The Visitors

Philip Franks reads Rupert Christiansen's book which describes the experiences of visitors to Victorian Britain.

Abridged in five parts by Sarah Kilgarriff.

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01Richard Wagner20000724

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.

02Ralph Waldo Emerson20000725

American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson found himself profoundly shocked when he first visited the north of England.

03David Home20000726

was an American spirit rapper who could apparently persuade poltergeists to perform on cue.

Was he a genius or a charlatan?

04An Aboriginal Cricket Team20000727

makes a tour of England at the instigation of a high-minded English deacon who taught them the game.

05 LASTYoung Dancers20000728

A succession of young dancers - Italian, American and Russian - transformed ballet into an art form which would outlive their century and the one beyond.