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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

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Short.
Unknown:
Archibald Little
Unknown:
Philip Short
Unknown:
David Bannerman
Unknown:
Archibald Little.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Jerome K Jerome
Unknown:
Lewis Carroll
Readers:
Sydney Smith
Readers:
Prunella Scales
Readers:
Richard Briers
Readers:
Timothy West.
Adapted By:
Mike Barfield
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Producer:
Colin Swash.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Jonson
Unknown:
Papua New
Director:
Matthew Walters.
James Waller:
John Horsley
Pilot:
Peter Craze
SgtKinamu:
Terence Edmond
Narrator:
Eric Allan
Maynard:
Eric Allan
Muriel:
Gudrun Ure
Capt Stacey:
Keith Drinkel

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Rhodes Boyson
Unknown:
Bruce Kemble
Unknown:
Christopher Andrew
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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Unknown:
Andrei Serban
Unknown:
John Tyrell
Producer:
Anthony Denselow

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Miller.
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Producer:
Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister:
Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter:
Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister:
Isla Blair
Henry:
Christopher Benjamin
Jules:
Siobhan Redmond
Polly:
Ruth Gemmell
Rose:
Sheila Reid

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

Contributors

Unknown:
John Gribbin
Producer:
Louise Dalziel

John Florance surveys the landscape and poetry of Suffolk writer, curate and apothecary, George Crabbe , with Carol Summerset , Secretary of the Aldeburgh Museum. Producer Rosie Boulton

Contributors

Unknown:
John Florance
Unknown:
George Crabbe
Unknown:
Carol Summerset
Producer:
Rosie Boulton

from Edinburgh. Andrew McAllister takes a look at nationhood and language with Scottish poets
Douglas Dunn and Ellie McDonald and Caribbean poet David Dabydeen.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Dunn
Unknown:
Ellie McDonald
Unknown:
David Dabydeen.
Producer:
Susan Roberts.

with Chris Kelly. This week Oz Clarke and Jocelyn Dimbleby take on Michael Bateman and Susan Brookes.
Producer Richard Wilson , Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Kelly.
Unknown:
Oz Clarke
Unknown:
Jocelyn Dimbleby
Unknown:
Michael Bateman
Unknown:
Susan Brookes.
Producer:
Richard Wilson

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