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20040813The Red in My Mind: English poet Lavinia Greenlaw travels to Amherst in Massachusetts, the lifelong home of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.
As A Tale That Is Told Writer20030901Ted ChamBERLIN grew up in Southern Alberta, Canada, listening to the stories of his grandfather. In this land of big skies and endless prairie the warm Chinook winds can melt the winter snow in the blinking of an eye. In the 1880s it was also the land where the Blackfoot, the Blood and the Piegan lived; the place where the newly established North West Mounted Police were building their HQ, and where Ted's grandfather opened the first bank and experienced the first bank robbery.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940325]For over a decade Peter Hetherington has reported on Scotland for The Guardian. Now, as he takes up a new job in England, he bids farewell to his old "patch". Producer Wendy Pilmer
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940325] Unknown: Peter Hetherington

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

Poet In The Bush20040812An intimate portrait of contemporary Australian poet Les Murray
The Pomegranate Princesses20030905Poet and film-maker Imtiaz Dharker was born in Punjab and grew up in GLASGOW. The garden of her childhood fantasies was the Muslim palace of the Alhambra in Granada - the last redoubt of the Nasrid dynasty and a rare site of racial tolerance in the mediaeval world.Imtiaz Dharker makes an enchanted journey to the Alhambra: to a fairy-tale place peopled by princesses in towers, and to lush and seductive gardens where doomed lovers met for moonlit assignations.
The Red In My Mind20040813ENGLISH poet Lavinia Greenlaw travels to Amherst in Massachusetts, the lifelong home of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson
Tibet In Scotland20020910Twelve years after a visit to Tibet itself, Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie visits a Tibetan centre near Lockerbie.
01Exile20010630A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. In the first programme, Iain Sinclair leaves behind the familiarity of Hackney to explore themes of exile and asylum on the south coast of ENGLAND. He considers the sojourn in Margate of T S Eliot, who spent the Autumn of 1921 there recovering from a breakdown and composing `The Wasteland', and in Hastings he meets the photographer Effie Paleologou, whose work is inspired by feelings of alienation. Sinclair contrasts these voluntary artistic exiles with the despair of asylum seekers in the South.
0220010707A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. A sound essay about finding home, by the writer Pat Cumper, who grew up in Jamaica and studied at Cambridge in the 1970s, and returned to ENGLAND in the early 1990s to find little remaining of the Britain she remembered.
03Bill Finnegan20010714A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. The NEW YORKer's Bill Finnegan talks about his annual visits to a small mid-Atlantic island, where he meets up with a group of like-minded, middle-aged professional men to surf the island's giant waves.
0420010721A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. The Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie talks about her visit to the Samye Ling Tibetan centre near Lockerbie in Scotland, twelve years after she visited Tibet itself.
052001072820020805A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences.Jeremy Harding - who is writer and senior editor of the `LONDON Review of Books' and has spent much of his adult life in Africa - talks about revisiting his childhood home near Henley on the banks of the Thames.

A series of eight essays in whArmistead Maupin's Tales Of The City - The Days Of Anna Madrigal

0620010804Novelist Gillian Slovo investigates the slippery past of St Petersburg, a city that changed its name three times in the last centry - from St Petersburg to Petrograd, then to Leningrad, and back to St Petersburg. Slovo, daughter of a former head of the South African Communist Party, meets various inhabitants of the city and discovers there are four cities where the map shows only one.
07Salvaged20010811A series of eight essays in which writers discuss unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. Former refuse collector Jeremy Clarke talks about the world he left behind when he gave up his job and sought adventure in Africa, before resurfacing in ENGLAND as a successful writer. In a pub garden, he meets up with a fellow binman from the old days and reminisces about the past.
08 LASTGhosts On The Magic Mountain2001081820020807Writer Misha Glenny searches for traces of his family in Davos, SWITZERLAND. Including readings from Thomas Mann's `The Magic Mountain'

The last in a series of eight essays discussing unfamiliar surroundings and experiences. Writer and broadcaster Misha Glenny searches for traces of his family in Davos, SWITZERLAND - now an exclusive ski resort but once the favoured destination for thousands of young people who scrambled there from the rest of Europe to escape the world's biggest killer: TB. Including readings from Thomas Mann's `The Magic Mountain' by Chris Bianchi.