Four programmes looking at traditional ways of life that may soon be coming to an end.
3: Village Blacksmith For the last 57 years, Hector Moore has worked a small village forge in Suffolk. He is a master blacksmith and farrier and isoneofonlyafewmen who know the secrets of the "horseman's word". Paul Heiney reports. Producer Marc Jobst
Decline of a Family Thomas Mann 's novel, adapted in six episodes.
3: The firm of Buddenbrooks has been shaken by a misfortune which cost it
80,000 marks at one blow. The Consul has no sooner made good this situation than he learns that his daughter's husband, Grunlich, is insolvent. Stereo
Described by Edmund Burke as "the woman of fashion of all ages", Mary Delaney is one of the most engaging personalities of the 18th century. Nigel Forde explores her life, and the continuing influence of her artistic talent, through a new collection of letters. And
Emma Tennant , whose latest novel retells the Faust legend, remembers her first book, published when she was 23.
Producer Abigail Appleton
Madame Zilinsky and the King of Finland by Carson McCullers. Affairs in the music department were running smoothly. There was only this nagging apprehension about Madame Zilinsky. Mr Brook could not work it out.
Read by Shelley Thompson.
Producer Duncan Minshull
Whose Bottom Is
Mike McShane has recently embarked on a new production at the Nottingham Playhouse, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Paul Allen meets him to find out about
The Pocket Dream, and about the background to his particular comic talents. Stereo
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