Thinking Aloud

Episodes

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The first in a series of six great essays. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift.

Norman Rodway reads

Swift's devastating solution to the econoriiic problems of 18th-century Ireland. Adapted by Stuart Griffiths Producer Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Swift.

Unknown: Norman Rodway

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911110]

Unknown: Jonathan Swift.

Unknown: Norman Rodway

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911117]

The second of six great

English language essays. Dr Johnson on False Hope "Such is the general dream in which we slumber out our time; every man thinks the day is coming in which he shall be gratified with all his wishes." Reader

Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Jeremy Mortimer

Contributors

Reader: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911117]

Reader: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911124]

The third of six great

English language essays. Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation."

Reader William Hootkins.

Adapted by Stuart Griffiths Director John Theocharis

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Director: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911124]

Unknown: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reader: William Hootkins.

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Director: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911208]

The fourth of six great

English-language essays. Painting as a Pastime by Winston Spencer Churchill.

"Just to paint is great fun. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing. Try it if you have not done so - before you die."

Read by Timothy West. Abridged by Stuart Griffiths Director John Theocharis

Contributors

Unknown: Winston Spencer

Read By: Timothy West.

Abridged By: Stuart Griffiths

Director: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911208]

Unknown: Winston Spencer

Read By: Timothy West.

Abridged By: Stuart Griffiths

Director: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911215]

The fifth of six great

English language essays. The Art of Donald McGill George Orwell enjoys the vulgarity of English comic postcards in 1941. Read by John Rowe. Adapted by Stuart Griffiths Producer Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown: Donald McGill

Unknown: George Orwell

Read By: John Rowe.

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911215]

Unknown: Donald McGill

Unknown: George Orwell

Read By: John Rowe.

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]

The last of six great

English language essays.

England, Whose England? In the mid-1960s, Malcolm Muggeridge surveyed with mordant wit the decline of England over the preceding half-century. Reader Hugh Dickson. Abridged by Stuart Griffiths

Producer Richard Wortley. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Reader: Hugh Dickson.

Abridged By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Reader: Hugh Dickson.

Abridged By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift.

Norman Rodway reads Swift's devastating solution to the economic problems of 18th-century Ireland.

Adapted by Stuart Griffiths

Producer Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920512]

The Art of Donald McGill George Orwell enjoys the vulgarity of English comic postcards and draws interesting conclusions. Read by John Rowe Adapted by Stuart Griffiths Producer Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920512]

Unknown: Donald McGill

Unknown: George Orwell

Read By: John Rowe

Adapted By: Stuart Griffiths

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920519]

Dr Johnson on False Hope Last in a series of six great English language essays. "Such is the general dream in which we slumber out our time; every man thinks the day is coming in which he shall be gratified with all his wishes." Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Jeremy Mortimer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920519]

Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer