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.
3: The Gorges Producer Mary Price
5: Mind Your Manners Including Mrs Gaskell 's guide to orange-sucking, Swift's Directions to
Servants and a far from genteel Jane Austen !
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
In Another Life
In Robert Stuart Tyler 's thriller a young man under hypnosis says he was treated by Sigmund Freud in a previous life. When another patient makes the same claim, Dr Von Aspe embarks on a fascinating and dangerous journey.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo
Hugh Gaitskell died just before he could become
Labour Prime Minister in 1964. What if he'd survived and it had been he and not Harold Wilson who entered Number 10?
In the last programmme of the series, Lord Rodgers, who left the Labour party to found the SDP, and Ken Livingstone MP chart for Christopher Andrew a very different political history of the last 30 years. Producer Ian Bell
Gill Pyrah reports from the West Yorkshire Playhouse where the leading British black dance company
Phoenix are performing. The studio guest is the author Christopher Hope , and Jeanette Winterson 's new novel Written on the Bodv will be reviewed.
Producer Sarah Johnson. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.
2: "Listen, Dougal - your only way back into power is through a safe seat, isn't it?"
"That's not unreasonable, Gerald."
"It is if it's my seat you want...."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
Sir Charles Bannister:
Andrew McAllister continues this series of late-night conversations about poetry with Maura Dooley , poet and literature officer at the South Bank
Centre, novelist and theatre producer Josephine Hart , and Blake Morrison , poet and literary editor of The Independent on Sunday. Stereo
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