The Spirit Of Place

Episodes

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19961029A series of newly commissioned stories that evoke the character and atmosphere of a place through language and sound, read by their authors. 1: John McGahern's Love of the World

. Set in County Leitrim, the story tells of an unhappy marriage and the community that it briefly horrifies and then silences.

Producer Frances Byrnes

19961105A series of newly commissioned stories that evoke the character and atmosphere of a place through language and sound, read by their authors.

2: Louis de Bernieres's The Death of Miss Agatha Feakes. Set in the Surrey village where Louis grew up, fascinated by one of the elderly villagers and her menagerie. He imagines her last day on earth, somewhere near Guildford. Producer Frances Byrnes

19961112A series of newly commissioned stories that evoke the character and atmosphere of a place through language and sound, read by their authors.

3: Wilson Harris's The Music of Living Landscapes. Harris takes us on an imaginary journey through both the Guyanese and London interiors, finding ways to combine Macusi legend with the technology of the West. hearing the waterfalls of the rainforest in the hum of traffic at Marble Arch. Producer Frances Byrnes