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.
2: Rites of Passage - From Birth to Grave. Producer Mary Price
4: Food, Glorious Food Including cheese with Jerome K Jerome , pudding with Lewis Carroll and roasted butterfly with the Rev Sydney Smith !
Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
The Ghost in the Jungle
Donald Jonson 's comedy has the unusual setting of a jungle in Papua New Guinea. A survivor of a Second World War operation is ordered to return on an unlikely and hazardous mission.
Director Matthew Walters. Stereo
After the Second World
War, there was enormous optimism that Britain would devise an education system which would be the envy of the world. What if the Act which promised this had been fully implemented? Sir Rhodes Boyson MP and the author and journalist Bruce Kemble tell
Christopher Andrew about their vision of the way education might have been. Producer Ian Bell
Paul Vaughan reports on Andrei Serban 's production of the Greek
Trilogy at the Edinburgh Festival, and talks to John Tyrell about his documentary book on Janacek. The studio guest is the author and publisher J L Carr.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo (Rev rpt at 9.15pm)
Imperial Measure by Jimmy Miller.
"It was like countless other
Saturdays ... the dull knowledge that drinking was sinful went to the core of the assembly."
Read by Finlay Welsh.
Producer David Jackson Young
Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama, following the fortunes of the now deposed Chief Whip and Home Secretary.
1: Can a knighthood and a stolen safe seat re-open their road to power?
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
Asix-part series exploring the popular side of science.
1: Across the Edge of TimeJohn Gribbin traverses the universe, falls into a black hole, and travels at the speed of light in a bid to find out if time travel is just a science fiction writer's flight of fancy. Producer Louise Dalziel
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