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Jo'burg94. In 1953, Barry Norman travelled to take up a position as reporter on the Johannesburg Star. He left the country a year and a half later, having undergone something of a crash course in politics. In the first of this new series, accompanied by writer and comedian Arthur Smith , Barry Norman travels back to South Africa for the first time in 40 years. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Barry Norman
Arthur Smith
Barry Norman
Sara Jane Hall

A four-part dramatisation of A J Cronin's epic story about a Catholic missionary. 3: Plagues and War Music by Max Early Dramatised and directed by David Spenser A Saffron production


Music By:
Max Early
Directed By:
David Spenser
Father Chishobn:
Peter Kelly
Mother Maria Veronica:
Hannah Gordon
Monsignor Sleeth:
Phillp Sully
Willie Tulloch:
Miles Anderson
Anselm Mealey:
Jeremy Sinden
Mr Chia:
Bert Kwouk
Lieutenant Shon:
David Yip
Wilbur Fiske:
Ed Bishop
Agnes Fiske:
Helen Horton
Sister dotilae:
Stacy Dorning
Sister Martha:
Patricia Brake
Aunt Polly:
Jennifer Piercey
Adrian Pang
Choy Ling Mann

The new season continues with six programmes on politics and politicians. "Chips ": The Diaries of Sir Henry Channon. An account of the abdication crisis by a glittering society figure and unashamed snob. Reader Michael Siberry. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Sir Henry Channon.
Michael Siberry.
Sarah Kilgarriff

Roger Parker explores the final years of Gaetano Donizetti , composer of Lucia di Lammermoor and around 65 other operas, who declined into insanity in 1845 and died three years later. With Norman Rodway as Donizetti and music by Susan Bullock. Director Daniel Snowman


Roger Parker
Gaetano Donizetti
Norman Rodway
Music By:
Susan Bullock.
Daniel Snowman

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