In the first of eight programmes drawing on unique private recordings and diary tapes never before broadcast, the former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn reveals what really goes on behind the scenes in government and opposition. Producer Keith Jones
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Like Reading Only Further Away. In 1933, Peter Fleming wrote of Sao Paulo, "it's like Reading, only further away". Since then, guidebooks have become far more detailed and specialised. Pack the Boo/deads the bewildered book buyer through the vast ranges of travel literature, beginning this week with Dilly Barlow looking back at the practical advice given by early travellers. Producer Hilary McLennan
Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gerontius, BBC HB 88); I Peter 1, w 10-16; Holy, Holy, Holy (Tchaikovsky); Enthrone Thy God Within Thy Heart (St Botolph, BBC HB 320).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.
John Le Carre 's story adapted in eight parts. Starring James Fox as Magnus Pym , James Grout as Jack Brotherhood and Brenda Bruce as Miss Dubber.
4: "If you ever need a bed for the night, don't forget Uncle Syd." That was Magnus Pym 's advice to his son. Jack Brotherhood needs a very different kind of help from Syd Lemon. music: Max Harris
Adapted by René Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
First in a series of three plays about freedom and captivity.
Through Amnesty International, Joanna writes to Raoul, imprisoned in Chile. He never replies - but what will happen when he is released?
Written by Catherine Czerkawska and starring Jenny Howe and Tom Wilkinson as Joanna and Raoul.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
4: Two years before sailingtothe Crimea, Florence Nightingale wrote a dark letter to her father revealing inner turmoil and suicidal thoughts. Producer Julia Gillett
5: Speaking Truth to Power. In his penultimate lecture, Edward Said , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, considers the role of the intellectual questioning authority and asking what constitutes truth. Producer Anne Winder
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