Summer Pleasures

A series of programmes in which writers describe a particular pleasure.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
01Stargazing1999072620020715

Brian Aldiss talks about stargazing.

01Stargazing1999072620020715

Brian Aldiss talks about stargazing.

02Calm19990807

Novelist Geoff Dyer talks about the metamorphosis which the usually noisy city of Rome undergoes every year in August when the population flees the unbearable heat.

02Calm19990807

Novelist Geoff Dyer talks about the metamorphosis which the usually noisy city of Rome undergoes every year in August when the population flees the unbearable heat.

03Siesta19990809

Novelist Michele Roberts extols the virtues of the French habit of taking a siesta after lunch.

03Siesta19990809

Novelist Michele Roberts extols the virtues of the French habit of taking a siesta after lunch.

04Bathing1999081520020716

Novelist Helen Dunmore delights in the pleasures of summer bathing at a members-only lake.

04Bathing1999081520020716

Novelist Helen Dunmore delights in the pleasures of summer bathing at a members-only lake.

05Gardening1999082120020717

Anna Pavord relates the delights and frustrations of summer gardening.

05Gardening1999082120020717

Anna Pavord relates the delights and frustrations of summer gardening.

06Sailing1999090220020718

Biographer Richard Holmes talks about his favourite summer pastime of sailing.

06Sailing1999090220020718

Biographer Richard Holmes talks about his favourite summer pastime of sailing.

07 LASTIce Cream1999090520020719

Leslie Forbes's unusual tale of the Mafia and the exquisite delights of Sicilian ice cream.

07 LASTIce Cream1999090520020719

Leslie Forbes's unusual tale of the Mafia and the exquisite delights of Sicilian ice cream.