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' The Chinese Farmer and his Family'
ONE of the many things that broadcasting has done, and is still doing, is to propagate the philosophy of Burns-that ' a man's a man for a' that'. Whether he be Scot or Serb ; Occidental or Oriental. And the more we know of him the better we shall be able to understand him, and the more easily rid ourselves of preconceived notions and prejudices, which at the best are ridiculous, and at the worst end in wars. In this series of talks, the Far East, which is not so very far today, will be brought even nearer. Listeners will hear how the Chinese and Japanese live; what they eat and why; how they spend their working and leisure hours ; what floods and famine, foreign education and family life mean to them, exactly what are their habits and aspirations, their doubts and difficulties. Tonight's speaker will be ' Ann Bridge ', author of ' Pekin Picnic ' ; a best-seller novel about China ; Ann Bridge being a pseudonym concealing the identity of the wife of a well-known official in China.


Unknown: Ann Bridge
Unknown: Ann Bridge

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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