Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940719]

From the Glitter to the Gulch Part 1: Las Vegas. Comedian Pete McCarthy and poet Roger McGough travel to the ultimate man-made city in the desert: Las Vegas - a wresting match between the limits of the harsh, inhospitable climate of the Nevada desert and the air-conditioning systems of neon fantasy. From club owners to bed-and-breakfast ladies, from millionaires to the Mob, the architectural fantasies of Las Vegas provide perhaps one of the wonders of the modern world. Producer Sarah Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940719]

Unknown: Pete McCarthy

Unknown: Roger McGough

Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940724]

From the Glitter to the Gulch Part 1: Las Vegas. Comedian Pete McCarthy and poet Roger McGough travel to the ultimate man-made city in the desert.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940724]

Unknown: Pete McCarthy

Unknown: Roger McGough

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940726]

From the Glitter to the Gulch Part 2: The Grand Canyon. The average length ofvisitto Arizona's Grand Canyon is just 45 minutes. Some say this doesn't do itjustice. However, in a mere 30 minutes, Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy drive 300 miles across the desert, climb five miles down the Grand Canyon, in the face of lizards, rattlesnakes and scorpions, and watch a peerless sunset. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940726]

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Pete McCarthy

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951121]

Beatnik Revival. In the first of two programmes, Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy hit the trail in search of poets wearing black polo necks in the home of the Beatnik revolution - San Francisco. Roger achieves a lifetime ambition visiting the City Lights Bookstore, while Pete goes in search of the new beatniks - from dangerous performance artists to the founders of a new religion. Producer Sara Jane Hall. Rptd Sun 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951121]

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Pete McCarthy

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951126]

Beatnik Revival. In the first of two programmes, Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy visit San Francisco. Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951126]

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Pete McCarthy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951128]

Death Valley Opera. In the second of two programmes, Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy leave the city lights for the delights of the desert, and discover a wealth of eccentricity - from the Opera House at Death Valley Junction to the Scotties Castle - a Chicago millionaire's folly that was holiday home to Hollywood stars of the 30s. And from Dante's View to the Devil's Golf Course - does the Valley deserve such a gloomy reputation? Producer Sara Jane Hall. Rptd Sun 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951203]

2: Death Valley Opera. Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy leave the city lights for the delights of the desert. Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951203]