All At Sea

In Jane Austen's day it was said that every family in Britain had a relative at sea.

Today the Merchant and Royal navies have shrunk and we live in an age of "sea blindness".

As the "Year of the Sea" begins, the nation has never been less realistically aware of her island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of her seafarers.

Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today.

And how young people who have grown up in an individualistic culture where they can constantly question authority, learn to accept the discipline of life on board ship.

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20050115In Jane Austen's day it was said that every family in Britain had a relative at sea. Today the Merchant and Royal navies have shrunk and we live in an age of "sea blindness". As the "Year of the Sea" begins, the nation has never been less realistically aware of her island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of her seafarers.

Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today. And how young people who have grown up in an individualistic culture where they can constantly question authority, learn to accept the discipline of life on board ship.

1/2. Running Away To Sea

On a vast modern ship, life can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands. Ashore and afloat, from the Solent to Sullom Voe, Merchant Navy cadets and officers accompany Libby Purves on her exploratory voyage down the years.

20050122In Jane Austen's day it was said that every family in Britain had a relative at sea. Today the Merchant and Royal navies have shrunk and we live in an age of "sea blindness". As the "Year of the Sea" begins, the nation has never been less realistically aware of her island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of her seafarers.

Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today. And how young people who have grown up in an individualistic culture where they can constantly question authority, learn to accept the discipline of life on board ship.

2/2. Wooden Walls

In the bicentenary year of the battle of Trafalgar, how does the Royal Navy reconcile its traditions with the demands of modern warfare? How do young officers and ratings see themselves fitting in to its hierarchies and rituals? Libby Purves goes to sea on a frigate and explores the cross-currents of tradition, technology and modern management concepts

200504041/2. Running Away to Sea

In Jane Austen's day it was said that every family in Britain had a relative at sea. Today, the Merchant and Royal navies have shrunk and we live in an age of 'sea blindness'. People look out to sea and fail to connect the smudge on the horizon with the bananas in their fruit bowls.

In this 'Year of the Sea' the nation has never been less aware of her island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of her seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today. And how young people who have grown up in an individualistic culture where they can constantly question authority, learn to accept the discipline of life on board ship.

On a vast modern ship, life can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands. Ashore and afloat, from the Solent to Sullom Voe, Merchant Navy cadets and officers accompany Libby Purves on her exploratory voyage down the years.

200504112/2. Wooden Walls: How does the Royal Navy reconcile its traditions with the demands of modern warfare? Libby Purves goes to sea on a frigate to explore tradition and technology.
Genome: [hs Bd=19540223]Gramophone records introduced by Robert Symes
Genome: [hs Bd=19540223] Introduced By: Robert Symes
Genome: [hs Bd=19560320]A laugh on the ocean wave with Bill Pric ;. Billie Whitelaw

Sydney Tafler

Hattie Jacques Herbert Smith

Dennis Newey The Singing Stewards

Genome: [hs Bd=19560320] Unknown: Bill Pric

Unknown: Billie Whitelaw

Unknown: Sydney Tafler

Unknown: Hattie Jacques

Unknown: Herbert Smith

Unknown: Dennis Newey

Genome: [hs Bd=19600818]Pigs on the Foredeck:

Monkeys up the Mast

Alex Hurst describes some odd encounters with livestock during his career at sea

Genome: [hs Bd=19600818] Unknown: Alex Hurst
Genome: [r3 Bd=19891011]DAVID OWEN NORRIS (piano) BBC SINGERS conducted by SIMON JOLY Grainger The Sea Wife

Coleridge-Taylor Sea Drift Stanford Sailing at Dawn arr John Whitworth The Mermaid arr John Gardner Our

Captain Calls All Hands Bantock Sea Sorrow

Genome: [r3 Bd=19891011] Conducted By: Simon Joly

Unknown: John Whitworth

Unknown: John Gardner

Genome: [r3 Bd=19910807]Michelle Corrette

Combat naval

Jukka Tiensuu (h'chord)

Richard Rogers Guadalcanal March

(Victory at Sea)

Eastman Wind Ensemble/ Frederick Fennell. Records

Genome: [r3 Bd=19910807] Unknown: Jukka Tiensuu

Unknown: Richard Rogers

Unknown: Frederick Fennell.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681106]BOB ROBERTS , owner and skipper of the Cambria, which still trades under sail alone, recalls earlier episodes in his life

1: The Last of Merrte England

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681106] Unknown: Bob Roberts
Genome: [r4 Bd=19681108]BOB ROBERTS , owner and skipper of the Cambria, recalls earlier episodes in his life

2: No Ship for a Sailor

Broadcast on August 22

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681108]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19681113]BOB ROBERTS , owner and skipper of the Cambria, which still trades under sail alone, recalls earlier episodes in his life

3: Islands in the Sun

Broadcast on August 26

Next talk: Friday at 9.25 a.m.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19681115]BOB ROBERTS , owner and skipper of the Cambria, recalls earlier episodes in his life

4: Wrecked on Treasure Island

Broadcast on August 27

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19681120]BOB ROBERTS , owner and skipper of the Cambria, which still trades under sail alone recalls earlier episodes in his life 5: The Worst of all Voyages

Broadcast on August 29

Genome: [r4 Bd=19681120]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19690410]STEVE RACE recounts his experiences and impressions of a sixth-form Hellenic Educational Cruise aboard the S.S. Uganda last December

Produced by David Allan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690410] Unknown: Steve Race

Produced By: David Allan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19781117]After more than 40 years on the staff of the BBC, the last 20 as Senior Television Newsreader, Robert Dougall undertakes an assignment to read the daily television news on board a world cruise.

Things are not quite the same....

Producer MICHAEL GlLLIAM

Genome: [r4 Bd=19781117] Producer: Michael Gllliam
Genome: [r4 Bd=19790311]After more than 40 years on the staff of the BBC, the last 20 as Senior Television Newsreader. Robert Dougall undertakes an assignment to read the daily television news on board a world cruise.

Things are not quite the same....

Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM long wave only

Genome: [r4 Bd=19790311] Unknown: Robert Dougall

Producer: Michael Gilliam

Genome: [r4 Bd=20050115]1/2. As the Year of the Sea begins, Britain has never been less aware of its island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today.

Running Away to Sea. On a vast, modern ship, life can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands. Ashore and afloat, from the Solent to Sullom Voe, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Libby Purves on her exploratory voyaqe down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=20050115] Unknown: Libby Purves

Producer: Vanessa Harrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=20050122]2/2. As the Year of the Sea begins, Britain has never been less aware of its island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today. Wooden Walls. In the bicentenary year of the battle of Trafalgar, how does the Royal Navy reconcile its traditions with the demands of modern warfare? How do young officers and ratings see themselves fitting in to its hierarchies and rituals? Libby Purves goes to sea on a frigate and explores the cross-currents of tradition, technology and modern management concepts.
Genome: [r4 Bd=20050122] Unknown: Libby Purves
Genome: [r4 Bd=20050404]1/2. Running Away to Sea. 2005 is the Year of the Sea, but Britain has never been less aware of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how life has changed for those at sea today. On a vast

Modern ship it can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.

Ashore and afloat, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Purves on her voyage down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=20050404]
01Running Away To Sea2005011520050404In Jane Austen's day it was said that every family in Britain had a relative at sea.

Today the Merchant and Royal navies have shrunk and we live in an age of "sea blindness".

As the "Year of the Sea" begins, the nation has never been less realistically aware of her island status and of the curious, dislocated lives of her seafarers.

Libby Purves finds out how this challenging life has changed for those at sea today.

And how young people who have grown up in an individualistic culture where they can constantly question authority, learn to accept the discipline of life on board ship.

On a vast modern ship, life can be lonely and dull.

But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.

Ashore and afloat, from the Solent to Sullom Voe, Merchant Navy cadets and officers accompany Libby Purves on her exploratory voyage down the years.

02 LASTWooden Walls2005012220050411In the bicentenary year of the battle of Trafalgar, how does the Royal Navy reconcile its traditions with the demands of modern warfare? How do young officers and ratings see themselves fitting in to its hierarchies and rituals? Libby Purves goes to sea on a frigate and explores the cross-currents of tradition, technology and modern management concepts.
20090216Topical thriller by Colin MacDonald.

David Murdoch is on a post-redundancy cruise in the Indian Ocean.

Facing an uncertain future but with a healthy payoff, he is enjoying the holiday of a lifetime when the ship runs into trouble off the pirate-ridden coast of Somalia.

David Murdoch....Grant O'rourke

  • captain....Nick Underwood.

    topical thriller by colin macdonald about piracy off the somali coast

  • guleed....maynard eziashi
  • lena....Claire Knight
  • samatar....john macaulay