Square Peg In A Round Hole, The Life And Opinions Of Sydney Smith

Adapted for radio by Caroline Harrington.


AR01A Poor Working Man Of God20050613

Sydney Smith's entertaining and humane outlook on life is as enjoyable now as it was when he was writing in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Here he reflects on how, against his own inclination, he became a curate.

  • aba....Colleen Prendergast
  • sydney smith....Timothy West

  • AR02The Land Of Calvin, Oatcakes And Sulphur20050614

    At the beginning of the 19th century, Sydney marries and moves to Edinburgh.

    AR03A Passionate Love For Common Justice20050615

    Sydney moves to LONDON in 1804, where his lectures on Moral Philosophy create a sensation.

    AR04Twelve Miles From A Lemon20050616

    Sydney and his family arrive in North YORKshire.

    AR05 LASTPate De Foie Gras To The Sound Of Trumpets20050617

    Though passed over for a bishopric, Sydney's reflections show an unfailing wisdom and good humour.