Our Man In Greeneland

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0120160801

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, BBC Mexico correspondent, Katy Watson, follows Graham Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico. Greene was drawn to Mexico to be 'a spectator of history' following a period of intense religious persecution by the authorities.

Like Greene, Katy travels to the states of Tabasco and Chiapas where, in the 1920s and '30s, churches had been burned to the ground, religious images destroyed, and priests forced to renounce their faith and marry, flee or face the firing squad. Greene's journey inspired a travelogue, The Lawless Roads, and the novel that many consider his masterpiece - The Power and the Glory.

Readings by James Lailey

Produced by Emma Harding.

Mexico correspondent Katy Watson follows Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico.

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, BBC Mexico correspondent, Katy Watson, follows Graham Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico. Greene was drawn to Mexico to be 'a spectator of history' following a period of intense religious persecution by the authorities.

Like Greene, Katy travels to the states of Tabasco and Chiapas where, in the 1920s and '30s, churches had been burned to the ground, religious images destroyed, and priests forced to renounce their faith and marry, flee or face the firing squad. Greene's journey inspired a travelogue, The Lawless Roads, and the novel that many consider his masterpiece - The Power and the Glory.

Readings by James Lailey

Produced by Emma Harding.

Mexico correspondent Katy Watson follows Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico.

02The Heart Of The Matter And Journey Without Maps20160808

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, former BBC West Africa correspondent, Mark Doyle, explores Graham Greene's relationship with West Africa - in particular his 1935 expedition to Liberia, and his time working for British Intelligence in Sierra Leone during the Second World War.

Greene's experiences inspired a travelogue, Journey Without Maps, and the novel The Heart of the Matter.

Readings by James Lailey

Produced by Emma Harding.

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, former BBC West Africa correspondent, Mark Doyle, explores Graham Greene's relationship with West Africa - in particular his 1935 expedition to Liberia, and his time working for British Intelligence in Sierra Leone during the Second World War.

Greene's experiences inspired a travelogue, Journey Without Maps, and the novel The Heart of the Matter.

Readings by James Lailey

Produced by Emma Harding

03The Third Man20160815

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, Vienna-based correspondent Bethany Bell explores Graham Greene's time in post-war Vienna, and the writing and making of the film, The Third Man, in the late 1940s.

Readings by James Lailey and Sam West

Produced by Emma Harding.

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, Vienna-based correspondent Bethany Bell explores Graham Greene's time in post-war Vienna, and the writing and making of the film, The Third Man, in the late 1940s.

Readings by James Lailey and Sam West

Produced by Emma Harding.

04Our Man In Havana20160822

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, the BBC's man in Havana, Will Grant, follows in the footsteps of Graham Greene's novel and screenplay, Our Man in Havana. He explores Greene's portrayal of pre-Revolutionary Cuba and the making of the film in Havana, in the early months of Fidel Castro's new regime. He talks to Cuban author Leonardo Padura and film critic Carlos Galiano.

Readings by James Lailey and Sean Baker.

Produced by Emma Harding.

05Monsieur Quixote20160829

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, Madrid correspondent Guy Hedgecoe follows Graham Greene's travels around post-Franco Spain in the late 1970s. Greene's frequent trips to Spain, and his travels around the country with his great friend, the priest Father Duran, were to inspire his novel Monsieur Quixote, recently dramatized on BBC Radio 4.

Readings by James Lailey

Produced by Emma Harding.