Travels by steamer, junk and sampan from Shanghai to the borders of Tibet, with Philip Short. In the late 19th century Scots merchant Archibald Little journeyed up the Yangtse river to explore the possibility of developing British trade in western China. 100 years later Philip Short follows the same route and, by searching for the traces of the previous journey, uncovers a striking picture of China in the 1990s. With David Bannerman as Archibald Little.
1: Shanghai Producer Mary Price * DOCUMENTARY: page 10
from William Caxton to
P G Wodehouse - a conducted tour by Frank Muir.
3: Humour, in a Manner of Speaking
Including a dialogue from Perelman, a monologue from Dickens, and Patrick Campbell on his own stammer. Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
The Dream Factory Hollywood, murder, psychoanalysis, infidelity and screenwriting are the themes of Roger Hall 's new comedy, with John Guerrasio as Benny and Lee Montague as the Hollywood producer Marvin Landor.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo
Dr Beeching cut trains and made us more reliant on cars. But what if we'd kept the trains and banned cars from our main towns and cities? Nearly 30 years ago
Sir Colin Buchanan predicted the problems we face today.
He explains to Christopher Andrew , and to John Whiteleg of Lancaster University, how things could have turned out differently.
Producer Ian Bell
From the Edinburgh Festival
Paul Allen reports on the Tchaikovsky season and reviews the plays of Harley Granville Barker ; and, from the Fringe, a performance by Mervyn Stutter.
Producer Julian May. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Late night conversation about poetry.
Andrew McAllister talks to Germaine Greer about the women who were writing poetry in the 17th century. Carol-Ann Duffy and U A Fanthorpe read from their current work.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
Chris Kelly tests the culinary knowledge of two teams of experts.
This week a return match between Bob Peyton and Valentina Harris and Anthony Worrall-Thompson and Malcolm Gluck.
Recorded at Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray. Producer Richard Wilson
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