Seasonal Diversions

Episodes

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01Christmas20021223

"Series of classic essays by great British writers.

1: Christmas, by G K Chesterton.

A reflection on the `dangerous and disgusting habit of celebrating Christmas before it comes'.

02Silly Saws20021224

Series of classic essays by great British writers.

2: Silly Saws, by A P Herbert.

A look at the hackneyed sayings which still manage to turn up in Christmas crackers.

03Well Informed Circles & The Shooting Party20021226

Series of classic essays by great British writers.

3: Well-Informed Circles and how to Move in Them, by Evelyn Waugh, and The Shooting Party, by Nancy Mitford

04 LASTGetting Up On Cold Mornings20021227

Series of classic essays by great British writers.

Getting up on Cold Mornings, by Leigh Hunt.

Excuses for staying in bed on a winter's day.

Read by Martin Jarvis