged and produced by Adrian BEAN.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

05 Aug 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Lorelei King (Actor)

Adrian Bean (adap)

Pamela Des Barres (Author)

Recorded on 1990-06-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: In My Own Time19950903

Producer: M.

RUSSELL

Next in series: ABERDEEN TRAWLER

Previous in series: UNDER MY SKIN

Description

SBH:In My Own Time - Nina BAWDEN tells the story of her schizophrenic son's life.

Producer: Mairi Russell.

OTN:TLN520/95DM6454 TXN/TDT:R4 03-Sep-1995 CON:BAWDEN Nina (auth) BAWDEN Nina (rdr) RUSSELL Mairi (prod) WTL:In My Own Time

Broadcast history

03 Sep 1995 (RADIO 4)

23 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nina Bawden (Author)

Mairi Russell (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 696076.

Programme Catalogue - Details: In My Own Time19960123

First broadcast on 1995-09-03

Producer: M.

RUSSELL

Next in series: ABERDEEN TRAWLER

Previous in series: UNDER MY SKIN

Description

SBH:In My Own Time - Nina BAWDEN tells the story of her schizophrenic son's life.

Producer: Mairi Russell.

OTN:TLN520/95DM6454 TXN/TDT:R4 03-Sep-1995 CON:BAWDEN Nina (auth) BAWDEN Nina (rdr) RUSSELL Mairi (prod) WTL:In My Own Time

Broadcast history

03 Sep 1995 (RADIO 4)

23 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nina Bawden (Author)

Mairi Russell (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 696076.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Kilvert's Cornish Diary19900401

Producer: J.

THEOCHARIS

Next in series: A LITTLE ATHENS

Previous in series: A JESUIT IN THE TOWER

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - KILVERT'S CORNISH DIARY.

Christopher Scott reads extracts from the diary of Rev.

Francis Kilvert in which he recorded a holiday spent with William & Emma Hocken in Cornwall from 19th July - 5th August 1870.

Compiled by H.

Colin Davis.

Producer: John Theocharis.

OTN:TLN010/90DC6798 TXN/TDT:R4 01-Apr-1990 CON:KILVERT Francis (auth) SCOTT Christopher (rdr) DAVIS H.

Colin (ed) THEOCHARIS John (prod) WTL:Kilvert's Diary

Broadcast history

01 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Francis Kilvert (Author)

H Davis (ed)

John Theocharis (Producer)

Christopher Scott (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 383002.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Madame Sadie's Salon19901223

Producer: D.

BENEDICTUS

Next in series: A LIFE WITH FOOD

Previous in series: ON THE PIG'S BACK

Description

Jane WHITTENSHAW reads an extract from 'The Quivering Tree' by Sylvia HAYMON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1990 21:30-21:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sylvia Haymon (Author)

David Benedictus (Producer)

Jane Whittenshaw (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-11-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Neville Cardus's Cricketing Heroes19900819

Producer: J.

MORGAN

Next in series: THAT WAS BUSINESS, THIS IS PERSONAL

Previous in series: A SAMBA NIGHT

Description

'Cricketing Heroes' read by Struan Rodger.

"I would rather go into a pub with half a dozen North Country cricketers than into all the studios, penthouses, Athenaeum & Saville Clubs in London.

I have tried both, so I know."

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

cricket

Broadcast history

19 Aug 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Neville Cardus (Author)

Jane Morgan (Producer)

Struan Rodger (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Neville Cardus's Cricketing Heroes19901227

First broadcast on 1990-08-19

Producer: J.

MORGAN

Next in series: THAT WAS BUSINESS, THIS IS PERSONAL

Previous in series: A SAMBA NIGHT

Description

'Cricketing Heroes' read by Struan Rodger.

"I would rather go into a pub with half a dozen North Country cricketers than into all the studios, penthouses, Athenaeum & Saville Clubs in London.

I have tried both, so I know."

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

cricket

Broadcast history

19 Aug 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 17:30-17:50 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Neville Cardus (Author)

Jane Morgan (Producer)

Struan Rodger (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-07-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: On The Pig's Back19901209

Producer: ADAMS, M

Next in series: ON THE PIG'S BACK

Previous in series: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

09 Dec 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bill Naughton (Author)

Michael Adams (Producer)

Kenneth Cranham (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-10-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: On The Pig's Back19901216

Producer: ADAMS, M

Next in series: MADAME SADIE'S SALON

Previous in series: ON THE PIG'S BACK

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

16 Dec 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bill Naughton (Author)

Michael Adams (Producer)

Kenneth Cranham (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-10-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sitting In The Stalls, Waiting In The Wings19900422

Producer: N.

BRYANT

Next in series: WAITING IN THE WINGS, SITTING IN THE STALLS

Previous in series: THE STATE OF THE PRISONS

Description

From Stephen PEGG's 'Just Some Stories For Eleanor', read by Terry MOLLOY.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Stephen Pegg (Author)

Nigel Bryant (Producer)

Terry Molloy (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-04-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Stop The Press I Want To Get On19900916

Producer: S.

GRIFFITHS

Next in series: THE FIRE OF ROME

Previous in series: THAT WAS BUSINESS, THIS IS PERSONAL

Description

Simon TREVES reads from 'Stop The Press I Want To Get On' - Nicholas TOMALIN's advice on how to break into national journalism.

Produced by Stuart GRIFFITHS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nicholas Tomalin (Author)

Stuart Griffiths (Producer)

Simon Treves (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-09-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ten Days That Shook Czechoslovakia19901125

Producer: J.

DRURY

Next in series: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Previous in series: THE FIRE OF ROME

Description

Second in series of non-fiction readings.

1/2 extracts from Rudolf KREJCIK's eyewitness account of the events in Prague a year ago.

Read by Karl JOHNSON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Nov 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rudolf Krejcik (Author)

Alan Drury (Producer)

Karl Johnson (rdr)

Frank Radd (tr)

Recorded on 1990-11-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ten Days That Shook Czechoslovakia19901202

Producer: J.

DRURY

Next in series: ON THE PIG'S BACK

Previous in series: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Description

Third in series of non-fiction readings.

2/2 extracts from Rudolf KREJCIK's eyewitness account of the events in Prague a year ago.

Read by Karl JOHNSON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

02 Dec 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rudolf Krejcik (Author)

Alan Drury (Producer)

Karl Johnson (rdr)

Frank Radd (tr)

Recorded on 1990-11-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: That Was Business, This Is Personal19900909

Producer: C.

GROVE

Next in series: STOP THE PRESS I WANT TO GET ON

Previous in series: NEVILLE CARDUS'S CRICKETING HEROES

Description

Don HENDERSON reads 'The Face', an extract from 'That Was Business, This Is Personal' written by Duncan CAMPBELL.

Abridged and produced by Claire GROVE.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

09 Sep 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Claire Grove (adap)

Duncan Campbell (Author)

Don Henderson (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-08-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Desert Of Merv19950924

First broadcast on 1994-12-11

Producer: D.

MINSHULL

Next in series: LETTERS FROM ENGLAND

Previous in series: ALL PARROTS SPEAK

Description

Colin THUBRON's most recent trip was to the countries of Central Asia after the collapse of the USSR.

And Merv itself? A place of ghosts, dust and the strains of the Dutah.

Read by David Horovitch & produced by Duncan MINSHULL.

Subject Categories

turkmenistan

readings programmes (programme format)

travel and exploration programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

11 Dec 1994 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Sep 1995 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Colin Thubron (Author)

Duncan Minshull (Producer)

David Horovitch (rdr)

Recorded on 1994-09-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Fire Of Rome19901118

Producer: S.

GRIFFITHS

Next in series: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Previous in series: STOP THE PRESS I WANT TO GET ON

Description

Series of non-fiction readings.

The account by the great Roman historian Tacitus of the fire of Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero.

How far was Nero responsible? Read by John SHRAPNEL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

18 Nov 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Tacitus (Author)

Stuart Griffiths (Producer)

John Shrapnel (rdr)

Michael Grant (tr)

Recorded on 1990-10-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The State Of The Prisons19900415

Producer: R.

GREENHAM

Next in series: SITTING IN THE STALLS, WAITING IN THE WINGS

Previous in series: A LITTLE ATHENS

Description

SBH:Reading Aloud - The State of the Prisons.

John HOWARD's revelations about the appalling prison conditions in 18th century jails.

Reader: Hugh Dickson.

Producer: Rosie Greenham.

OTN:TBM015/90DB0080 TXN/TDT:R4 15-Apr-1990 CON:HOWARD John, Prison reformer (auth) DICKSON Hugh (rdr) GREENHAM Rosie (prod) WTL:State Of the Prisons, The

Broadcast history

15 Apr 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Howard (Author)

Rosie Greenham (Producer)

Hugh Dickson (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 522838.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Third Class To Dunkirk19900513

Producer: G.

JONES

Next in series: FIRST ASCENT OF THE MATTERHORN

Previous in series: A DIARY WITHOUT DATES

Description

Peter HADLEY was an infantry officer at the time of the British army's escape from Dunkirk.

This is his view of that event.

Read by John Rowe.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

13 May 1990 20:40-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gerry Jones (Producer)

John Rowe (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Travels With Henry19900318

Producer: JORDAN, Andy

Next in series: A JESUIT IN THE TOWER

Previous in series: A ITALIAN DREAM

Description

SBH:TRAVELS WITH HENRY: written and read by Collin Johnson.

In an amusing and poignant narrative, the author describes his first experiences as a professional actor.

Produced for the series "Reading Aloud" by Andy Jordan.

OTN:SBS009/90DB6886 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Mar-1990 ANT:Op & Cl CON:JOHNSON Collin (auth) JOHNSON Collin (rdr) JORDAN Andy (prod) WTL:Travels with Henry

Broadcast history

18 Mar 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Collin Johnson (Author)

Andy Jordan (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 498504.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Under My Skin19960116

First broadcast on 1995-08-27

Producer: J.

BUTT

Next in series: IN MY OWN TIME

Previous in series: AFTER THE WAR, Episode 6

Description

*Copyright:P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Aug 1995 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Doris Lessing (Author)

Julia Butt (Producer)

Hannah Gordon (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-08-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Waiting In The Wings, Sitting In The Stalls19900422

Producer: BRYANT, Nigel

Next in series: AT SEA WITH THE AMERICA'S CUP

Previous in series: SITTING IN THE STALLS, WAITING IN THE WINGS

Description

SBH:SITTING IN THE STALLS, WAITING IN THE WINGS from "Just some stories for Eleanor" by Stephen Pegg.

Read by Terry Molloy.

Produced for "Reading Aloud" by Nigel Bryant.

OTN:SBM014/90DB6970 TXN/TDT:R4 22-Apr-1990 CON:PEGG Stephen (auth) MOLLOY Terry (rdr) BRYANT Nigel (prod) WTL:Sitting in the Stalls, Waiting in the Wings by Stephen Pegg.

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Stephen Pegg (Author)

Nigel Bryant (Producer)

Terry Molloy (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 500100.

Sailing To Italy19980211

`Sailing to Italy'.

Poet Andrew Motion makes a personal journey tracing Keats's final voyage to Italy.

St Lucia And Frankfurt19980218

`St Lucia and Frankfurt' by Martin Amis, read by William Nighy.

A wry look at tourism in the West Indies and book fairs in Germany.

Telling Stories19970904

Another opportunity to hear selected programmes from the series.

`Telling Stories'.

Life imitates art in movieland, in a strange account by novelist Russell Hoban.

Read by Joss Ackland

03Man-eaters Of Kumaon19950910

Producer: A.

MOURBY

Description

3/6 readings, including autobiography, travelogue and reportage.

By Jim COR- BETT.

A hunter stalks a tiger which terrorised northern India during the 1930s.

Read by Cyril SHAPS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

10 Sep 1995 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Katharine Nicholas (adap)

Jim Corbett (Author)

Adrian Mourby (Producer)

Cyril Shaps (rdr)

Recorded on 1994-06-05.

04Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil19950917

Producer: J.

BUTT

Description

4/6 readings, including autobiography, travelogue and reportage.

This week from book by John BERENDT.

Luther Driggers is developing ultraviolet goldfish for cocktail bars in Savannah.

Read by John GUERRASIO.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 Sep 1995 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Berendt (Author)

Julia Butt (Producer)

John Guerrasio (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-07-08.