Philip Franks reads Rupert Christiansen's book which describes the experiences of visitors to Victorian Britain.
Abridged in five parts by Sarah Kilgarriff.Composer Richard Wagner comes to London to make money and gets a very mixed reception.
|02||Ralph Waldo Emerson||20000725|
American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson found himself profoundly shocked when he first visited the north of England.
was an American spirit rapper who could apparently persuade poltergeists to perform on cue.
Was he a genius or a charlatan?
|04||An Aboriginal Cricket Team||20000727|
makes a tour of England at the instigation of a high-minded English deacon who taught them the game.
|05 LAST||Young Dancers||20000728|
A succession of young dancers - Italian, American and Russian - transformed ballet into an art form which would outlive their century and the one beyond.