Foreign Bodies

The two programmes exploring the sexual experiences of westerners in foreign cultures.

David Neil Lodge visits Tokyo to see love and sex from the point of view of the expat population.

His findings reveal some major cultural differences.

adventures in the capital's `foreign quarter', and what happened to the meek and humble Ms Butterfly?

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900322] Unknown: Jeffrey Wyn Thomas.

Director: Jane Dauncey

Sandra: Melanie Walters

David: Dorien Thomas

Terry: Peter Dahlsen

Jill: Di Botcher

Dr Richards: Alan Towner

Peter Charles: Richard Mitchley

Reporter: Christine Russ

Travel agent: Paul Garnault

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 March 199019900322Producer: J.

DAUNCEY

Next in series: JAPAN (1/2)

Previous in series: ARABIAN NIGHTS

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Play by Jeffrey Wyn THOMAS.

The primitive coast of New Zealand seems a good place to get away from it all.

But the wildness can get into the blood...

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

22 Mar 1990 15:02-16:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Di Botcher (Actor)

Richard Mitchley (Actor)

Dorien Thomas (Actor)

Peter Dahlsen (Actor)

Alan Towner (Actor)

Paul Garnault (Actor)

Christine Russ (Actor)

Melanie Walter (Actor)

Jeffrey Thomas (Author)

Jane Dauncey (Producer)

Recorded on 1988-09-12

BBC Programme Number: 88DA4800

Producer: J. DAUNCEY

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Play by Jeffrey Wyn THOMAS. The primitive coast of New Zealand seems a good place to get away from it all. But the wildness can get into the blood.

Programme Catalogue - StationRadio 4.
01The Modern Madame Butterfly1990032919980203The two programmes exploring the sexual experiences of westerners in foreign cultures.

David Neil Lodge visits Tokyo to see love and sex from the point of view of the expat population.

His findings reveal some major cultural differences.

adventures in the capital's `foreign quarter', and what happened to the meek and humble Ms Butterfly?

02 LASTThe Religious Blind Eye1990040519980210David Neil Lodge visits Egypt, a magnet for the westerner seeking sexual adventure.

How can such apparent liberalism exist within a Muslim society?

1The Modern Madame Butterfly19960526The first of two programmes which explore the sexual experiences of Westerners in foreign cultures. David Neil Lodge visits Tokyo to see love and sex from the expat population's point of view. Producer Sara Jane Hall
06The Bethlehem Murders2018030420180310
20180310 (R4)
Palestinian crime drama. Schoolteacher Omar Yussef tries to clear a student of murder.

Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.

Crime fiction set in Palestine. Omar Yussef, schoolteacher and amateur sleuth, tries to clear the name of his former student George, falsely accused of murder in their hometown of Bethlehem.

Novelist.... Matt Rees
Dramatist.... Jennifer Howarth
Director.... Mary Peate

Matt Rees has turned his observations from working as Time magazine's Jerusalem bureau chief into murder mysteries set in Palestine, with angry idealist Omar Yussef, school teacher and amateur sleuth, as his narrator.

In The Bethlehem Murders, Yussef tries to save the life of his former student George Saba, a Christian recently returned to his home town of Bethlehem, who has fallen foul of a Palestinian militia group. In doing so, Yussef uncovers a world of corruption, cynicism and fear which makes him regret the passing of a time when Christians and Muslims lived peacefully side by side.

06The Samaritan's Secret2018031120180317 (R4)Omar Yussef helps the chief of police in Nablus to solve the murder of a young Samaritan.

Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.

Crime drama set in Palestine. Omar Yussef teams up with an ex student turned police officer to solve the case of the murder of a young man whose body is found at the most sacred Samaritan site in Nablus.

Novelist.... Matt Rees
Dramatist.... Jennifer Howarth
Director.... Mary Peate

This is the second novel of the Palestinian Quartet series by Matt Rees to be dramatised for Radio 4 by Jennifer Howarth. Matt Rees draws on his experience as Time Magazine's Jerusalem Bureau Chief to create detective stories which give us an insight into life in Palestine in the early 2000's.

2 lastThe Religious Blind Eye19960602The second of two programmes which explore the sexual experiences of Westerners in foreign cultures. David Neil Lodge hears the candid tales of an expat population in Egypt. Producer Sara Jane Hall
0301Cuba (communism)20141117To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems in a new series of Foreign Bodies.

In today's programme Mark Lawson explores fictional investigations of Cuba after the Castro revolution with Leonardo Padura, author of The Havana Quartet, and Caroline Garcia-Aquilera, a Cuban-American writing from exile in Miami.

0302Usa (anti-communism)20141118To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in a new series of Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Today Laura Lippman and Walter Mosley - creators of private eyes Tess Monaghan and Easy Rawlins - discuss with Mark Lawson how they introduced the experience of women and black Americans into crime fiction dominated by men and a McCarthyite fear of outsiders.

0303Poland (post-communism)20141119To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in a new series of Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Zygmunt Miloszewski and Joanna Jodelka reflect on how Polish crime fiction has reflected the country's

occupation by both Nazis and Communists, the transition to democracy through the Solidarity movement and lingering accusations of racism and anti-Semitism. Presented by Mark Lawson.

Zygmunt Miloszewski and Joanna Jodelka reflect on how Polish crime fiction has reflected the country's occupation by both Nazis and Communists, the transition to democracy through the Solidarity movement and lingering accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.

0304Australia (commonwealth Democracy)20141120To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Australia's leading crime novelist - the South African-born Peter Temple, whose books include The

Broken Shore and Truth - talks to Mark Lawson about depicting a society shaped by both British colonialism and American power and why Australian crime fiction should contain as few words as possible.

Australia's leading crime novelist, the South African-born Peter Temple -- whose books include The Broken Shore and Truth -- talks to Mark Lawson about depicting a society shaped by both British colonialism and American power and why Australian crime fiction should contain as few words as possible.

0305 LASTNigeria (post-colonialism)20141121To complement Radio 4's major dramatisations of The Havana Quartet by Cuba's leading crime writer, Leonardo Padura, Mark Lawson, in Foreign Bodies, examines how mystery novels have reflected five different political systems.

Authors including Helon Habila - whose books include the award-winning Oil on Water - talk to Mark Lawson about how a flourishing new tradition of Nigerian crime fiction explores British legacy, tribal tradition and the new "corporate colonialism" as global companies exploit the country's mineral reserves.

The writers Helon Habila, whose books include the award-winning Oil on Water, and CM Okonkwo talk to Mark Lawson about how a flourishing new tradition of Nigerian crime fiction explores British legacy, tribal tradition and the new "corporate colonialism" as global companies exploit the country's mineral reserves.