In A Nutshell

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's persuasive ponderings.

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Frances Glessner Lee revolutionised the study of crime investigation, founding the first centre for the study of forensic pathology at Harvard University. Glessner Lee built a series of Dolls Houses in the 1940's with a carpenter in which she constructed meticulous replica crime scenes to teach detectives their craft. These are still used in training new detectives today.

Poet Simon Armitage travels to the Medical Examiners office in Baltimore to investigate them , and their maker - regarded as the mother of modern CSI.

with Bruce Goldfarb, Corinne May Botz, Dr David Fowler, Detective Robert Ross and Jerry Dziecichowicz.

An Instant Option20100514 (BBC7)
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20110507 (BBC7)
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20150329 (BBC7)
20161016 (BBC7)

A satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and T-shirts.

From 1981.

Leonard Rossiter delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and T-shirts.

From 1981, written by Barry Pilton.

Leonard Rossiter offers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and T-shirts

Leonard Rossiter delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and T-shirts. From 1981, written by Barry Pilton.

A satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and T-shirts. From 1981.

Dear Mother Of God20100517 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20110508 (BBC7)
20161127 (BBC7)

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? A surreal reflection.

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? A surreal reflection on the subject, read by Leonard Rossiter.

If the Son of Man returned, how would Christianity celebrate? Barry Pilton's musings read by Leonard Rossiter. From 1981.

The Back Page20100520 (BBC7)
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20161030 (BBC7)

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's collated cogitations.

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment.

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's collated cogitations. A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment.

01An Instant Opinion1981020720180512 (BBC7)
20180513 (BBC7)

Leonard Rossiter offers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"Nowadays, the key question in any political or philosophical movement is, "Can we get it on a badge?"

Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984) delivers a satirical musing on the effect of slogans on badges and t-shirts.

Written by Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.

02Hold The Back Page1981030720180519 (BBC7)
20180520 (BBC7)

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"The paper's policy was to identify with the man in the street - and unfortunately, our man in the street seemed to have escaped from some sort of asylum."

A disastrous foray into journalism is recounted in embarrassment by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.

Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 1981.

03Power Struggles1980022120100513 (BBC7)
20100514 BT=0355 (BBC7)
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20110522 (BBC7)
20161009 (BBC7)
20180526 (BBC7)
20180527 (BBC7)

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

"He first came to public attention as defender of the earth's ozone layer, which was threatened by intensive American aerosol deodorant usage."

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored as revealed by Leonard Rossiter (1926-1984).

Written by Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 1981.

A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored.

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's persuasive ponderings.

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's persuasive ponderings. A breakthrough in 'ecological physics' is scandalously ignored.

04New York, New York1981021420100521 (BBC7)
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20101106 (BBC7)
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20180603 (BBC7)

A snapshot from the 80s of this unique city, brought to life by writer Barry Pilton.

A snapshot from the 80s of this unique city, brought to life by writer Barry Pilton and read by Leonard Rossiter.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

05Einstein Watch Maker1981031420180609 (BBC7)
20180610 (BBC7)
20100519 (BBC7)
20100520 (BBC7)
20110515 (BBC7)
20161113 (BBC7)

Musings on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch. From 1981.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

Musings on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch.

A Leonard Rossiter monologue musing on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch.

Musings on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch. From 1981.

A Leonard Rossiter monologue musing on technological advances in society as seen in the humble wristwatch. From 1981.

06Double Cross Benchers1981090620100518 (BBC7)
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Politics and the shock of party loyalty.

Writer Barry Pilton's musings on assorted topics. Read by Leonard Rossiter

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings.

Barry Pilton's mercurial musings read by Leonard Rossiter.

From 1981.

The shock of disloyalty in politics.

Read by Leonard Rossiter.

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's mercurial musings.

This time, it's the shock of disloyalty in politics.

Politics - and the shock of party loyalty. Barry Pilton's mercurial musings.

Politics - and the shock of party loyalty. Barry Pilton's mercurial musings read by Leonard Rossiter. From 1981.

Leonard Rossiter reads Barry Pilton's mercurial musings. This time, it's the shock of disloyalty in politics.

The shock of disloyalty in politics. Read by Leonard Rossiter.