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0120080211Early life in 1930s Shanghai was like a stage set.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

012008021120080212 (R4)Early life in 1930s Shanghai was like a stage set.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220080212The years at Lunghua Camp were nearly perfect for an adventurous lad.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022008021220080213 (R4)The years at Lunghua Camp were nearly perfect for an adventurous lad.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320080213In London, Ballard meets Mary and is mesmerised by the This Is Tomorrow art exhibition.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032008021320080214 (R4)In London, Ballard meets Mary and is mesmerised by the This Is Tomorrow art exhibition.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420080214Tragedy turns the author into a lone father.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042008021420080215 (R4)Tragedy turns the author into a lone father.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520080215Ballard's thoughts return to Shanghai as he strikes gold with Empire of the Sun.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052008021520080216 (R4)Ballard's thoughts return to Shanghai as he strikes gold with Empire of the Sun.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

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Miracles of Life

JG Ballard's memoir, abridged by Andrew Simpson, in which the best-selling author reflects on various influences that have shaped his work.

1/5.

Early life in 1930s Shanghai was like a stage set.

Read by James Laurenson.

Recalling his days in 1930s Shanghai, JG Ballard reflects on influences behind his work.

Recalling his days in 1930s Shanghai, writer JG Ballard reflects on the influences behind his work.

Recalling his days in 1930s Shanghai, the English writer reflects on the influences behind his work.

Recalling his days in Shanghai, the writer reflects on the influences behind his work.

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20090929 (BBC7)
20090930 BT=0415 (BBC7)
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20101116 (BBC7)
20110809 (BBC7)
Miracles of Life

JG Ballard's memoir, abridged by Andrew Simpson, in which the best-selling author reflects on various influences that have shaped his work.

2/5.

The years at Lunghua Camp were nearly perfect for an adventurous lad.

Read by James Laurenson.

JG Ballard recalls his wartime Japanese incarceration.

Recalling his wartime Japanese incarceration, JG Ballard reflects on the influences behind his work.

Recalling his wartime Japanese incarceration, the writer reflects on the influences behind his work.

The writer reflects on the influences behind his work.

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20091001 (BBC7)
20101117 (BBC7)
20110810 (BBC7)
Miracles of Life

JG Ballard's memoir, abridged by Andrew Simpson, in which the best-selling author reflects on various influences that have shaped his work.

3/5.

In London, Ballard meets Mary and is mesmerised by the This Is Tomorrow art exhibition.

Read by James Laurenson.

JG Ballard recalls his 1950s London life and courtship.

Recalling his 1950s London life and courtship, JG Ballard reflects on the influences behind his work.

042008021420091001 (BBC7)
20091002 (BBC7)
20101118 (BBC7)
20110811 (BBC7)
Miracles of Life

JG Ballard's memoir, abridged by Andrew Simpson, in which the best-selling author reflects on various influences that have shaped his work.

4/5.

Tragedy turns the author into a lone father.

Read by James Laurenson.

JG Ballard recalls his tragic role of a widowed father.

Recalling his tragic role of a widowed father, JG Ballard reflects on the influences behind his work.

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With the success of Empire of the Sun, JG Ballard is taken back to his Shanghai childhood.

Read by James Laurenson.

Miracles of Life

JG Ballard's memoir, abridged by Andrew Simpson, in which the best-selling author reflects on various influences that have shaped his work.

5/5.

Ballard's thoughts return to Shanghai as he strikes gold with Empire of the Sun.