Something To Write Home About

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940812]

- In the first of four programmes in NEW which travellers record their daily encounters on the road, Edward Enfield takes his bicycle to Ireland. Along the way, he talks to the seals off Garnish Island and is made a tempting offer by the matchmaker of County Clare. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940812]

Unknown: Edward Enfield

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940819]

A Grenadian Poet Goes to the Faroes. When

Merle Collins first came to Britain from her native Grenada, the shipping forecast reminded her of home. Hearing of the weather around the Faroe Islands reminded her of the Faroes' struggle for independence from Denmark. Inajoumey of self-discovery, she follows the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean to the islands of the midnight sun. Producer Mary Ward Lowery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940819]

Unknown: Merle Collins

Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940826]

Travel Writers. Musician Rory McLeod travels to Zimbabwe to discoverthe soul of the mbira - a thumb piano used to invoke ancestral spirits. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940826]

Musician: Rory McLeod

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940902]

Ainsterdam-on-Sea. the last of the series columnist and author William Donaldson heads down to Ibiza in search of lost youth. Producer Andrew Johnston

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940902]

Unknown: William Donaldson

Producer: Andrew Johnston

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950804]

Four travellers explore different parts of the world.

Queer Fish in Mullet Lake. Matthew Sweeney casts a poet's eye over the Great Lakes area of northern Michigan and meets some of the characters who populate this strange landscape. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950804]

Unknown: Mullet Lake.

Unknown: Matthew Sweeney

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950811]

Four travellers explore the world.

2: A Miracle in Plastic. Travel writer

Dea Birkett tackles Lourdes.

Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950811]

Unknown: Dea Birkett

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950818]

Four travellers explore different parts of the world.

3: A Walk in the Black Forest Gateau.

Photographer Martin Parr travels around Blackpool and Scarborough taking close-up pictures of British cuisine. It's food but not as we're used to seeing it. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950818]

Unknown: Martin Parr

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950825]

Last in the series of travellers' reports from different parts of the world.

Like Entering a Dark Crystal. Writer Peter France explores the island of Patmos where St John is said to have written the book of Revelation.

Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950825]

Unknown: Peter France

Unknown: St John

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961210]

Four writers in search of a sense of place.

1: Taking the A Train. If you find yourself in Manhattan and decide to follow Duke Ellington's advice, you'll arrive at the heart of African America: Harlem. Writer Ferdinand Dennis grew up in London, but it was to New York's black metropolis that he turned for inspiration. Now he walks the busy streets of this "city within a city" and talks to people who live there. Is Harlem the urban stereotype of drug addiction and squalor or a testimony to the power of the human spirit against all the odds? Producer Kate McAII Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961210]

Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961215]

Four writers in search of a sense of place. 1: Ferdinand Dennis explores Harlem. Producer Kate McAII

Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961217]

Four writers in search of a sense of Place.

2: Novgorod the Grate. Central-heating engineer and regular columnist in Fireplace Weekly, Glyn Hughes , abandons his native Lancashire to travel to Novgorod, in the heart of Russia, to help turn a former military vehicle factory in to a manufacturer of wood-burning stoves. Producer Kate McAII Repeated Sunday 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961217]

Unknown: Glyn Hughes

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961222]

Four writers seeking a sense of place. Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961224]

Four writers seeking a sense of place. 3: Heat and Dustpan. Comedy duo Sean Foley and Hamish McColl take their vaudeville fantasy show Stop Calling Me Vernon on tour in India. Producer Kate McAN Repeated Sunday 29 December 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961224]

Unknown: Sean Foley

Unknown: Hamish McColl

Producer: Kate McAn

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961229]

Repeated from Christmas Eve 10.00am

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961231]

Four writers in search of a sense of place. Producer Kate McAII Repeated Sunday 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961231]

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Writer Mike Gerrard goes to Luxor, Egypt, to meet a tourist guide. Repeated from New Year's Eve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Writer Mike Gerrard goes to Luxor, Egypt, to meet a tourist guide. Repeated from New Year's Eve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Unknown: Mike Gerrard

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Unknown: Mike Gerrard