The South

Nine talks in which writers immerse themselves in the south - the idea of south and the south of our imaginations.

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Programme Catalogue - Details: East World At One19671205

THE SOUTH-EAST WORLD AT ONE

05 December 1967

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SBH:Joanna Hickson (SNF) describes rush hour chaos at Charing Cross station during ASLEF members' work-to-rule. From South-East.

PRE:The harm ASLEF's work-to-rule will do to the industry, to the public and to the country. Action being considered by the BRB against the strikers. Speaker's relations with Albert Griffiths, ASLEF's General Secretary. Griffith's refusal to negotiate with the BRB. OTN:YHN 4235 YHN 4235 KHN 4198 TXN/TDT:R4 05-Dec-1967 ANT:None None None

Broadcast history

05 Dec 1967 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ray Davies (int)

Joanna Hickson (Speaker)

Leonard Neal (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 291964.

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John Berendt wrote `Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil', the story of his journey into the manners, decadence and murderousness of the American South.

In tonight's talk, he describes what the southern states mean to a North American.

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Textile historian Mary Schoeser explores how the long history of trade in indigo and Indian textiles influenced the West's perception of the Indian subcontinent, and how the British fashion industry in particular continues to be fascinated by its intricately worked patterns and saturated colours.

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South London is not a glamorous place. Yet Philip Hensher feels at one with Clapham boy Noel Coward, whose description of the bus ride to the West End reveals it is worth living south of the river in order to make the journey across it regularly.

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Writer and curator Amanda Hopkinson explores the vitality and historical significance of photography in Latin American culture. She reflects on the current debate in the British press over whether or not the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado is exploiting the southern hemisphere and considers how the argument is essentially about ways of seeing - how we in the North read images of the South.

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Francis Spufford, author of `I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination', examines the lure of the South Pole. argument is essentially about ways of seeing - how we in the North read images of the South.

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Roger Deakin, writer and naturalist, recounts his own journeys and those of other writers to the warmer climates of the Mediterranean and Morocco. argument is essentially about ways of seeing - how we in the North read images of the South.

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Nine talks in which writers immerse themselves in the south - the idea of south and the south of our imaginations.

2: Colm Toibin left the south of IRELAND at a time when the north branded it backward.

He found a south he preferred in Barcelona but discovered that in Spain the Catalans pride themselves on being northern.